The creator of Queer as Folk has raised concerns that Disney’s streaming service is marginalising LGBTQ+ voices due to its focus on family friendly programmes.
These activists (of whatever flavour) always whine that companies should be catering to their tiny and unrepresentative needs, and yet never seem to say 'Ah, here's an opportunity, I'll start my own business catering to them!', have you noticed that?
Russell T Davies, who revived Doctor Who...
Well, that's one interpretation. Another is 'ran it into the ground with his insistence on instilling woke tropes and themes at the expense of story'...
...said he was worried that Disney would become one of the dominant businesses in global television, resulting in niche voices being sidelined by a morally conservative business.
He told the Edinburgh television festival: “Disney is out to buy all of these companies and will keep buying them, and then, as a gay man, I’m sitting there going, ‘Well, where is my content?’
Isn't it there? I've tended to assume that gay men (and women) were just people who liked the same sort of stuff as everyone else. Maybe I've been wrong?
I didn't realise gay men had some sort of allergic reaction to 'Frozen' and 'Lady And The Tramp'. Is it like showing a cross to a vampire, or something? Do they burst into flames?
“My great worry with huge monoliths like that is it’s family orientated, it’s family friendly.”
Well, yes. It's Disney, isn't it? It's not going to ever show 'Deep Throat' or 'Debbie Does Dallas', so it's certainly not going to show the gay equivalent. It's for family oriented stuff. It does exactly what it says on the tin. There's other channels for other stuff.
Why do you think forcing this channel to carry content they don't feel fits their bill is a good look for you?
“When Disney+ launched they had 3,931 hours of entertainment, it took 23 weeks to watch, I could watch the gay content in half an hour and that’s really important to me and really scares me.”
So go launch your own channel with the sort of content you seem to think is so badly needed. If you're right, people will flock to it and you'll make a fortune.
Of course, if you're not right, you'll lose one. Maybe that's why you never do?