Was Walt Disney An Anti-Semite?
Posted on July 4, 2013 by Stephen Propatier
This blog post is a revision of a July 2013 post. The original was quickly written and it showed. The US movie Saving Mr. Banks was released December 13, 2013. The movie which portrays Walt Disney has greatly increased the interest in the subject. I decided to update and improve the original post. The update turned into a complete re-write.
Popular culture in the united states promotes the idea that Walt Disney hated Jews. American comedies like Seth MacFarlane‘s Family Guy , Saturday Night Live, and Robot Chicken have all prominently parodied Walt Disney by focusing on his supposed antisemitism. Recently Meryl Streep made public comments that Disney was a sexist and a racist in addition to being anti-Semitic. The most common accusation is antisemitism. Was Disney corporation founder Walt Disney Anti-Semitic? Was the…
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