Disney Says ‘Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah’ Is Racist, Removes It From Park Music

  • Disneyland has removed the phrase “zip-a-dee-doo-dah” from the music of its in-park parades due to racial sensitivity concerns.
  • The phrase was previously used in the music of the Disney “Magic Happens” parades before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the events to cease performance, according to the OC Register.
  • Disney made the change due to the phrase’s origin in the 1946 film “Song of the South,” long criticized for its idealistic portrayal of the post-war South and racial stereotypes.
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