Disney to Partner with Pornographic Max

Written by PTC | Published May 9, 2024

LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2024) – The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) said that Disney should cancel its plans to offer a streaming package with HBO’s Max, which has long been associated with explicit content. The new streaming bundle will include Disney+, Hulu, and Max.

“Disney’s new partnership with HBO’s Max is akin to putting the Playboy Mansion inside the gates of Disneyland. This entirely inappropriate partnership will give children access to some of the most sexually explicit, graphically violent, and profane content available on streaming platforms today, and will further alienate families that have trusted Disney,” said Melissa Henson, vice president, Parents Television and Media Council.

“Disney will spin this news as good for families, but they see through this charade. Disney has continued to move its streaming business towards including R- and TV-MA-rated and sexually themed content targeted at children and has even employed Disney executives who have openly admitted to their overt efforts to insert sexual themes into child-targeted programming. This Max partnership further cements Disney’s reputation as anti-family.

“Max programs and its weak parental controls have enabled children to access some of the most explicit streaming content on the market, including Euphoria, which has featured statutory rape and sexual exploitation, illicit drug abuse, graphic teen sex, and pornography use – all portrayed as a normal part of the teenage experience, and The Idol, cited as “pornographic,” a “sordid male fantasy,” a “darker, crazier, and more risqué version” of Euphoria.

“Disney must recognize the harm this partnership with Max will have on its audience of children and families, along with its further tarnishing its reputation, and should immediately cancel its plans to move forward,” Henson added.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, 71% of adults in the U.S. agree that “Disney should return to wholesome programming and allow parents to decide when their children are taught about sexuality.”

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