Disney+ targeted by parent group for adding ‘Deadpool’ movies
Disney+ subscribers, especially parents of young children, are taking issue with the family-friendly streaming service for adding R-rated movies to its streaming catalog. Collider reports that the advocacy group, Parents Television and Media Council (PTC), is upset with the recent additions of dead Pool, Deadpool 2and Logan. Tim Winter, the chairman of the conservative group, said the movies available for kids to stream go against his alleged promise made in 2018 and 2019 that “more forward-thinking adult fare” would be shown on Hulu, while children’s programs would stream on Disney+. Winter says the company promised there would be designated channels for kids and adults. “No R-rated movies on Disney+, they said. It’s a family-oriented platform, they said. We have Hulu for our bolder adult fare, they said,” says Winter , adding, “Turns out they were lying to us. After decades of company brilliance that established itself as the world’s most trusted brand for families, today’s C-level suite at Disney decided to flush everything down the toilet.”
Marvel movies produced by 20th Century Fox have been added to Disney+ for more mature audiences. The films contain graphic violence, nudity, foul language and sexual content. Despite the group’s anger, others are happy that Marvel content is now available. Disney+ directs encourages guardians to use parental controls on this content to prevent their children from watching. But Winter says that’s not enough, noting that “families’ trust and sensitivity is violated by the mere existence of R-rated and TV-MA programs. What took decades to build now takes just months.” to be erased,” he said.
This isn’t the first time Disney+ has added more mature content. In March 2022, they added. The Defenders, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisherand iron fist at his library. Winter also had a strong reaction at the time, saying it was “off-brand” to do so.
“The company’s namesake platform, Disney+, logically marketed itself as a family-friendly streaming service, and parents trusted Disney to deliver just that,” he continued. “So what comes next, adding live strip performances to Fantasyland at Disney World?”