In TOY STORY, rated G by the ultraliberal MPAA...
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 95 02:59:56 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: In TOY STORY, rated G by the ultraliberal MPAA...
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: email@example.com (Rick Sayre)
[This purports to be a letter from Don Wildmon, head of the American
Family Association. It's not yet validated, but if it is a joke,
the jokers sure got the patter right.]
[This is just too incredibly stupid to be a fake... -psl]
Once again, it is time for us to stand up and tell the liberal
entertainment industry that America will not tolerate the continual
erosion of the minds of our young people with obscene pornography
disguised as "family entertainment".
The Walt Disney Company, one of America's leading distributors of lucrative,
mind-rotting garbage aimed at children--THE LION KING, ALADDIN--is at it
again. TOY STORY, the company's big Christmas release, is positively the
most disgusting example of Hollywood's use of pornography to line its
coffers since ABC-TV's NYPD BLUE.
Some of the following descriptions may be offensive, so please keep this
out of the hands of your children:
In TOY STORY, rated G by the ultraliberal MPAA, the main characters,
"Woody"--note sexual reference--and "Buzz"--note drug reference--are
owned by a child in a single-parent household in which the father is
noticeably absent. "Woody" and "Buzz" have equally disturbing toy
friends, including a sex-obsessed talking potato, a sex-obsessed Bo Peep
doll who cannot keep her hands (or lips) off "Woody," and an Etch-a-Sketch
whose "knobs" must be "adjusted" to produce results.
(For a complete report on TOY STORY, see the December issue of the AFA
Journal, available from the American Family Association, P.O. Drawer
2440, Tupelo, MS 38803.)
This is obviously material not acceptable for children, yet Disney has aimed
this wallow in the gutter squarely at the hearts and minds of our youth. We
MUST tell them that we will NOT allow them to continue this mind pollution.
I URGE you to make copies of this letter and DISTRIBUTE it to your friends
and neighbors and boycott TOY STORY and all of its tie-in products
And PLEASE write or call the creators and distributors of this filth and
let them know that you are FED UP with their reckless and immoral
actions. AFA efforts like this are keeping pornography off store shelves,
off television sets, and out of the theaters and video stores of America,
but we MUST NOT LET UP. As long as Hollywood does not get the message
and WAKE UP, we must continue to tell them how America feels.
Write to: Chrm. Michael Eisner
The Walt Disney Co.
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Or phone: 818-560-1000
Hollywood IS listening. We ARE winning battle after battle. And with
your help, we will win the war. Boycott TOY STORY. Tell your friends
and neighbors. The children of America thank you, and I thank you.
© 1995 Peter Langston