Boy Scouts go WOKE to cover up 83,000 SEXUAL misconduct lawsuits

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The Boy Scouts of America is no longer the image of Americana innocence — and it now seems that it never actually was in the first place.

The organization has announced that it is now changing its name to “Scouting America” in order to promote inclusivity and explore diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

“Can I remind America that this is an organization that has 83,000 lawsuits against them for sexual misconduct on young boys?” Jaco Booyens asks, adding, “We’re just going to change the name and welcome more dysfunction, because we are welcoming more dysfunction.”

“So, if you’re thinking of your son being in the Boy Scouts — it hasn’t existed for a long time. Pull them out. Pull them out of public school, pull them out of the Boy Scouts,” Booyens says.

The organization has also apparently sought bankruptcy protection because of all the lawsuits against it, and it had a reorganization plan that allowed it to continue its programs while compensating all of the victims.

“You have all of these people who are coming forward with these claims, which clearly have merit to them, and everyone’s just like, ‘Yeah, it’s fine, you can exist. In fact, just rename yourself Scouting America so that you can just completely hide behind that,’” Sara Gonzales says angrily.

“It should be called ‘Pedophiles Scouting America,’” Booyens chimes in.

Matthew Marsden agrees, noting that this is “the degradation of our youth, especially young men.”

“The Boy Scouts was there to prepare you to be a man,” Marsden says. “Of course, the allegations of abuse are really serious, but this a deeper thing to emasculate young men and to take away their manliness. This is what it’s about, really, to raise a generation of wimps.”

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Report: Disney lost over $600 million from just 4 movies in 2023 after year of epic flops

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A stunning report detailed the expenses on Disney films and found that the totals of just four of its big-budget projects lost the company more than half a billion in 2023.

Disney films showed up repeatedly on a list of the biggest bombs of the year, and the amount of money the mouse brand is willing to shell out only for the movies to end up deeply in the red is truly mesmerizing.

The report by Deadline is a real eye opener in terms of the volume of cash that can be evaporated by a studio — even outside of the actual production budget — when a film doesn't live up to expectations.

The outlet reported that typically Disney pumps out the majority of the top 10 most-profitable films in a year due to its Marvel movies, but those figures have largely unraveled due to the losses of Disney+. However, it should be noted that Disney and Marvel movies have suffered from insufferable wokeness and diversity-driven casting, which of course CEO Bob Iger denies.

Topping the list of flops was "The Marvels," a project that checked a lot of boxes for the film studio as a diverse, female-led and directed superhero movie. Unfortunately, the movie's $218 million in revenues was overshadowed by a $270 million production budget along with over $100 million in advertising. It crossed the finish line with an estimated $237 million loss.

Disney was rated the worst movie studio of 2023 by Variety, and it's no wonder given that for the entire year moviegoers were perplexed that the studio seemed unwilling to change its ideological path.

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" was yet another heartache for both the studio and fans of the franchise. With reports of rewrites and reshoots after leaked storylines angered fans, it was hard to imagine the film could turn around the negative hype.

Add on a reported $80 million in post-production costs to de-age Harrison Ford, and it's no surprise the film made the list.

The expenses totaled $300 million in production, $120 million in ads, and another $96 million in residuals, distribution, and overhead. The film lost about $143 million according to Deadline, meaning even showing Indiana Jones with his true face for the film's entirety couldn't have saved it.

Disney's "Wish" suffered terrible reviews and went relatively unnoticed even to Disney's most critical observers.

$300 million in production and advertising easily dwarfed its box office and streaming numbers, leaving the studio with -$131 million.

The animated film about the production company's own legacy wasn't the biggest hit with young girls who likely expected a better storyline for a Disney princess. The report described the movie as reeking of corporate product with nothing magical about it.

Keeping in line with strange movie ideas, Disney's "Haunted Mansion" is the studio's second foray into making a movie based around its theme-park attraction of the same name. While the Eddie Murphy-led 2003 iteration seemingly performed very poorly, it still outshined the 2023 film.

The 2003 flick saw a global box office of $182 million, but 20 years later, the new version could only make $117 million. Against a $150 million production budget, the totals were again not on Disney's side with $117 million in losses.

In total, that left Disney with an estimated $628 million in losses from just four movies. How the company fairs in 2024 is anyone's guess, but it's hard to imagine Mickey can lose that much money without some big-name budgets suffering severe flops in theaters.

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Disney rated worst major studio after year of record-setting flops for Marvel Cinematic Universe

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A review of major Hollywood studios saw Disney come away with the worst rating after facing a year of fantastic flops highlighted by ideological struggles taking the forefront for characters on the big screen.

Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Apple, and Lionsgate all took in higher scores than the massive Disney, which owns the Marvel universe along with iconic brands like Star Wars.

Some of Disney's highlights for 2023 actually came from 2022, according to Variety which noted that James Cameron's "Avatar: The Way of Water," released in mid-December 2022, actually outperformed most of the studio's hopeful hits the following year.

However, it was "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" and "The Little Mermaid" live-action remake that took in the most profit for the studio, with $845 million and $569 million respectively.

Although the new and allegedly improved mermaid story was described as a respectable performance, it did not live up to expectations. That would be an understatement for "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," which cost $300 million but was "cursed" with a $60 million domestic opening, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Variety called it one of the most painful flops of the year. The movie also likely avoided more pain by shifting its ending away from what was reported to be both a gender-swap for the Indiana Jones character along with the death of Harrison Ford's character in the movie.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" outperformed Indiana Jones but was still considered a poor showing, even though the first movie in that franchise previously held the record for the worst opening weekend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's history.

It took eight years for "The Marvels" to break that record, bottoming out at $47 million for its long-weekend opening in 2023. The poor performance seemed like a movie industry omen: a movie all about female empowerment, starring a diverse cast of women, directed by a woman who has often made talking about racism a focal point.

The studio, which also pumped out "Chang Can Dunk" in early 2023 on Disney+, faced ridicule from one of the year's biggest kingmakers: "South Park."

"South Park: Joining the Panderverse" was perhaps the most talked-about episodic TV event of the year, and it was directed entirely at Disney. The special episode took aim at Disney President Kathleen Kennedy, who in the episode responded to hate mail about her movies by making all future movies increasingly more diverse.

The episode was trademarked by having Kennedy respond to any problems Disney executives raised by saying, "Put a chick in it! Make her lame and gay!"

In reality, Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted in November 2023 that the studio may be rushing out too many titles.

"One of the reasons I believe it’s fallen off a bit is that we were making too much," Iger said, according to Deadline. "I think when it comes to creativity, quality is critical, of course, and quantity in many ways can destroy quality. Storytelling, obviously, is the core of what we do as a company."

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Disney CEO Bob Iger blames abysmal box office for 'The Marvels' on COVID, addresses major gripe of comic book fans

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Disney CEO Bob Iger said the abysmal box office figures for "The Marvels" were a result of COVID.

The Walt Disney Company spent $274.8 million to make "The Marvels," but then received a $55 million subsidy from the government of the United Kingdom, according to Forbes.

However, "The Marvels" has been an absolute box office bust.

Variety reported on Sunday that "The Marvels" is "officially the lowest-grossing installment in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Since its release date on Nov. 10, "The Marvels" has made an extremely disappointing $80 million in North America and $197 million globally.

Disney appeared to wave the white flag in its statement released on Sunday, "With ‘The Marvels’ box office now winding down, we will stop weekend reporting of international/global grosses on this title."

Bob Iger gave his reasons why he believed that "The Marvels" was a disaster at the box office during an appearance at The New York Times Dealbook Summit last week.

"'The Marvels' was shot during COVID," Iger began. "There wasn’t as much supervision on the set, so to speak, where we have executives [that are] really looking over what’s being done day after day after day."

Iger also blamed streaming services for Disney movies flopping at the box office.

“The experience of accessing [the films] and watching them in the home is better than it ever was,” he said. “And [it’s] a bargain when you think about it. Streaming Disney+ you can get for $7 a month. That’s a lot cheaper than taking your whole family to a film. So, I think the bar is now raised in terms of quality about what gets people out of their homes, into movie theaters.”

Iger also addressed a major gripe that comic book fans have – making sequels just for the sake of making a safe sequel.

“I don’t want to apologize for making sequels,” Iger prefaced. “Some of them have done extraordinarily well, and they’ve been good films, too."

The Disney CEO specified, "I think there has to be a reason to make them. You have to have a good story. And often the story doesn’t hold up to — is not as strong as the original story. That can be a problem.”

Iger continued, "We’re making a number of them now right, as a matter of fact. But we will only greenlight a sequel if we believe the story that the creators want to tell is worth telling.”

"Quality needs attention to deliver quality; it doesn't happen by accident," Iger confessed. "Quantity, in our case, diluted quality, and Marvel has suffered greatly from that."

However, the Walt Disney Company admitted last month that wokeness and culture wars have had significnt impacts across the board on the multinational entertainment and media conglomerate.

As Blaze News previously reported, Disney warned investors that the company's wokeness presents risks to its "reputation and brands" in its annual financial report with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Disney’s Latest Box Office Flop Signals More Of The Mouse’s Self-Inflicted Demise

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We watched ‘The Marvels’ so you don't have to

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If you didn’t already know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going downhill, and the latest film, “The Marvels,” which was released on November 10, is only adding to the problem.

“I've seen roadside taco stands with better quality control than whatever the heck they've got going on over at Marvel right now,” says Lauren Chen.

People have waited over four years for the release of this film, as it’s the sequel to “Captain Marvel,” which came out in 2019.

Unfortunately, the anticipation and excitement leading up to “The Marvels'” release will likely be replaced with disappointment and frustration.

For starters, the movie is “all over the place,” says Lauren, adding that the confusing plotline “gave [her] a headache.”

Further, because science fiction/fantasy movies are exactly that – fiction – they don’t have to make sense scientifically, but they do have to make sense within the context of the film. Lauren points to the infinity stones from “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” There’s nothing scientifically sound about the concept of powerful space gemstones, and yet, the stones drove the plotline of the films and likely contributed to the fact that the movies are Marvel’s top two performers.

“The Marvels,” however, has the MCU’s lowest grossing film opening in history, perhaps because the fake science, which should have been “fun and ... cohesive,” was “some of the dumbest [Lauren has] ever seen.”

“I, still, while watching this baby-faced actress blast a hole in the sky creating a portal to another planet in order to suck out the other planets’ air, could not help but think to myself, ‘Wow, this is really dumb,”’ she sighs.

There’s also the issue of “emotional resonance” to consider.

Lauren recalls a moment in the film that should have been “a pretty heavy moment,” considering hundreds of civilian Skrulls were left to die on an uninhabitable planet, but despite the tragic circumstances, “the film moves on from that pretty quickly.”

“I mean there's literally just two minutes where it's kind of like, ‘Oh, sucks to suck,”’ says Lauren.

But that’s not the only scene that frivolously glosses over a tragedy.

There’s another point in the film when “basically you just watch a genocide unfold,” and yet “the characters [don’t] seem to give a crap that entire planets and populations [are] being just wiped out,” criticizes Lauren.

And somehow it gets even worse.

For example, in addition to the brushed-aside tragedies, there’s a poor attempt at comedy when some of the characters arrive on Aladna — the singing planet, where the language “is singing in English,” and the residents “don’t understand you” unless you sing, scoffs Lauren.

Suddenly, there’s “a 10 minute ... musical number,” featuring “Brie Larson not only singing but also magically changing outfits,” says Lauren, adding that the scene “felt like a throwaway episode of a daytime weekend TV show.”

There were other parts of the movie, too, that made Lauren realize “the writers could not give a flying F— about the film” like adorable kittens who eat scientists and throw them up later, a trio of “superheroes” who interact like “work colleagues,” and the fact that “there’s basically no men in the film.” But to get the full details on that, you’ll have to watch Lauren’s full review below.

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Disney already in 'damage control' mode before 'The Marvels' is released

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If you’re tired of Marvel movies with woke plotlines and feminist leading ladies, then that’s too bad because there’s another one on the way.

“The Marvels” is gearing up for its 2023 release next week and will star Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

While Lauren Chen isn’t a fan of the Marvel franchise and its stars, she admits that what she is “a huge fan of is schadenfreude.”

“You see the team behind Captain Marvel, including Brie Larson herself. They were really at the forefront of basically accusing everybody who doesn’t like one of their movies of being sexist or toxic,” Chen says.

Larson as Captain Marvel has not been a selling point for fans, and because of that, Disney has “been doing everything in their power to essentially play damage control for the character.”

The new film is predicted to have one of, if not the worst, box office grosses for the MCU ever. It’s been predicted that "The Marvels" will only gross between $50 million and $75 million in its domestic opening weekend.

It’s also been predicted that the film will bring in between $121 million and $189 million at the domestic box office.

“If this data is correct, I really can’t imagine a way that Disney does not lose money on this,” Chen says.

And apparently, not even Brie Larson is fully on board with being Captain Marvel anymore.

“There’s even been a report that claims that Brie Larson has grown disillusioned with the role of Captain Marvel and that she no longer wants to play the character anymore,” Chen says.

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Director of upcoming 'The Marvels' hints the film will FLOP – 'This just isn’t working'

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In a day when DEI is prioritized over experience and talent, it’s no surprise that even big-budget movies are flopping left and right.

The upcoming "The Marvels" movie featuring Brie Larson is projected to follow the same abysmal trajectory as nearly all the preceding films with woke agendas.

Director Nia DaCosta’s work experience and even some of her own comments about the movie hint that the sequel will be a failure and that her role as director might be tied to DEI initiatives.

“Two months out from its premiere date, all of the cast and crew should be absolutely buzzing with excitement,” says Lauren Chen, “but instead for some reason we have headlines like this ... ‘Director Nia DaCosta Implies She’s Done With Marvel Studios Productions After "The Marvels."'"

The article reported, “In an interview with Vanity Fair, DaCosta complained throughout the interview about how stressful and demanding the production was for the film.”

“Sometimes you’d be in a scene and you’d be like, ‘What the hell does any of this s*** mean?’ ... There were obviously hard days, and days where you’re like, ‘This just isn’t working,”’ DaCosta told interviewers.

“I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that this director was maybe taken out of her comfort zone with ‘The Marvels,’” says Lauren, “but it seems like … she was just ill-suited to the project to begin with.”

But Lauren isn’t really surprised by this.

“The MCU lately has been on this kick where they like to take directors who are really not familiar with big-budget, sci-fi action blockbusters and then give them Marvel movies,” she says, “and also if you ask me the reason why this is done is largely for diversity; they’re just like looking to get women or people of color behind the camera even if they’re not qualified for it.”

“When you prize things like skin color or gender over actual experience, then yes, you should expect to get people behind the camera that do feel overwhelmed,” says Lauren in reference to DaCosta’s comments.

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