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‘Mickey Mouse goes woke!’ Disney brutally mocked for ditching ‘boys and girls’ greeting

Disneyland resorts across the world have started to reopen their doors to the public again after Covid restrictions forced the theme parks to shut their doors. Ahead of Orlando theme park’s first ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks display since it reopened, Disney released a preview in anticipation of the event. However, it appears officials have altered the familiar introduction of “ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” in a bid to be more inclusive.

Instead of the usual announcement alerting customers to the fireworks display, Disney have replaced the greeting with: “Good evening, friends.”

The updated announcement will be used throughout all of Disney’s 12 parks and will be heard in more than just the fireworks displays, a spokesperson from Toyko Disneyland told Deadline.

They added that the change was to make sure people of all sexual and gender identities felt “comfortable in the park”.

But the new greeting has been heavily mocked and criticised on social media, with many suggesting the change was completely unnnecessary and branded it as “woke”.

One person simply wrote: “Mickey Mouse woke!”, while another branded it as “utter garbage”.

A third said: What a bunch of BS. Disneyland is for the boys as the girls.

“Enough of this woke crap. Stupid asses!!”

Another person fumed: “I think what Mr Walt Disney came up with for HIS Parks…. Should not change.

“His Parks have made children , teenagers, adults happy since 1955.

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Another person said: “Oh, for crying out loud! Really?”

But not everyone was angered by the move, with swathes of people praising the company for making their parks more inclusive.

One person enthused: “REALLY proud of you for the inclusive greeting at your parks. Bravo! Kindness MATTERS.”

Another wrote: “‘I love “Dreamers of all ages” because it really makes that super snuggly and more magical. It’s so heartwarming.”

It is not the first time Disney has made efforts to make its parks and films more inclusive.

It revamped some of its rides, including Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruises, after they were criticised for promoting racial and cultural stereotypes.

The brand also added warning to several of its older films on its streaming platform Disney+, such as Peter Pan, Dumbo and The Muppets.

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Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson mocked for moaning about Brexit: 'It's what you voted for!'

“Well, well, well, if it isn’t the consequences of his own actions,” tweeted a third person.

“Maybe you should have done some research, this is exactly what you voted for you idiot,” said another.

However, others rushed to his defence, with one reasoning: “Everyone saying ‘he knew what he voted for’ that’s the point, there was so much misinformation and outright lying around the campaign that many people *did not* know exactly what they were voting for. The people running the campaigns didn’t know.”

Elton John also recently criticised the government’s lack of action, branding them “philistines”.

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Donald Trump mocked for latest bizarre attack on windmills – 'They kill everything'

Social media users mocked the former President after his Fox News comments, with many joking windmills “killed my parents”.

One said: “The former guy, whose incompetence led to 500,000 American deaths from COVID on his watch, claims that windmills ‘kill everything.’”

Another pointed out “in the US, cats kill ~2 billion birds every year”.

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Take it down! Scots demand removal of Union Jack flag – 'year-round poppies' also mocked

The Airdrie for Independence group will voice their disgust at the flagpole in West End Park, North Lanarkshire at 1pm on Monday. This comes an hour before Scotland kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against the Czech Republic.

Ahead of the protest, independence activist Jim Cassidy even claimed that the flag had “political and sectarian connotations”.

He vocally complained to North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) about the Union Jack replacing the Saltire around two weeks ago.

The council owns the land which is maintained by the voluntary group Friends of West End Park.

The group has yet to comment publicly, but in a leaked letter seen by The National, they said it was apolitical and, “very saddened and surprised” that their upgrade to the flagpole was “somehow associated to a political/national cause”.

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The flagpole is adjacent to the town’s war memorial, which is also maintained by the group.

In the letter they said they had received several requests from ex-service personnel, veterans and their families, indicating “they felt it would be right that we gave consideration to a British flag”.

Mr Cassidy, who described himself as a former British serviceman, dismissed their reasoning and called on the Saltire to be reinstated.

Writing on his Facebook page, he said: “I contacted the Labour leader of North Lanarkshire Council Jim Logue, who was very helpful and who informed me that having spoken to someone representing ‘Friends of West End Park’ group … that our national flag would be replaced as soon as one could be sourced.

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“I was therefore disappointed to be contacted yesterday by someone who had written to the group, who made me aware that they had reneged on the agreement with North Lanarkshire Council and had decided to keep the British flag flying instead.

“Having seen the letter they sent, I have to say that I was concerned at their actions and am unconvinced as to the motivations behind their decision.”

He added: “They state that the group is non-political and non-sectarian, but that doesn’t mean that you can be blind to the political and sectarian connotations linked to the British flag, and one would have had to be living under a rock to have missed them.

“The Saltire which flew there was something all our community had no argument over, and its removal coincides with British Government attempts to rebrand much of Scotland with the British flag in a programme of ‘Union-Jackery’, so it is understandable why people cannot simply accept this is simply an innocent misunderstanding.

“As a former member of the armed forces who used to parade every year with the Royal Engineers on Remembrance Sunday, I do not believe that the wishes of a few veterans and their families should be given greater consideration than the entire community of Airdrie.

“The British Nationalist community does have a particular focus on a few key areas, such as the flying of the British flag, year-round poppy displays and veterans’ causes, so the decision to remove the Saltire and replace it with the British must be viewed in that context.”

A spokesperson for the council said: “The Friends of West End and Centenary Park is a voluntary community organisation run by an independent committee who do a fantastic job looking after the park for the benefit of the local people and visitors.

“Flying the Saltire or Union Flag is at the discretion of the committee.”

Express.co.uk has contacted the Friends of West End Park for comment.

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Donald Trump savagely mocked by Twitter users over wardrobe blunder

The former US President sparked a frenzy among Twitter users after footage of his latest appearance seemed to show him wearing his trousers backwards. The video shows Mr Trump walking on stage at a Republican Party rally in Greenville, North Carolina, wearing a navy suit without a front zipper fly on his trousers.

One Twitter user said: “My grandfather, who had Alzheimer’s, would do this.

“Been saying Trump has it since he sundowned.

“He was coming down the ramp off Air Force One to the tarmac, and had to be retrieved by a Secret Service agent.”

Another person added: “When you wear diapers and you buy tailored pants, zippers are stupid.”

A third commenter wrote: “Are they on backwards, or is it just that they couldn’t put a zipper in the big top they bought from the local circus to make his pants out of?”

Another user said: “I’m so confused by what I’m seeing here and I feel like I’ve now spent entirely too much time staring at his below the belt region that I’ve gotta tap out for now.

“Ya’ll let me know if you figure something out, though.”

Other users pointed out the creases on the former President’s trousers.

One person tweeted: “I don’t know about being on backwards, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen such severe wrinkling. How does that happen?”

Another user added: “The pants are so ill-fitting, the creases could be from excess material (to make it less apparent he’s wearing an adult diaper?) bunching up while he was sitting for 30-45 minutes.

“It does look like you can see a belt buckle?”

Supporters of the former President took to the social media platform to defend him, claiming the video had been edited to make it look like he was wearing his pants backwards.

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Amanda Holden's 'tight outfits' mocked by Alan Carr as she wears see-through dress on show

On BBC, Amanda returned to I Can See Your Voice alongside Alison Hammond and Jimmy Carr.

She and her fellow panellists help contestants guess which singers are good or bad, in a bid for them to win £10,000.

Ahead of each show in recent weeks, Amanda has been sharing snaps of her outfits on Instagram.

Tonight, she stunned in a black see-through dress embellished with sequins.

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Stacey Solomon mocked by her sister after tearful Instagram post: 'Not normal behaviour!'

Fortunately, Stacey laughed along with her sister’s cheeky post, as she replied: “Perfectly normal behaviour @label.lady.1,” alongside crying with laughter emojis.

It comes after Stacey got emotional again after posting a clip of her eldest son Zachary cuddling his brother on his special day, before opening up about the criticism she faced when he was born.

Stacey, who had her son Zachary, now 13, when she was 17, recalled that people would criticise her for having a child at such a young age.

Appreciating her family, Stacey who is also mum to one-year-son Rex, who she shares with fiancé Joe Swash, said her “kind and caring” children were her “biggest achievement”.

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