CNN: Saying "Hong Kong Disneyland" and "Disneyland Shanghai" is racist |

CNN: Saying “Hong Kong Disneyland” and “Disneyland Shanghai” is racist

Entrance to the soon-to-be-demolished Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo by Joel [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Like Will Rogers and Congress, we never lack for material.

ATLANTA, GA — CNN commentators have denounced Uncle Walt’s Insider for describing Disney’s two Chinese theme parks as “Disneyland Shanghai” and “Hong Kong Disneyland.” They claim that using description of the parks’ foreign location is racist.

In our defense: (1) The terms are just a description of a geographic fact; and (2) CNN itself has used those names (here & here, from just the past 30 days). We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.

UPDATE: Shortly after publication, CNN reported that we were “doubling down on racism” by saying the two parks are “Chinese.” Sigh.

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Cover photo: A theme park… somewhere. Photo by Joel [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.