Notes: 6153 / 1 week ago
from outlaw-monarch (originally from sulitati)
Walt Disney Company: Stop their application for the trademark of "Dia de los Muertos."
STOP DISNEY FROM TRADEMARKING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! I am signing this petition to stop Walt Disney from appropriating and exploiting Mexican religion and culture.
Dia de los Muertos is a religious observance during which people, and particularly native peoples, in Mexico, the United States, and abroad, honor ancestors and loved ones who have died. This important religious, spiritual, and cultural observance pre-dates the invasion of Mexico by the Spanish. We celebrate and honor our deceased loved ones by making altars and placing offerings of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempaxochitl, and offering prayers and the smoke of copal.
an article about this in case you’re itching for a quick source, there’s also some posted with the petitition
I am surprised that Disney went that far… that’s pretty far. Guess I should know not to be surprised by now…
for those who are being complete idiots and jerks about this. It’s NOT that Disney is securing the film title of “Dia De Los Muertos” I really could give two fucks if that was the case. It’s that Disney is TRYING TO SECURE RIGHTS TO EVERYTHING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS RELATED.
That is fucked up on soooooo many levels. It’s not their holiday and it’s not a trademark to them.
Please reblog and spread the word.
yeah read the articles ya’ll… it is not about just getting a movie title.
(And you know Disney is a major oligopoly member that is willing to trademark the hell out of everything. See: Seal Team 6.)
This is absolutely despicable, jfc.
- HuffPo. article
- Stitch Kingdom has a pretty comprehensive list of areas Disney is aiming to acquire rights to: Education and entertainment services, clothing, footwear and headwear, toys, games and playthings, and various foods. (It’s unlikely they will follow through with say, DdlM eggs, but they are certainly covering their appropriation bases.)
- SCPR article.
ARE YOU SHITTING ME?
I like how the person who doesn’t understand how a trademark works calls those who do “idiots and jerks”. “Disney is TRYING TO SECURE RIGHTS TO EVERYTHING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS RELATED.”
No, they’re not. A trademark is only applicable to a certain class of goods and services. For example, a cursory search tells me there’s already a trademark on “Dia de los Muertos” that was filed in October 2003. It applies to: “Entertainment services, namely, the continuing production and exhibition of live theater production, stage plays and musical shows.”
Disney is securing the rights to use of their planned film title, “Dia de los Muertos”. This is absolutely, completely, bog-standard ordinary. It ensures that another company cannot market a film using the trademark “Dia de los Muertos” in such a way that their product could be confused with Disney’s. That is their right.
I will concede that Disney did file an excessive number of applications, expecting some of them to be denied, most likely. However, none of them stepped near religion. And it’s a moot point anyway as Disney has abandoned the applications; they’re dead. So work yourself into hysteria over something else, Tumblr; there’s nothing to see here.
Sorry to rant, but in three days I’ve not seen one rational post on this subject.
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Love this song.
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