Advice columnist absolutely tears up spouse and Disney ‘zero tolerance’ policy
Most Disney fans are happy to celebrate and rejoice in the fact that they are Disney fans. Whether it’s posting to merchandise collections – even if some collections cause chaos – or sharing vlogs, TikToks, and blog posts, people who love Disney are sure to let it know.
That being said, not everything is easy for some fans of the House of the Mouse and its many owned properties, as was the subject of this disgruntled spouse’s remarks to a popular advice columnist.
Disney is built on the love of fans. For Walt Disney’s dreams to come true, people had to buy into his characters, theme parks, and stories. The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest companies in the world and following its acquisition of brands like Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, its collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios and more recently the takeover of 20th Century Fox, Disney has expanded its audience on the whole world.
Whether it’s watching the animated classics back to back or dressing up in all Disney gear for the Walt Disney World AKA 50th Anniversary Celebration The World’s Most Magical Celebration – or even fainting fully clothed. in Wreck-It Ralph – many fans love to be wrapped up in all things Disney.
However, just because someone is a Disney fan doesn’t mean everyone is too. A spouse recently wrote to Prudence – Slate’s advice column – about her partner’s love for all things Disney, despite their “zero tolerance policy.” And, let’s just say, the answer is less than heartwarming.
The problem, this cranky spouse brings to the discussion, in part, reads:
My first partner had a soft spot for Disney, which I hated. Our whole house was covered in Disney stuff (think 101 Dalmatians shower curtain etc) which was sticky and embarrassing. When I met my current partner, I made it clear my zero tolerance policy at Disney. She said there was no problem, but confessed that her twin daughters (now in their late twenties) were from the “Harry Potter generation” and that she and the twins still had “experiences. minimal nostalgic “related to HP.
The comments go on to describe how her rating on her âminimal nostalgic experiencesâ was not minimal at all, and in fact the spouse describes it as a âpsychotic lieâ. They reveal they catch their spouse reading the Harry Potter books on his Kindle or chatting with his children about how they can come to terms with a series written by such a controversial author – JK Rowling is currently being criticized for its comments regarding feminism and the transgender community, so much so that Warner Bros. seems to move away the Fantastic beasts franchise from the creator of Wizarding World.
You may also be saying to yourself: but wait? Harry potter isn’t even a Disney thing. Yes, you’re right. Anyway, back to the complaint:
I reminded her that she promised to NEVER bring any Disney stuff around, and she said, “Disney didn’t own the Harry Potter franchise back then,” which cuts the hair the best it can. She put the product in a drawer where I won’t see it, but she won’t get rid of it or apologize for buying it. Now she plans to watch HP’s reunion IN THE HOUSE while zooming in with the twins.
They end with a desperate cry for help:
Be careful, she has advanced degrees, a high-level job with a good pay, and successful daughters, so I don’t know why she has to hang on to HP, especially knowing that Disney is a big deal for me. To this day, she claims that HP is a “minimal” part of her life and that she hasn’t warped. How do I get her to understand that her HP thing is actually an important fixation that she has to get past if she is to make our marriage last?
It is clear, the Harry potter and the Disney situation aside, that many Disney fans who read this will be enraged by such a brutal attack on someone’s hobby, joy, and love. And Prudence has also seen through these particular issues and posted a scathing response. They said:
Just for the record, Disney doesn’t even own Harry Potter, so I guess if you want to keep going you’ll have to become an enemy of Warner Bros. as well. But: are you serious? Is it real? None of this affects you. There are no sticky shower curtains to bother you. You have nothing to complain about. For every hour she spends in her completely harmless hobby, you should spend an hour finding your own books, movies, and interests, and an hour chatting with a therapist about becoming a less intolerant and intolerant person. critical. Better yet: if it’s really a compromise, go away and let her live in peace and enjoy her life.
Often times, advice columns will post their response, balancing between relating to the complaint, suggesting new things, and asking the person to maybe allow themselves to be a little more open to whatever their issue is. But, as can be seen from Prudence’s response (âIs that true?â), This complaint did not deserve any sympathy, not at all.
Have you ever fought with a loved one to be a Disney fan? Let us know in the comments below!