Disney ‘regrets’ overall performance with the aid of using touring faculty drill crew

Officials at Walt Disney World say a overall performance with the aid of using a touring Texas excessive faculty drill crew that used American Indian stereotypes, which includes chants of “scalp them,” doesn’t mirror the motel’s values
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Officials at Walt Disney World stated Friday that a overall performance with the aid of using a touring Texas excessive faculty drill crew that used American Indian stereotypes, which includes chants of “scalp them,” does not mirror the Florida motel’s values.
The overall performance this week withinside the Magic Kingdom with the aid of using the “Indianettes” drill crew from Port Neches-Grove High School “did now no longer mirror our center values, and we remorse it took place,” Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler stated in an emailed announcement.
An audition tape that the faculty had furnished on the way to be decided on to carry out on the subject matter park motel became inconsistent with the real overall performance, the announcement stated.
Wahler stated new measures were carried out to save you that from occurring again. She did now no longer elaborate.
In a video of the overall performance published on Twitter, individuals of the drill crew are visible tapping their arms over their mouths and whooping, as a drum kilos withinside the background, in what’s stereotypically referred to as a “conflict cry.”
Port Neches-Groves faculty district Superintendent Mike Gonzales and Indianettes director Cortnie Schexnaider did now no longer right away go back messages looking for comment. However, the district issued a announcement to KFDM-TV in Beaumont wherein district officers stated they are “aware about the priority concerning the overall performance of our band and Indianettes at Disney World.”
“We are devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our faculty district. Our district is nearing a hundred years old, and our Board of Trustees is devoted to usually making the first-class choices for our students, staff, and the groups of Port Neches and Groves,” the district stated.
According to a PN-G spokesperson, that is the eighth time that PN-G accomplished the habitual at Disney World. The spokesperson says Disney has by no means requested in advance of time approximately the deliberate overall performance.
Port Neches is a petrochemical refining middle positioned close to the Gulf Coast approximately thirteen miles (20 kilometers) southeast of Beaumont, Texas. The Indianettes were a fixture at Port Neches-Groves High School for extra than 50 years, in keeping with the faculty district website.