The Walt Disney Company is now using another one of its properties to spread the company's latest anti-family offering.
Hollywood Records, a Walt Disney Company subsidiary, has released an album by the rock group Danzig. Danzig is fronted by Glenn Danzig whose work, according to the Los Angeles Times, is "laced with satanic themes." The heavy metal singer's publicist denies her client is a satanist, but admits the album Blackacidevil includes lots of "dark, Gothic and sexual imagery."
"I guess this is the next step for Disney," said Tim Wildmon, vice president of the American Family Association. "We've seen their anti-family efforts in films and in books, so music is the next wall to fall. What's so sickening here is that Disney is bringing Satanic themes into the teen market," added Wildmon.
How far across the line is the group Danzig? The group's music video
It's Coming Down has
been banned from MTV because of scenes of sadomasochism, masturbation, urination and genital
mutilation. Even the pornographic Playboy Channel cable network will not air the work of the
group that Disney produces. "Just think about that for a minute. Playboy, one of the largest
pornographers in the world, won't air Danzig's video, yet Disney, which bills itself as the world's
largest provider of family entertainment, sees fit to promote Danzig's music. It just doesn't make
sense," said Wildmon.|
Disney's decision to sign Danzig to a seven figure contract suggests that something other than profit may be behind the company's choice of musical acts for its Hollywood Records label. According to the Los Angeles Times, the group's recent recordings have not approached the sale of 500,000 units. Several Disney competitors questioned the signing of Danzig to such a lucrative deal, when conventional