Megyn Kelly blames Disney box office woes on rejection of 'woke content' by consumers

By Jen Krausz on
 July 11, 2023

Megyn Kelly blamed Disney's push toward "woke content" for the almost one billion dollars in losses of its last nine movies, including Lightyear, which featured a lesbian kiss and Elemental, which featured Disney's first non-binary character.

“The people are not buying this content,” Kelly said on her SiriusXM The Megyn Kelly Show. “They don’t want this content.”

Kelly is referring to parents who increasingly don't want sexuality and LGBT messaging pushed on their children, which is Disney's target audience for many of the films.

The latest Indiana Jones installment only made $60 million on its opening weekend with a budget of $300 million, and "Elemental" only took in $29.5 million with a similar budget.

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA said that the formerly family-friendly company "violated" consumers' "trust" and that it "deserves to suffer."

Meanwhile, Angel Studios' Sound of Freedom, which Disney made and then shelved, has already made $40 million on a $15 million budget even though it has appeared on fewer than half the screens as the new Indiana Jones feature. Sound of Freedom follows former FBI agent Tim Ballard as he rescues over 100 children from a human trafficking ring.