ABC’s Disney Family Singalong was full of stars singing and dancing to classic Disney hits, but a one-off appearance by Bill O’Reilly left many viewers outraged as the right wing political pundit belted out an abbreviated version of “Song of the South” and its nine songs. Many historians and movie critics consider the film to be overtly racist against black Americans.
“You can’t just erase history,” Bill O’Reilly wrote in a tweet. “This film and these songs are an important part of America’s past.”
O’Reilly, who sported a 1940’s style pork pie hat, ran through the entire soundtrack, but placed a clear emphasis on the timeless classic “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah”.
As of press time countless outraged viewers were already calling for boycotts of both Disney and ABC, but not Bill O’Reilly as his career had already ended three years prior.