Fans outraged at Disneyland selling ‘Duck Dynasty’ shirt, reference to homophobic and racist quotes

Credit: Reddit user u/Scotcash and Deadline

Disneyland Resort is home to dozens of gift shops featuring merchandise inspired by your favorite Disney Parks attractions. One such store is Pieces of Eight in New Orleans Square, which houses merchandise inspired primarily by Pirates of the Caribbean.

However, fans are furious after Reddit user u/Scotcash shared a photo of a t-shirt on sale at Pieces of Eight:

Why does Pieces of Eight at Disneyland sell junk? from Disneyland

Many Disney Parks visitors have recently taken issue with the quality and variety of products, but this tee has Disney fans upset for a different reason. Although it may look like a generic Pirates of the Caribbean shirt, it’s inspired by the Robertson men – debut of Duck Dynasty.

Related: Changes To Infamous Redhead Stage On Pirates Of The Caribbean Begin As Walt Disney World Shuts Ride For Renovations

duck dynasty aired for eleven seasons but was canceled in 2017 after one of the stars, Phil Robertson, called homosexuality a sin and compared it to bestiality. The once-beloved family man also said black people were happy in pre-civil rights America.

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Some comments suggested contacting the Disney Park to request that the merchandise be removed. Others called the Robertson family “bigots” and accused Disneyland Resort of backtracking on tolerance for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Others have provided a simpler explanation. u/vahdude pointed out that the t-shirt is one of several basic pirate-inspired shirts available on JoeBlow, a wholesale retailer.

Pirate on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction
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“I guess supply chain issues and they would buy anything with pirates on them to fill the shelves and whoever bought them for the store didn’t know what Duck Dynasty was,” said replied u/AbeRumHamLincoln. “I saw them there about a month ago, so I’m probably not moving a lot of them.”

“I’m more offended that pirates are so easy to use to make cool merchandise, and instead we get this lame stuff. So much wasted potential in this store,” said u/Rhymesbeatsandsprite.

Learn more about Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park inspired the now famous Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) film series, starring Johnny Depp. From Disneyland Resort:

Set sail for the golden age of piracy on a frantic cruise through seas plagued by villains.

A pirate life for you

Strike your colors! Your adventure begins in a shady bayou, where you’ll board a weathered houseboat. Plunge into a waterfall in the dark and float through the spectral world of Pirates Grotto. Dead men tell no tales, but they keep their treasure for eternity.

Cannon sail between a fort and a 12-gun galleon. Slip into the harbor and see cheeky buccaneers drunk on looted loot. Walk past the well-armed maiden who orders a colorful auction of the villagers’ belongings.

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Resort
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Sing along as wandering scalawags at sea serenade you with their classic song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).” Watch as flames engulf the city and pass prisoners trapped in their jail cell, stubbornly trying to escape.

Keep a close eye on the devious Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series as he tries to get his hands on the spoils.

If you are looking for adventure, yes, you have come to the right place!

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