For starters, I would like to thank K at the Movies for the term that inspired this mini-rant.
If someone likes Disney movies as an adult that’s okay, but if I tell people I like anime, I get made fun of.
If someone old enough to be my parents or grandparents rocks Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc on a shirt or jacket, no one says anything. I wear a shirt with an anime character on it, then I’m supposedly weird.
Whenever the creators say or do bad things, they are easily forgiven. When I point out any unfortunate implications in these movies, then I’m over-analyzing or even called a racist or hateful for pointing them out.
Whenever Disney buys out a major company, it’s supposedly star spangled awesome. Any other conglomerate, then they are the evil empire.
Whenever Disney makes a new animated movie, it’s instantly awesome no matter what. When it’s any other company, it’s automatically garbage.
Whenever someone else uses princesses or fairy tales, they get called rip offs, but if you point out that Disney has stolen from different things (see: Kimba or Nadia: Secret of Blue Water), then it’s just coincidence or “everyone rips off something”.
Whenever someone says they hate Don Bluth or Dreamworks, it’s cool. When someone doesn’t like Disney, they are seen as villains!
Whenever Disney gives lip service to nonwhite ethnic groups, it’s progressive. When someone gets racebent, then it’s instantly Armageddon (See: the #NotMyAriel backlash).
Watch any cartoon with lots of anthropomorphic animal characters, and you get called a furry. Watch a Disney movie or cartoon with the same kinds of characters, and supposedly that’s exempt.
When an IP has a bunch of sequels or remakes, and that’s franchise milking. Disney does the same thing (especially their remakes currently), and that’s okay.
When some artist does horrible things, then they get shunned and blacklisted. When a Disney employee does horrible things, then they separate the art from the artist because their childhoods and fandom mean more than justice.
Those are examples I can think of at the moment. Any more double standards you can think of?