Strange Marketing For Disney’s “Strange World” + More News

Strange Marketing For Disney’s “Strange World” + More News
(still from Strange World)

Some news items you might have missed:

LGBTQ Nation: Folks are curious about the marketing strategy for its charming new film with a gay lead, Strange World.

Many have accused Disney of an intentionally lackluster marketing campaign so they can blame having a gay character for the film’s poor performance at the box office.

Star Tribune: Conell W. Harris, 29, of Minneapolis, waved a loaded handgun in a downtown Minneapolis bar with a largely LGBTQ clientele and shouted a derogatory epithet while threatening to kill a bartender. Harris was charged with making threats of violence with reckless disregard of risk and with illegal weapons possession in connection with the incident.

Reuters: Indonesia’s parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalize sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail. Cohabitation before marriage will also be banned.

The Guardian: A $200m super-yacht owned by Viktor Medvedchuk, an oligarch and friend of Vladimir Putin who is under sanctions, is to be sold at auction after its seizure in Croatia earlier this year. All proceeds are to go to the Ukrainian government. #good

Labor Department: Employers created 263,000 jobs in November, the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent, and wages have risen 5.1 percent over the year, more than expected. Since the beginning of the Biden administration the US economy has added 10.5 million jobs, and there are now over one million more jobs in America than before the pandemic.

NPR: It’s official: 2023 is the year of magenta. That’s according to the Pantone Color Institute, the authoritative consultancy that’s christened an “it color” every year for more than two decades.