The live-action remake of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped the box office this weekend, but not everyone is pleased with the movie’s success. The National White Alliance criticized the movie saying it contains a subliminal message promoting “white genocide,” a favorite complaint of the far right.
“The movie might come across as a charming fairy tale, but it promotes interracial sex,” said Brian Blanc, National White Alliance president. “In the film, Emma Watson falls in love with a dark-skinned, beast who is charming and also possesses superhuman strength. I think that is a metaphor for black men. The Jews in Hollywood are secretly undermining the white race by encouraging young white women to have non-white babies.”
The declining white birth rate and the threat of being outbred by people of color is a big fear among white nationalists (also known as the alt-right.) Iowa Rep. Steve King has long promoted white nationalist views. Last week he made national headlines when he warned that people in the West needed to keep their birth rate up.
“You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies,” said King during a CNN interview. “You’ve got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values. In doing so, you can grow your population, you can strengthen your culture, and you can strengthen your way of life.”
King’s comment was praised by white nationalists such as David Duke and commenters on Stormfront and The Daily Stormer.