I saw it before it was "banned" and it's not all that offensive. Just typical black stereotypes from the period. There are plenty of other cartoons and live action films out there that show the same thing.
Negative publicity can be a good thing for movies. Disney's had a thug mentality for decades, and it doesn't make people avoid their films or merchandise - not enough for them to ever worry about.
I have no interest in more Star Wars but I know a week won't go by for the next year that I won't see a Star Wars reference somewhere (the next 5 years? The rest of my life?) This week it's on Techdirt.
I remember when you had to walk to the pizza place to get a pizza because there were no telephones. Of course, they didn't have pizza then either, so you just came home with a rutabaga. And you liked it.
Of all the websites I go to, the ones I keep returning to are the ones that have comments, simply because it makes the content more engaging. It's why I spend more time on Techdirt instead of the EFF. Imparting information is one thing, but discussing the news is far more interesting.
Of course, most news sites aren't designed to encourage commenting. Since Techdirt is basically an opinion blog based on other people's reportings, it lends itself to discussion a lot more than others.
And despite the trolls, it's pretty civil (and spam free) so thank you!
There are others like me who have stopped going to theatres altogether. A projector at home makes for a very nice and cozy experience, and if I want to leave the house I'd rather go see music or live theatre than do something I can get easily at home.
But it's the hardware that threatens cinemas, not a stupid release schedule.
One the same note, me and a lot of my friends are watching a lot more Asian films simply because they're readily on Netflix, and we're more excited to see what new Asian movies are popping up than what new Hollywood films are popping up.