However, this new change isn't the first time Disney has updated the attraction.
While another weighed in: 'People are actually mad about the redhead in Pirates going from being an object to an actual individual?' The redheaded woman from the original scene will return in the new edition as a pirate who gathers items to auction off to pirates. That place, of course, is on the Pirates Of The Caribbean rides at various Disney parks around the world, which are the only amusement park attractions that bother to teach kids of all ages about the golden age of piracy and the misadventures of an actual historical figure named Johnny Depp.
Pirates of the Caribbean has been a part of Disneyland since 1967.
"The Imagineers are simply reflecting what Walt started the day Disneyland opened - making changes that create exciting new experiences for our guests", Marty Sklar, former vice chair of Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement to the Register. In 1997, scenes of pirates chasing women were modified to remove the sexual connotations (women are now chasing looting pirates and pirates are now chasing women carrying food).
It will be the biggest change to the attraction since Captain Jack Sparrow was added in 2006.
"There is very little that is politically correct about Pirates of the Caribbean", Paul Pressler, then president of the Disneyland resort, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview at the time. What do you think of the changes coming to Pirates of the Caribbean? Yeah, I'm going to miss this scene because it's a fascinating time capsule depicting what was totally okay for a family attraction over 50 years ago. But in early 2018, the auction will no longer be selling brides, and the redhead will become a pirate helping the auctioneer gather booty from the townspeople to sell to pirates.
The move - which will concern the ride at Disneyland Paris, and next year at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando - has earned praise from some fans and ridicule from others.
He went on to say, "Pirates of the Caribbean has always represented great Disney Park storytelling; it has set the standard for the theme park industry for half a century". Instead of a "Bride Auction", the pirates will instead be forcing the locals to put their valuables up for sale.