Over 30,000 Sign Petition accusing Disney of stealing 'Hakuna Matata'

The BBC reports "A petition accusing Disney of "colonialism and robbery" for trademarking a phrase used in the film The Lion King has attracted more than 30,000 signatures.

"Hakuna matata" means "no problem" or "no worries" in the Swahili language, which is spoken across East Africa."


I guess it's just coincidental that the attack on Disney is happening just as the company plans to release an update to the 24 year old Lion King franchise.  I have to wonder why it's taken so long for this to happen. Is it possible that it's a way that Disney is pre-promoting the release stirring a controversy or is this legit Africans feeling that they are being taken advantage of? That's alot of signatures and the story is certainly gaining traction on social media.  Take a look!


Here's an example of earlier use of Hakuna Matata from 1984!

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