Previously on this blog we discussed Captain Marvel. It was theorized that the blatant in-your-face girl-power aspects were such that they distracted from the story such that one did not notice what ever story was there. In a sense, distractions can break the spell, making the entertainment not so entertaining.
Professional sports seem to be learning this. Though they should have known. From here,
I became Vice Chair of Major League Baseball Promotion Corporation in 1976. My intent was to turn it into a marketing, broadcast and publishing company. My first act was to engage in a major audience survey. Nothing like that had ever been done before. We were searching for the reasons people attended games.
The most remarkable fact we discovered was that people attended for the thrill, of course, but also to avoid the real world of politics, crime, etc. People wanted to go to games and sit with fans and immerse themselves in the event. They could sit with their political adversaries and enjoy the time together without concern for anything other than the play on the field.
I lectured owners and GMs on this subject and they all adopted a “no politics” anywhere near the game approach.
We know that the NBA and NFL have gone whole-hog into BLM SJW-ness. The NBA is already paying the price. The NFL soon will. This silliness breaks the spell here also. People will realize that they can just as well live their lives without these leagues. Some, who have built their lives around sports, may work there way back to the real world. This would be a good thing. For others, they might realize that there could be more important tasks to attend to.
What is the moral here? There might be several. Perhaps commentors will chime in. But a big one is to determine if what you are selling is fragile, where the product is effectively ruined by the insertion of gobs of SJW into it. Tread carefully.
Exit question — Can such a concept as above register with SJWs?