Re: Disney to allow beards
Frankly, my kids were out in the world from the time they were 3 months old. Generally around folks with beards and it did indeed put them off. It wasn't just facial hair that put my kids off but anything like mohawks or metal piercings sticking out of their faces.
Children programs also fostered that thought too as the bad guys even in animation often played with their facial hair.
I have seen some very uniquely carved facial hair over the last 5 years or so, definitely crafted to garner attention. They get it. I find myself either stare'n or looking away. My conclusion with Disney is the attention of the rule was to keep the CM's nondescript as individuals, so they blend and are not attractions themselves.
They have rules about the color of their hair, piercings, tattoos, color of braces on their teeth, finger nails, right down to very non-logo'd footwear.
Disney never has encouraged individuality from their employees.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.