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March 11, 2022

Disney CAVES To Woke Mob & It Totally Backfires As Employees Only Demand MORE!

TheQuartering [3/11/2022]

According to MSNBC:

UPDATE (March 11, 2022, 2:42 p.m. ET): In an email to employees on Friday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced the company is pausing its political donations in Florida in response to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

On Wednesday, Disney finally took a stance against Florida’s Republican-backed bill that would ban schools from teaching kindergarten to third grade students about gender identity or sexual orientation. 

The state’s GOP-led Legislature passed the bill, known by detractors as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, on Tuesday. Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he’ll sign it into law. 

Disney is a major player in Florida’s business community, operating several massive theme parks in the state. For years, its iconic Walt Disney World Resort has been the largest employer in Orlando, one of Florida’s most populous cities.  

Disney, which frequently touts its diversity and inclusion efforts, previously shied away from issuing a public opinion on the anti-LGBTQ bill. That, combined with reports that Disney donated money to some of the bill’s backers, led to a wave of outrage. 

But on Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek told shareholders he called DeSantis earlier in the day “to express our disappointment and concern that if legislation becomes law, it could be used to unfairly target gay, lesbian, nonbinary and transgender kids and families.”

DeSantis “heard our concerns and agreed to meet with me and LGBTQ+ members of our senior team in Florida to discuss ways to address that,” Chapek added.

He said the company’s decision not take a public stance on the bill “didn’t get the job done.” 

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