Disney Music Group released a different statement, which included the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag:
We stand for inclusion. We stand against racism. We stand with the Black community.
We must unite to raise our voices to honor their lives and to amplify their stories, on stage and off.
Disney on Broadway released a statement that merged the phrasing of the other two, mentioning “Black artists, employees, audiences and the entire Black community.”
Earlier on Sunday, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek, and Latondra Newton released a statement to Disney employees, saying “that now more than ever is the time for us all to further strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion everywhere.”
Here at WDWNT, we believe that #BlackLivesMatter is not a political statement, but one grounded on the basis of equality and justice for all.