Governor DeSantis Responds to Disney’s Statement of Intent to Help Repeal ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to fire back at Disney after the company took a delayed but strong stance against the “Don’t Say Gay” bill he just signed into law.

After DeSantis signed the bill into law yesterday, The Walt Disney Company released a statement reading, “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts.”

DeSantis, who previously called the company too “woke,” has now stated, “This state is governed by the interests of the state of Florida. It is not based on the demands of California corporate executives. They do not run this state. They do not control this state. If this was such an affront, why weren’t they speaking up at the outset?”

After news broke that The Walt Disney Company donated money to all sponsors of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, the company received immense criticism and backlash from its fans and the Disney community.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek sent out multiple emails to Cast Members, only initially acknowledging the situation, and then eventually denouncing the bill and vowing to donate funds to support LGBTQIA+ communities.

Many LGBTQIA+ employees and their allies spoke out and walkouts were held last week. Disney made another statement supporting LGBTQIA+ employees amid the walkouts.

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  1. Disney needs to mind it’s businesses.
    Literally mind it’s own businesses and stay out of state politics.

  2. Most voters in Florida are for the legislation. The bill says that sex education should not be taught in kindergarten through 3rd grade. This should seem like common sense. The main part of the bill has to do with the right for parents to know what their children are being taught in school. It also says that the school is not allowed to treat students for suspected mental issues without notifying the parents. There is nothing about being gay. It is forcing schools to make the parents more involved.Senate Education Committee Vice Chair Shevrin Jones, the chamber’s only openly gay lawmaker
    Jones, a Democrat from West Park, is the one who created this problem with one of the teachers union. Disney needs to get back to its roots of family entertainment and stay out of politics, on both sides of the aisle. I use to love the parks but they have been less magical the last year or so.

  3. When a person refers to the bill as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, that tells me that person has not read the bill. Have you even read the bill, Ms. Michaelsen?

  4. Just curious but how has not so little brother down the street avoided this kerflufle?
    do they not make political donations? Do they not have LGBQT employees? Is it possible that the Mouse house is being used as a useful fool? just seems odd to this old fool.

  5. We need to have a Special Shareholder meeting of more than 10 % of Disney Shareholders to demand the removal of Chapek before he destroys Walt’s legacy. Abigail we need your help and voice.

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