We’re old enough to remember when Disney CEO Bob Chapek offered insight into Gina Carano’s firing over a tweet, explaining that Disney stands for “values that are universal.” At Twitchy reported, Chapek recently buckled under employee pressure and called Florida Ron DeSantis to express his disappointment and concern of the Parental Rights in Education bill, better known in the media as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Chapek then sent an email to Disney employees to address their pain, frustration, and sadness over Disney not condemning the “Don’t Say Gay” bill earlier.
We hear often never to apologize to the rage mob, because it will never be enough. Weeks later, Disney employees are still holding a nationwide walkout over Chapek’s delayed condemnation of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Daniel Arkin reports for NBC News:
“The recent statements and lack of action by TWDC [The Walt Disney Co.] leadership regarding the ‘Don’t Say Gay or Trans’ bill have utterly failed to match the magnitude of the threat to LGBTQIA+ safety represented by this legislation,” the employees said.
“We have been forced into an impossible and unsustainable position. We must now take action to convince TWDC to protect employees and their families in the face of such open and unapologetic bigotry.”
The magnitude of the threat of not holding discussions about sexuality in kindergarten?
A tip for Disney: your employees who think it’s ok to talk to 5-year-olds about sex without their parents’ permission are making themselves known today. Perhaps you should show them the door for the safety of your customers. https://t.co/ZRZfgxiE2P
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) March 22, 2022
I couldn’t agree more
— Jewel (@2DollarNChange) March 22, 2022
But Disney’s views align with their whack job employees, so they won’t do a damn thing.
— @cbk74 (@cbk74) March 22, 2022
Seriously. These people are supposed to be making content and products for children?! 🤦♂️
— hope (@hopeandunity111) March 22, 2022
Disney has been around almost a century and has power and money we can’t comprehend. Why they bow to tiny woke mobs to avoid controversy is beyond me. They’re too big to fail in that regard.
— Derrik Behler (@DPGBehler) March 22, 2022
These people are so stupid. They are up in arms over something they don’t even understand.
— Steven H🇺🇸🌈 (@Kalelnpcb) March 22, 2022
They’re really overplaying their hands talking about “the magnitude of the threat.” Please, explain how this bill threatens the LGBTQIA+ community.
Judd Apatow calls on Disney CEO to condemn ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, because Disney ‘should never financially support those who attack children’ https://t.co/Dj6EQpnaUN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 8, 2022