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Disney Wokeness Backfires: DeSantis Considers Removing Company Special Privileges

Disney’s wokeness is backfiring on the company which is highlighted by the possibility Republican Governor Ron DeSantis will seek to remove special privileges the company has in Florida.

A 55-year-old Florida law allows Disney to effectively act as its own governing body within its theme park and DeSantis is considering repealing the law which would put the company under the control of the local county government.

DeSantis explained his reasoning at a press briefing.

Florida State Representative Spencer Roach issued a Tweet about discussions of the removal of Disney’s special privileges.

Newsmax covered DeSantis’ interest in changing the Disney-friendly law.

Action by DeSantis was prompted by Disney’s opposition to Florida HB 1557 “Parental Rights in Education” law, which blocks discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in classrooms of very young children.

The law was recently signed by the governor.

Disney promised to mount an effort to repeal the law in a statement issued by the company.

Disney’s opposition to the law created controversy with many expressing their opposition to the company’s position.

Disney made a huge mistake by sticking its nose into an issue that should be determined by parents.

As a result of Disney’s wokeness, the company is suffering significant reputational and brand damage.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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