The Walt Disney Company is getting blasted by a wide-ranging public, including families promising boycotts and even by some employees.
The outrage against Disney is over the company’s support of allowing teachers to discuss gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms with very young children.
Disney’s opposition to the law that prohibits discussion of the sexual topics mentioned above went as far as to pledge for the repeal of Flordia’s Parental Rights in Education law.
Some Disney employees actually support the Florida law.
The Daily Caller reports.
“The vast majority of Disney workers support the Parental Rights in Education Bill,” Castillo posted on Twitter last week. “They may be a silent majority, but they’ll be sending a loud message on Election Day.”
The story also included a Tweet of screenshots of a Disney internal message board.
Here are a few. Sounds like workers just wanting to do their jobs. pic.twitter.com/XiUdASFE7X
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 2, 2022
Not all employees are opposed to the law. Some employees walked out of the office to protest the law.
However, a legal group claims Disney’s opposition to the law crosses a couple of legal lines. A letter to Disney’s chairman states “the company’s management ‘may be’ in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Florida’s Civil Rights Act; and California Labor Code sections 1101 and 1102.”
Read about our letter to Disney Corporation accusing company executives of choosing to "discriminate," "alienate the Company’s core customers" and even "violate the law” in @FoxBusiness! https://t.co/mm9UlBmB4U
— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) April 5, 2022
The backlash against Disney also includes threats of boycotts.
The Daily Mail reports.
Many Disney-loving Americans are boycotting the entertainment and media conglomerate over fears it has ‘surrendered to the woke mob’.
Furious families are speaking out after Disney CEO Bob Chapek promised to work to overturn Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ so-called Don’t Say Gay Bill and apologized to the LGBTQIA community for not being ‘a stronger ally in the
Fox News Digital interviewed people about Disney’s decision.
Disney made a huge mistake by taking an unpopular position over the Florida law.
Pushing wokeness is alienating Disney’s customers and some of its employees and the ensuing chaos is going to harm its brand and business.