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Disney CEO Slammed After Refusing to Condemn Florida Anti-Gay Bill

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Ron DeSantis, who supported the legislation. DeSantis previously said that the bill was actually about preventing sex-ed in classrooms with young children, saying: "Do you really want them being taught about sex?"A number of protesters urged Disney, which has numerous properties in the state, to speak out against the legislation.Disney heiress Abigail Disney, who is the grandniece of company founder Walt Disney tweeted on March 3: "When laws are being passed that are this hateful and dripping with prejudice, there is no neutrality.

Not saying anything is saying a lot. ⁦@WaltDisneyCo get a spine."It’s pretty fundamental. As Einstein said, you can’t stand still on a moving train.

When laws are being passed that are this hateful and dripping with prejudice, there is no neutrality. Not saying anything is saying a lot. ⁦@WaltDisneyCo⁩ get a spine https://t.co/amek38qsAC"One common theme [in a recent LGBTQ+ meeting] was disappointment that the company has not issued a public statement condemning the legislation," Chapek said. "That disappointment was compounded by the fact that, while not perfect, our company has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community—and in fact, has played an important role in the personal journeys of so many of our employees.""I also believe you deserve an explanation for why we have not issued a statement," the memo continued. "As we have seen time and again, corporate statements do very little to change outcomes or minds.

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