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Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho calls for Disney to “step up” amid ‘Don’t Say Gay’ backlash

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Bisexual actress Auli’i Cravalho has publicly criticised The Walt Disney Company’s standing on the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. Speaking on the oppressive ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, Cravalho called for companies, including Disney, to “take a step forward”.

On 28 March, Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, signed the controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ into law. The anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, which is formally titled the Parental Rights in Education Bill, was created to restrict “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in primary schools.

Cravalho, a voice actress in Disney’s Moana, stressed the importance of leading companies to “listen” and to “be on the right side of history”. “Instead of trying to play the safe role and take a step back, take a step forward,” she told IndieWire. “Step up.

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