Disney Speaks Out Against ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
Walt Disney CEO Apologizes To LGBTQ+ Community
Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek finally apologizes to Disney staff following Florida’s new ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. The Florida bill that passed last month prohibits discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools from kindergarten to third grade.
In a company wide email Chapek wrote, “Speaking to you, reading your messages, and meeting with you have helped me better understand how painful our silence was. It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights.”
Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, joined in condemning the Parental Rights in Education bill this week. “We strongly denounce any and ALL legislation that infringes on the basic human rights of the LGBTQIA+ community,” the production company said in a statement.
A petition organized by the Human Rights Campaign opposed to anti LGBTQ+ legislation in Florida has been signed by Google, American Airlines, Amazon, and many other major U.S. companies.
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