Sunday, March 13, 2022

Disney: No Longer a Good Investment and No Longer Kid Friendly

Florida has passed a “Parental Rights in Education bill” - and the Disney corporation, which of course has Disney World in Orlando, is livid. The left has, all too predictably, nicknamed the bill the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Disney, mind you, is the company that focuses on turning out entertainment for kids. And the Florida law is designed to protect kids from kindergarten through third grade from classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”

Democrats and the Left are demanding that children between the ages of 5 and 8 receive indoctrination - ah, that would be “classroom instruction” - on, yes, sex and, transgenderism. This at an age when most normal children have zero inkling about sex of any kind. And if they do, parents want to make sure it is they themselves who are teaching their own kids about the birds and the bees.

But in the day and age of woke corporations, even Uncle Walt has become Uncle Woke. As noted here at CNBC: “CEO Bob Chapek said he will meet with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney will donate $5 million to organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, that work to protect LGTBQ+ rights.”

But not woke enough, understand, to stop doing business with China, the very same China that has generated this headline over at Human Rights Watch.

The Disney corporation is demanding Florida’s children between the ages of 5 and 8 be instructed on transgenderism and sex at the very same time they are stone cold silent about doing business with a Chinese government that is engaging in the “forced separation of children” and “separating Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim children from their families.” The company is giving money to leftist supporters of woke sex doctrine organizations. But Disney is silent not only on doing business with the country busily separating children from their parents, but on making a donation to a group like Uyghur Projects Foundation, which is actively trying to help the Uyghurs and their children.

To add fuel to the fire, Pixar employees have taken to social media to complain that Disney has cut "overt scenes of gay affection" from its productions. Pixar staff have alleged: “Nearly every moment of overtly gay affection is cut at Disney’s behest, regardless of when there is protest from both the creative teams and executive leadership at Pixar.”

Pixar’s response went on to list some demands on Disney.

“We are calling on Disney leadership to immediately withdraw all financial support from the legislators behind the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, to fully denounce this legislation publicly, and to make amends for their financial involvement,” the Pixar rebuttal reads. “While signing on to donate to the [LGBTQ+ civil rights group] HRC [Human Rights Campaign] is a step in the correct direction, the shareholder meeting on Wednesday made it clear that this is not enough.”

The employees urged that Disney “take a decisive public stand” against this and similar legislation.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said: "And when you have companies that have made a fortune off being family-friendly and catering to families and young kids, they should understand that parents of young kids do not want this injected into their kids’ kindergarten classroom,” he warned. “They do not want their first-graders to go and be told that they can choose an opposite gender."

Amazingly, Disney CEO Bob Chapek dug an even deeper hole for Disney by issuing a statement apologizing to Disney’s LGBTQ+ employees for not opposing the Parental Rights bill earlier. Incredibly, in his statement Chapek said: “It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights.”

Note: there was not a single word of apology from Chapek to the Uyghur Muslims and their children. Nor did the offended Disney employees apologize for accepting money from the oppressors of the Uyghur Muslims and their children.

Disney and its employees are ostentatiously standing up for indoctrinating young Florida children on sex over the objection of their parents - but falling silent on doing business with a Chinese government that goes out of its way to separate children from parents. Because it makes them a buck.

Disney stock is down 35% in the last 12 months. 

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