Florida just passed the “Parental Rights in Education Bill.” Opponents were upset Disney didn’t speak out against it. Opponents of common sense voter integrity reform never had a problem getting corporations to speak out against bills they never read.
Yet Disney wouldn’t speak out against a bill to provide parents with more rights in their child’s education. Until today, when Disney CEO Bob Chapek called Gov. Ron DeSantis to express his displeasure.
If you’re confused why a family company like Disney would oppose a bill for parents, it’s because Bob Chapek was confused about the bill. He keeps calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
You would think before getting on the phone with America’s Governor, he would have known that DeSantis went viral on two different occasions for a) correcting reporters calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill when the bill doesn’t say gay, b) blasting reporters for using the language of partisan activists, and c) explaining what the bill actually does. HINT: Telling teachers they can’t talk about sex to five-year-olds.
Chapek must have missed those two videos. But he is donating a bunch of money to the Human Rights Campaign and says he’ll be meeting with DeSantis to discuss further.
DeSantis’s office responded. Note to other governors: when activists and the media (but I repeat myself) lie about legislation and corporations call you to complain, this is how you respond:
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