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Disney CEO Bob Chapek Issues Apology to LGBTQ Employees & Announces Political Donation Changes

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Bob Chapek is speaking out again. The Disney CEO issued an apology following weeks of scrutiny for not publicly speaking out against the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation in Florida, which already passed in the House and Senate, via Variety. Click inside to read more… In a company email on Friday (March 11), after he broke his silence at a shareholders meeting earlier in the week, he revealed that Disney will pause all political donations in Florida and restructure its political giving framework. “It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights,” he wrote. “You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and I let you down.

I am sorry.” At the same time, the HRC revealed that they will no longer accept money from Disney until they take “meaningful action.” “We are hard at work creating a new framework for our political giving that will ensure our advocacy better reflects our values.

And today, we are pausing all political donations in the state of Florida pending this review,” he wrote in the email. He then promised to “engage with the LGBTQ+ community so that I can become a better ally,” and that further announcements would be coming. “I truly believe we are an infinitely better and stronger company because of our LGBTQ+ community.

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