Protests and calls for a boycott continue to grow following the revelation that Disney donated to every single sponsor and co-sponsor of Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which seeks to curb discussions of LGBTQ topics in schools, and which was recently passed in the House and is expected to pass in the Senate and be signed into law by Gov.
Ron DeSantis. In response, Disney released a statement Thursday making it clear it has no intention of changing its approach.Despite branding itself as caring about inclusion, and its penchant for selling Pride merch every year, the conglomerate apparently can’t get it together enough to not line the pockets of lawmakers intent on making life harder for LGBTQ youth.
A post shared by SAVE (@savelgbt)Related: “F*ck these fascists!”: Texas students shout down anti-trans candidateDisney’s statement claims it understands the importance of the issue and goes on to pat itself on the back for allegedly being “a unifying force that brings people together.” Then comes the giant cop-out, with the company claiming, “The biggest impact we can have in creating a more inclusive world is through the inspiring content we produce, the welcoming culture we create here and the diverse community organizations we support, including those representing the LGBTQ+ community.”The elephant, or should we say giant mouse, in the room is what it doesn’t say: That it will stop supporting the candidacies of politicians who are committed not to equality and inclusion, but rather anti-LGBTQ legislation.
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