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Disney Board Renews Bob Chapek as C.E.O.

For months, Hollywood has been engaged in a guessing game about Bob Chapek’s future as Disney’s chief executive, with detractors contending that missteps had sealed his fate with Disney’s board: His reign would soon be over. Not so. The Walt Disney Company’s board renewed Mr.
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Florida Republicans Threaten Disney With Legal Retribution For Condemning 'Don't Say Gay' Law
The Hollywood Reporter.Florida lawmakers, led by Governor Ron DeSantis, are now threatening to roll back the Reedy Creek Improvement Act of 1967 which gives the company authority to govern itself, including the ability to impose taxes, provide emergency services, and adopt ordinances on the land it owns for its operations in the state.And that’s not all. According to Popular Information, politicians in Washington D.C., including Indiana Congressman Jim Banks along with 16 other GOP members, are saying they won’t support the extension of the copyright for Mickey Mouse, efforts that some are calling political blackmail.This is all despite Disney pledging $300,000 to politicians who backed “Don’t Say Gay” and that it only publically condemned the law after it passed and under massive pressure from its LGBTQ+ employees, including public call-outs on social media and walkouts.Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s initial response to the then-bill was that the company would essentially be staying out of the fight — continue to donate to politicians who supported the bill while also “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.” Following the backlash from within the company for this stance, Chapek issued a company-wide memo stating, “Speaking to you, reading your messages, and meeting with you have helped me better understand how painful our silence was.
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Disney heir comes out as transgender and apologises for not doing more against 'Don't Say Gay' bill
Disney and the co-founder of Walt Disney Co, revealed his son, Charlee, was trans while pledging $500,000 along with his family to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).In an appeal to America's largest LGBT+ advocacy group, Mr Disney said: "Equality matters deeply to us especially because our child, Charlee, is transgender and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community."The Los Angeles Times reports that 30-year-old Charlee Disney, a science teacher, came out as trans four years ago.They use the pronouns they and them, but this is the first time the family has addressed their gender orientation in public.'I feel like I don't do very much to help'The 'Don't Say Gay' bill, bans teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender issues with students in classrooms and was signed into law last month by Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis. Black Grey's Anatomy worker suing LA police for at least $20m after being 'held at gunpoint' in 'unwarranted' traffic stop Ukraine invasion: Warner, Disney and Sony pull major films from Russia as fighting continues Futurama: 2000s cartoon gets a reboot, but one of the cast members isn't involved It has drawn intense national scrutiny from critics who argue that it marginalises LGBTQ people.In an interview with the paper, Charlee said: "I feel like I don't do very much to help."I don't call senators or take action.
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Joe Harding Returns All Disney Donations Over 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Reaction
Disney after announcing he's returning the political campaign donations it gave him.The Florida politician introduced the recent Parental Rights in Education bill, known more commonly as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, which Disney has now come out against.Reacting to the reaction, Harding has announced he is returning Disney's campaign donations because it has listened to the "woke mob" who opposed the bill.The bill (HB 1557) was officially signed last week and limits children in kindergarten through to Grade 3 having "classroom discussions about sexual orientation or gender identity."It's been met with a huge backlash from democratic politicians and the LGBTQ+ community, and eventually Disney spoke out against the bill after an employee walk out.In a press release, Harding announced that he has chosen to return $3,000 in donations to Disney because of its public criticism of the legislation."As a company whose primary audiences are young children and families, Disney has let us down through its complicity with the false narratives pushed by liberal media, who have repeatedly mischaracterized the content of my legislation," Harding said his the statement.He continued: "Some radical elements of our society are embracing an idea that parents are unsuited to be parents and that schools have a primary role in determining when and how young children are exposed to sexual topics.
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Marvel stands with LGBT community and ‘strongly denounces’ controversial US ‘don’t say gay’ bill
pic.twitter.com/hZHGc10BzhTheir statement comes after The Walt Disney Company, which owns Marvel, was criticised for not using its influence in the state to try and quash the bill.Disney’s chief executive Bob Chapek later apologised for the company’s silence on the matter and suspended their political donations in Florida earlier this week.Florida’s controversial Parental Right in Education bill, which has been nicknamed the ‘don’t say gay’ bill, restricts schools in the state from teaching students about sexual orientation and gender issues, with teachers potentially facing lawsuits if they fail to comply.Republican politicians argues that it should be down to parents, not teachers, to educate children on gender issues during their formative years.The unexpected way sitcom Stath Lets Flats inspired Oscar Isaac for Moon KnightOscar Isaac wants Moon Knight to team-up with Daredevil, Blade and Ghost RiderMoon Knight star May Calamawy hopes series will educate on Egyptian mythology and cultureThe text of the legislation states: ‘Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through [third grade]’ or ‘in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards’ in other grades.It adds that parents ‘may bring an action against a school district to obtain a declaratory judgement’ and they may be awarded damages and legal fees if it is found that a school violated the bill.Got a story?If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page –
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Disney Pauses Donations for These Politicians Amid 'Don't Say Gay' Backlash
Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek announced Disney will be pausing all political donations in the state of Florida following a week of significant criticism of the company's initial silence on the Florida Legislature's "Don't Say Gay" bill.The company's lack of response to the bill, which would ban discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in some public school classrooms, sparked an intense backlash against Disney, internally and externally, prompting Chapek to shift to a public stance, calling for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to oppose the bill.DeSantis then called out the entertainment titan for its ties to China, accusing the company for criticizing "parents' rights" but continuing to work in China despite knowledge of the human rights issues in Xinjiang regarding Uyghur Muslims.After statements of apology to Disney's LGBTQ employees, Chapek released an internal memo on Friday further stating that the company would be pausing all political donations in Florida, affecting many of the politicians who had previously received money from the company.Several Disney donations were made to key co-sponsors of the bill, and in total, the company gave $253,850 to senators who voted to pass the "Don't Say Gay" bill.Donations made only for the 2022 general election go back to January 1, 2021, and records reviewed by Newsweek showed that Disney donated at least $33,000 for state Senate races and more than $98,000 in state House contests.Other primary GOP figures who have received donations from Disney included DeSantis, who received $50,000 from Disney Worldwide Services Inc., according to the Florida Division of Elections.Ashley Moody, Florida's attorney general, was given $25,000 from Disney during the 2022 general
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