On the evening of April 13, hundreds of people, including parents and workers, gathered outside Disney’s headquarters to demonstrate against the Walt Disney Co. agenda. Protests sparked after internal videos went viral, Breitbart reported.
Leaked videos showed top Disney officials talking about their plans to teach radical LGBTQ ideology in their cartoons, series, and children’s movies. They supported the sexual indoctrination of children with radical gay and transgender ideology.
Moreover, recent comments by Bob Chapek to work to repeal the parental rights law also raised concerns.
The Christian activist group Hold the Line, the conservative nonprofit organization headed by Charlie Kirk Turning Point USA, several parents and employees protested peacefully outside Disney’s headquarters in Burbank, California.
Hold the Line leader Sean Feucht said the group gathered 50,000 signatures for a petition demanding that Disney abandon its plans for LGBTQ indoctrination during the event.
For weeks now, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has been commenting against Florida’s parental rights law (Don’t say gay). The law prohibits teachers from teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation to their students.
Parents are outraged, and the discontent has spread to the West Coast and worldwide.
For this reason, the boycott of Disney is on the rise. Many parents have decided to cancel their Disney Plus subscriptions and cancel trips to Disney World. Even in the protests, the company’s own employees have spoken out against indoctrination both within the company and towards children, according to the Panam Post.
Last week, during another protest, in front of Disney’s corporate headquarters in Burbank, a female worker spoke out, according to Daily Mail.
‘I’ve worked for Disney for quite a long time and it has gotten very political and it’s gotten very hard to be who you are and it’s gotten very hard to be someone who has conservative values,’ the woman began. Her role and exact job title haven’t been disclosed.
‘It’s hard to be somebody who believes in the right to choose, who believes that it’s okay to stand up for righteousness. Any Disney cast members that are afraid to be bold, afraid to be courageous, stand up! It’s okay – you’re not alone!’ she added to applause.
Moms for America, an Ohio-based group that has publicly supported the law and rallied last Saturday, said in a press release that they would again rally this Saturday, The Washington Times reported.
“We are excited to bring together freedom-loving Floridians and Americans from across the country to show Disney that it should return to its focus of embracing and promoting family values, liberty, and freedom,” Rebekah Ricks, president of the Florida Alliance of Moms For America, said in a statement.
In this context, Republican lawmakers in Florida are evaluating repealing a 55-year-old law that allows the company to govern itself.
Florida House Rep. Spencer Roach tweeted Wednesday that lawmakers held two meetings last week to discuss repealing the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which allows Disney to govern itself, CNN Business reported.
Spencer, added, “If Disney wants to embrace woke ideology, it seems fitting that they should be regulated by Orange County.”