Disney CEO Off To Florida to Stop DeSantis’ New ‘Parental Rights’ Bill

The CEO of Disney is set to make a trip to speak with Governor Ron DeSantis about stopping Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay Bill.”

  • Bob Chapek, Disney’s chief executive officer, will be having an in-person meeting with Gov. DeSantis over his new “Parental Rights in Education” Bill, MRCTV reported.
  • The bill, which is aimed to prevent state public schools from educating students on “sexual orientation or gender identity,” passed in the Florida house and state senate, and is expected to be signed by the governor who has vocalized his support for the bill.
  • Disney exposed its stance on the issue, opposing the legislation and taking further action by pleading with DeSantis in attempts to prevent it from becoming law.
  • “I called Gov. DeSantis this morning to express our disappointment and concern that if legislation becomes law, it could be unfairly used to target gay lesbian, non-binary and transgender kids and families,” Chapek said.

“We’re going to make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum,.”

  • Many democrats have started referring to the bill as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” with fears that the gay community will not be exposed to children.
  • Initially Disney indicated that they did not want to be involved with the politics surrounding this issue, so as to further “divide and inflame” the country.
  • However, Chapek has inserted himself into the discussion, justifying why the multi-billion dollar company got involved.
  • “We were opposed to the bill from the outset,” Chapek said. “But we chose not to take a public position on it because we thought we could be more effective working behind the scenes working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.”