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Disney Responds to Backlash and Announces Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Content for Kids Following Employee Concerns




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Disney CEO Bob Chapek addresses employee concerns and announces the company’s commitment to include more LGBTQ+ content in response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in Florida, Your Content has learned.

Despite facing criticism from some parents, Chapek seeks to avert a staff walkout.

In a virtual town hall meeting, Chapek expressed regret for not publicly opposing the controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which prohibits the teaching of topics related to sexuality, gender identity, and sexual orientation that are deemed inappropriate for certain age groups.

In response, employees are organizing a planned walkout on Tuesday to protest Disney’s perceived delayed response.

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To address the issue and demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity, Disney has unveiled plans to establish a task force responsible for ensuring the availability of more LGBTQ+-awareness content for children.

As a result of this decision, a previously removed scene depicting a kiss between two women in a Toy Story spinoff has been reinstated.

While some parents have criticized what they perceive as “woke pandering” by the company, others are supportive of Disney’s efforts to promote diversity and representation in their content.

The ongoing debate surrounding the inclusion of LGBTQ+ themes in children’s media continues to be a topic of discussion on social media platforms, according to DEADLINES.

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