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In a recent statement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his disappointment with a Disney executive who opposed his Parental Rights in Education law, Your Content has learned.
The law, often referred to as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, prohibits the teaching of gender ideology to students in kindergarten through third grade.
However, Governor DeSantis pointed out that Disney continues to dock its cruise ships in the Dominican Republic, a country that prohibits same-sex marriage and condones discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.
During an interview with Tucker Carlson, Governor DeSantis highlighted what he sees as a contradiction in Disney’s actions.
While the company has faced criticism for not denouncing the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill earlier, it continues to operate in a destination that does not recognize same-sex marriage and strips LGBTQ+ individuals of legal protections against discrimination.
The governor accused Disney of applying double standards in its business decisions.
Disney has recently made efforts to address concerns regarding inclusivity and diversity.
In response to previous backlash, the company pledged to introduce more LGBTQ+ characters and adopted a more inclusive standard greeting.
However, these changes have sparked a new wave of criticism, with some individuals canceling their season passes to Disney World in protest against what they perceive as “woke” policies.
The controversy surrounding Disney’s stance on the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and its cruise destination selection continues to unfold, highlighting the ongoing tensions between political and social issues in the entertainment industry, according to The Daily Mail.