Sadly, the once-beloved family-friendly company Disney has become the biggest sponsor of woke politics in Hollywood. The company has polluted many of its recent movies and shows with radical, progressive messages–turning off millions of Americans. Not only that, it went to war with Florida when the state’s Republican leadership passed a law protecting parents and children.
The fallout has been devastating for Disney. It has lost over $1.5 billion. They fired their CEO, bringing back former head Bob Iger. The man has tried to repair the damage Disney’s caused but did so in a back-handed slap to Florida.
Disney’s returning CEO Bob Iger has expressed regret the company got into a fight with Florida over the state’s anti-grooming law, telling Disney’s recent employee townhall meeting he was “sorry to see us dragged into that battle.” […]
“I have to get up to speed on that completely. Obviously I followed the news, that development occurred after I left the company. I was sorry to see us dragged into that battle,” Iger said. “What I can say is the state of Florida has been important to us for a long time, and we have been very important to the state of Florida.” [Source: Breitbart]
Sounds like the company is trying to mend fences with Florida and conservative families, right? Not so fast, folks. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis heard this statement from Iger. And he did not appreciate how the CEO tried to rewrite history.
DeSantis said, “We didn’t drag them in, Tucker. They went in on their own, and not only opposed the bill. They threatened to get it repealed.”
“These are parents’ rights, important policies in our state that are very popular. And so they brought this on themselves,” he continued. “All we did was stand up for what’s right. And, yes, they’re a big, powerful company. But you know what? We stand up for our folks. And I don’t care what a Burbank-based California company says about our laws.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Interesting, isn’t it? Iger made it sound like Disney had no choice but to be “dragged” into a fight with Florida. But DeSantis is reminding everyone that nobody dragged Disney into this situation. The company went out of its way to criticize Florida for passing a law protecting children from grooming at public schools.
Top executives at Disney even vowed to get the law repealed, assuming they had more power and influence than a state and its voters. Instead, DeSantis and Florida lawmakers opposed radical, woke Disney and revoked its special tax-exempt status in the state. They didn’t back down–and they won.
That is the only reason Disney is now admitting some kind of defeat. But it seems Iger is being dishonest, even as he confesses the company was wrong. He’s trying to “massage” the truth to make Disney look more like a victim than the actual aggressor.
DeSantis wasn’t going to let them get away with it. If Disney wants to repair its relationship with Florida–and millions of Americans–it’s going to have to get much more honest.
Author: Bo Dogan