Disney CEO Bob Chapek put his company right in the middle of the latest battle that encompasses the culture war playing out in America when he buckled to the pressure on the left to speak out against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender dysphoria in kindergarten through third grade. Why a company built on family entertainment would oppose that is a whole other matter.
Liberals in the LGBTQ community dubbed the legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and the media was quick to run with the catchy title despite the bill never mentioning the word “gay.” The fact that this is a false, misleading characterization mattered little to most media outlets, and Big Tech fact checkers have been silent about the distortion.
Chapek even went so far as to apologize to the left for not being on the forefront in opposing the bill designed to protect children and respect parents who want to reserve the right to have such delicate conversations with their children at an age they deem appropriate. Corporations have yet to learn that there is no satiating the beast once they cave to the latest social justice outrage.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom pounced on the opportunity to virtue signal while seemingly trying to drum up opportunity for his state, tweeting: “Disney, the door is open to bring those jobs back to California – the state that actually represents the values of your workers.”
Unfortunately, the tone-deaf Democrat didn’t think the plan through carefully, which worked to the advantage of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw.
“Gavin Newsom kept Disneyland closed for 13 months straight,” Pushaw tweeted, in reference to the over-the-top pandemic restrictions enacted in California.
Gavin Newsom kept Disneyland closed for 13 months straight. 🤣 https://t.co/Ob0ONdfAga
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) March 13, 2022
Forbes reported in August that not only did California’s population decrease for the first time in recorded history the previous year, resulting in one less congressional seat, but that businesses were leaving the state “at an increasing rate.”
“Economist Lee Ohanian of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and Joseph Vranich, president of the site selection consulting firm Spectrum Location Solutions, collected data on the relocation of California business headquarters from January 2018 to June 2021,” Forbes noted, adding that “they documented 265 headquarter relocations over the three-and-a-half-year period, or an average of six relocations per month.”
Then again, failed Democratic policies that drive up social welfare costs along with tax rates will do that.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
— Erik Kohler (@eksports_radio) March 13, 2022
I do not know where DeSantis picked this woman up but she is worth 20 times her weight in gold.
If she ever becomes his spokeswoman in the White House, the press conferences will be nuclear. https://t.co/hNkceNO2J5
— Lena (@LenaandLucy) March 13, 2022
Newsome is a joke but just watch the groupies think this is the best idea they’ve ever heard. https://t.co/QL36mtNvhz
— Debora 🌺 (@mom2zwr) March 13, 2022
Newsom continues to believe he has a shot for Dem nomination in 2024. He wants publicity to have people talking. Unfortunately, Disney has gone Woke and needs less taxes to fund what it’s employees desire socially!! No chance Gavin on jobs@GavinNewsom https://t.co/IHJY3tIF2x
— Rob (@Rob_1775) March 13, 2022
Absolutely true. Disney, go to California and embrace the politics you love. Just remember, shit policies go along with it. https://t.co/2TjQqkfI47
— John Wasmund (@john_wasmund) March 13, 2022
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