DeSantis Slams ‘Woke’ Disney After CEO Criticizes Controversial Legislation

DeSantis Slams ‘Woke’ Disney After CEO Criticizes Controversial Legislation

Gov. has stood firm despite facing pressure from a mega-corporation that turned dozens of square miles of Florida swampland into the number one tourist destination on earth.

For fifty years, has been the biggest political power in the Sunshine State. “The Happiest Place on Earth” dominates the Central Florida economy, producing an estimated $75+ billion in annual economic impact, 463,000 jobs and $6 billion in tax revenue. (RELATED: ‘Escape to Florida’ Shirts Sold by DeSantis Campaign as Top Lockdown Dems Vacay in Sunshine State)

Walt Disney’s insistence on choosing Orlando as the destination for his premier American theme park transformed the sleepy town and its suburbs of less than 400,000 to over 2,500,000.

So, when Disney CEO attempted to leverage his clout to get DeSantis to veto the Parental Rights in bill, socially conservative activists held their breath.

For those who don’t know, the Parental Rights in Education bill prohibits Florida teachers from teaching children under the age of eight about sex. Critics refer to it as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Yet DeSantis remained firm in his support for the bill, standing his ground in a phone call with Chapek. (RELATED: DeSantis Rejects Biden’s State of the Union Request)

Townhall has more on DeSantis’ reaction and what he told a group of supporters afterward:

“Here’s what I can tell you, in the state of Florida, we are not going to allow them to inject transgenderism into kindergarten. First graders shouldn’t have woke gender ideology imposed in their curriculum and that is what we’re standing for because we’re standing for the kids and we’re standing for the parents,” DeSantis said to a group of parents Thursday afternoon. 

Disney is the largest corporation in the state, where Disney World is located, and DeSantis didn’t budge. He also called the corporation out for their business in China. 

“How do they possibly explain lining their pockets with their relationship from the Communist Party of China? Because that’s what they do, and they make a fortune, and they don’t say a word about the really brutal practices at the hands of the CCP,” he continued. 

The praise is rolling in for the move. 


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