Florida Governor Ron DeSantis isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes is right – no matter the political opponents it creates.
Lately, DeSantis and Disney have been battling over the culture wars.
Now Disney executives are in crisis mode after what just happened in Florida.
Disney World isn’t just located in Florida, it is its own municipality within the Sunshine State.
Thanks to the company’s “special district” privileges, it’s enjoyed tax protections since 1967.
That could all change after Disney executives decided to pick a big political fight with popular Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
In a press conference, Gov. DeSantis announced he’s calling Florida lawmakers back to work in a special session to, among other things, look at ending legacy special districts.
“…They will also be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968, and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District,” Gov. DeSantis announced.
And the State Legislature wasted no time passing a bill to eliminate the special districts, sending it to the Governor’s desk, throwing Disney executives into full-on crisis mode.
According to Breitbart, the Reedy Creek Improvement District – controlled by the Walt Disney Corporation – includes 25,000 acres of land.
If the special district – allowing Disney to govern its own area – is dissolved, the governance over residents would fall under parts of Orange and Osceola Counties.
Disney would also have to begin paying the counties for public services.
This comes after Disney butted its nose in Florida politics by publicly opposing the common-sense Parental Rights in Education bill.
The bill prevents schools from teaching third-graders and under inappropriate sex and gender topics.
Furthermore, there are several provisions requiring parents to be informed if their child is questioning their sexual preference or gender.
Disney executives, including CEO Bob Chapek, joined in with other radical Social Justice Snowflakes in mislabeling the new law, the “Don’t Say Gay bill.”
“Our employees see the power of this great company as an opportunity to do good,” Chapek wrote in a company memo. “I agree. Yes, we need to use our influence to promote that good by telling inclusive stories, but also by standing up for the rights of all. Starting immediately, we are increasing our support for advocacy groups to combat similar legislation in other states. We are hard at work creating a new framework for our political giving that will ensure our advocacy better reflects our values. And today, we are pausing all political donations in the state of Florida pending this review. But, I know there is so much more work to be done. I am committed to this work and to you all, and will continue to engage with the LGBTQ+ community so that I can become a better ally. I truly believe we are an infinitely better and stronger company because of our LGBTQ+ community…I will be an outspoken champion for the protections, visibility, and opportunity you deserve.”
Since then, Disney has been all-in on the woke LGBTQAI2++ agenda – even committing to 50% gay and minority representation of characters in their future projects.
For their efforts, the company has been losing subscribers to its Disney+ streaming service and has been the subject of boycott calls.
As Adam Sandler said in the very-much NOT Disney movie, Happy Gilmore, “talk about your all-time backfires.”