Universal Parks and Resorts Share Statement on Stance Against Racism

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On June 1, we shared that the Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts shared an important message after the nationwide unrest caused by the death of George Floyd. The message was shared with Universal’s employees denouncing all racism, injustice, and violence.

And now, Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts took to Twitter to also share an important message as they stand against racism. The tweet reads “Universal Parks & Resorts stands with our partners, Comcast, NBCU, and Universal Pictures in support of racial justice.”

Along with the Tweet, the theme park and resort shared a photo that says “We stand with our black team members, colleagues, partners and creators in outrage at acts of racism. Black lives matter.”

Universal Studios Hollywood also took to Twitter with the same message.

This message from Universal Parks and Resorts comes just a few days after Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Disney Chairman Bob Iger, and Disney Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Latondra Newton shared their own message after the nationwide unrest caused by the death of George Floyd. Their message also denounces racism, violence and injustice.

Disney partners including ABC, FreeForm, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation and others each shared their own messages on social media as they each are taking a stand against the hate.

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We also recently reported that Star Wars director, JJ Abrams, and his wife, Katie McGrath, along with the entire Bad Robot Productions team have decided to donate $10 million to a variety of charities to help fight against racism and the black lives matter movement. To learn more about JJ Abrams and the Bad Robot Productions donations, visit their website here.

Yesterday, select Disney Springs stores decided to close for the day in honor of #BlackoutTuesday, which you can read more about here.

It is clear that neither Universal Parks and Resorts nor The Walt Disney Company will not stay silent during this time. The official George Floyd memorial fund is linked here.

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