Comments for Disney Claims Florida Bill Is Illegal, Says There’s “Nothing To Worry About”

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  1. Mary

    I think de Santos and the government should back off. If all this is about the gay remark then everyone is entitled to their opinion. I happen to side with Disney world. Government should not be involved.

    1. drewwho

      And visa versa corporations should not get involved in State legislation regarding the rights of parents . This bill simply makes it law for schools to seek the permission of a parent as to what type of sexual education they wish for their child ( or none at all ) and at what age they feel its appropriate for their child to receive it .

      1. P_Riley

        Established law such as Citizens United says different. Corporations are people and money equals speech. The Left will gladly give up money in politics for liberal causes and candidates if the alt-right will do the same as regards their racist and homophobic causes and candidates.

    2. Bill

      @Mary, this is about more than a remark. This is about Disney HQ admitting that their ultimate goal is to indoctrinate children, starting at kindergarten, by teaching them about CRT, and brainwashing them with the agenda of the radical Marxist leftists. The ideology that Disney is promoting is extremely dangerous, and DeSantis has the complete right to abolish the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Disney World Corporation can’t expect a “woke world” filled with “woke policy” when they picked a location in the middle of a largely Republican led state, just like I can’t expect to go to California and expect a largely Republican voting base. Walt Disney would be very disappointed to see that his family friendly entertainment complex has turned into a cesspool of radical indoctrination and woke ideology.

      1. lynda

        QCULT INSANITY.. get help leave the cult. Not one word of your delusional rant is true

        1. Bill

          @lynda get your head out of the water and stop being the lefts puppets of sexual indoctrination.

          1. Bill

            Also, I’m not the one in the cult when Disney’s practices are the cult.

      2. stephen

        Holy cow what a GQP word salad. Its like you took every talking point you’ve heard for the past six months and mashed it up into one long incoherent rant.

  2. Walt

    Sounds like Governor is already working on more legislation to correct issues with first bill.
    Declared he will make sure Disney pays for the debt and requiring Disney to go through state approved red tape on future development.

    I really thought Governor would back down and simply declare new special district for Disney and say they couldn’t build nuclear power or something like that. (Disney never would build nuclear power plant regardless because of the risk and insurance cost). Both sides would have calmed down.

    After Governor today, it seems he wants to punish Disney to the cost of $1 billion today and tens of billions over coming years.

  3. jeff

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,
    Disney HQ’d in California exercises their right to free speech by saying “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts.” Does this sound kind of like a veiled threat to the Florida governor and legislators about a law that was passed (in Florida)? Trying to dictate another State’s policies? Now the actual bill is called Parental Rights in Education (but some have also made up another name for it (the anti-grooming bill) in response to the other made up name. Keep in mind this bill is about keeping parents in the know about what their young child is being taught in grades K-3. Does Disney HQ’d in California know what is better for a young child and their parents that live in Florida? Now to disagree as a company may be their right but to make that statement might be stepping over the line a little? Now maybe Disney could have said something like we don’t agree with the bill and we will respectfully voice our concerns with the Governor of the great state of Florida or just remained neutral? Now the Governor of Florida exercised his right to dissolve all special districts that were established by a “special act” prior to the date of ratification of the Florida Constitution on November 5, 1968. The special districts affected may be re-established on or after June 1, 2023. Disney happens to be one of those districts. Looks like the big guy in the white house supports Disney, maybe something to keep in mind in November as the big guy looks to have voiced his opinion? It does look like the states (in this case Florida) are the entities responsible for the maintenance and operation of public schools. The states are also involved in the establishment, selection, and regulation of curriculum, teaching methods, and instructional materials in their schools. State governments also have authority to legislate in this area, or they can authorize officials to establish, select, and regulate curriculum. I would guess that educators are aware of this? Nothing really says that an educator cannot be involved in activism on their spare time but it just looks like they have to adhere to the agreed upon curriculum when they are performing a specific teaching function which they are getting paid for by everyone’s taxes. This does look like the Governor is by all means following the state constitution and ensuring that it is followed by individuals as well as companies? Maybe Disney needs to try to look back in time and see how a family friendly, customer oriented, well managed Disney actually operates as those share prices sure look like that is not the case at the moment?

    1. Scott Lee-Ross

      Again, we are being fed drivel from a person that neither understands the US Constitution nor understands just what the Don’t Say Gay bill actually does say. I would suggest they read both the First Amendment and the actual bill. If ignorance is bliss this poster must be leading a happy life.

      1. Not a sheep

        Are you talking about the anti-grooming bill that was signed?

  4. jeff

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
    Looks like Elon Musk still has enough resources to purchase Disney? Maybe that would get the stocks back up after clearing out upper management? Could always sell off some of the Disney assets (companies) and get Disney World back to the family friendly, customer oriented, well maintained, well managed days of old?

  5. jeff

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
    Just another thought. Maybe Mr. Elon Musk could actually purchase only Disney World in its entirety in Florida? By the way, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are not actually owned by Disney. Could always put up a new twitter headquarters on that Disney World property if purchased. How would that be going to work every day in the shadow of Cinderella’s castle? Pretty sure Mr. Musk would pander to no one and cater to all Disney World fans.

  6. F

    The parental rights bill was passed and well within the purview of state government to do so.. Disney injected themselves into an argument that did not concern them. They have NO legal standing to object, as the bill only addresses Schools funded by said stare. If disneys employees object to the bill they may do what they please at the voting booth. However, Disney has no case and may be further penalized by the courts for attempting to blackmail, threaten, and bribe the state gov’t into complying with their demands.

    The bill removing Disney’s “self governing status” in Florida (corporate welfare) IS 100% LEGAL. It was done appropriately, and met all laws and requirements regarding its passage. Leftist groomers are delusional as ALWAYS. Now the state of FL., will be collecting an additional 500+ MILLION in previously withheld tax revenue. Disney will also now be just as liable and responsible to government regulations and stipulations. Like ALL other businesses in the state. I.e., independent (not in house) health & safety inspections, park capacity limitations, training oversight, emergency support services, zoning and planning laws, wetlands & habitat regulations, etc.

  7. Bill

    @stephen, so what is it you’re doing right now? Your spewing the things that you heard on CNN, MSDNC, and NYT for the last year and a half.

    1. Bill

      Also, if this is all conspiracy, tell me what they’re trying to teach in schools at this very moment?

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