In the very first edition of The Blue State Conservative’s list of ‘Woke Companies to Avoid,’ the Walt Disney Company was enshrined at #7. That list was published over 18 months ago, yet here we are, with the tone-deaf company doubling down once again. After the global backlash from the recent same-sex kissing scene in the Buzz Lightyear film “Lightyear,” a movie that was a tremendous financial flop incidentally, Disney hasn’t adjusted, they’ve become even more focused on radical wokeness.
Is it possible that we needed a multi-billion-dollar company to sacrifice itself on the altar of wokeness for other companies to learn that politics in business, is a good way to go out of business? It seems that Disney has done for corporate board rooms what Loudoun County Virginia did for school boards – convinced Americans to stand up and say, “enough, just stop.” Thank you, Disney, for making that sacrifice.
DeSantis is correct, of course. The idea that Walt Disney’s company is now advocating for the seizure of parental rights and the promotion of the LGBTQ indoctrination of Florida’s children is absurd. Walt Disney built his company around traditional family values and the welfare of children. Disney recognized the wonders of childhood and celebrated them.
The state of Florida has decided to reconsider the preferential treatment it has given the Disney Corporation since the 1960s. It turns out that Disney has benefitted from a number of legal and financial benefits not given to any other company in Florida. Under Ron DeSantis’ leadership, the state is putting some brainpower into thinking about if that’s really best for the state.