Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law HB 1557, a bill that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity to children in grades pre-K through grade 3.
Here’s footage of DeSantis signing the bill:
“I don’t care what corporate media outlets say, I don’t care what Hollywood says, I don’t care what big corporations say. Here I stand. I’m not backing down,” DeSantis said at the bill signing.
The legislation states:
Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age100 appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.
Hollywood and liberal elites have branded the Parental Rights in Education legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Disney whined at DeSantis and vowed to fight the anti-grooming bill.
Not once has Disney Shanghai lifted a finger to fight for the people living under the brutal boot of the CCP. Yet Disney is working overtime to repeal the anti-grooming law signed by Gov. DeSantis.
Spare us the outrage theater, Disney. You're a woke joke.
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) March 28, 2022
Walt Disney Co. said Florida's anti-grooming bill "should never have passed and should never have been signed into law."https://t.co/aTaYkCvk4d
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 28, 2022
The Walt Disney Company issued the following statement:
Statement from The Walt Disney Company on signing of Florida legislation: pic.twitter.com/UVI7Ko3aKS
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) March 28, 2022
With this press release, Disney showed undeniable support for grooming young children.
And they spat in the face of parental rights.
Twitter users took note of Disney’s pro-grooming stance:
I support the Florida anti-grooming bill.
3rd grade children shouldn’t be talking about sex.
Businesses who think 3rd grade children should be talking about sex
shouldn’t be getting our business.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) March 28, 2022
BREAKING: @Disney thinks that kids from kindergarten through 3rd grade should be taught about sex and far left gender theory. They don’t deserve a dime of your money if you care about parental rights or protecting the innocence of little kids in school!
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 28, 2022
Even Twitter Notifications recognizes the Florida Bill for what it's designed to do, namely shielding children ages 5 to 9 from gender instruction.
Why would Disney, a company dedicated to children's entertainment, be interested in defeating this particular law? pic.twitter.com/P16ubmmDxZ
— Joel M. Petlin (@Joelmpetlin) March 28, 2022
The Post Millennial reported:
In mid-March, several Disney employees were busted in a massive child trafficking sting, just days after the corporation spoke out against Florida’s legislation.
Walt Disney Co. was lambasted by its progressive workers who have planned employee walkouts to protest the bill and outside LGBTQ activists who have pressured its CEO Bob Chapek to make the company’s opposition public.
Chapek first declined to weigh in on the bill, arguing that “as we have seen time and again, corporate statements do very little to change outcomes or minds.”
In the refusal to disavow the bill, Chapek said businesses jumping on the virtue-signaling bandwagon offer statements that are “often weaponized by one side or the other to further divide and inflame,” which he argued can be “counterproductive and undermine more effective ways to achieve change.” Following backlash over the company’s silence on the subject out of concern for the company becoming “a political football in any debate,” Chapek buckled, declaring it was a mistake to not verbalize objection to the bill’s passage.
Chapek’s predecessor, Bob Iger, was vocal opponent of the bill, writing on Twitter back on Feb. 24 that it would “put vulnerable, young LGBTQ people in jeopardy.”