NOTE: This occurred in March of 2022, when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ war with Disney over the Parental Rights in Education Bill, which the left termed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was really heating up. Even though it’s an old story, we thought it’d make a great example of how to respond to wokeness and pushback from the left.
Back when Florida passed the Parental Rights in Education Bill, the left, particularly woke companies and woke employees of those companies, went absolutely berserk. Apparently, the idea that one shouldn’t push radical, woke ideology on kids was a step too far for the American left.
And so they went insane, with Disney getting particularly angry about the bill and calling an “all-hands meeting” to discuss it. During that meeting, a Disney executive producer named Latoya Raveneau claimed that her team at Disney is going all in on “adding queerness” to programming for kids to advance a “gay agenda”. Watch that here:
SCOOP: I've obtained video from inside Disney's all-hands meeting about the Florida parental rights bill, in which executive producer Latoya Raveneau says her team has implemented a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" and is regularly "adding queerness" to children's programming. pic.twitter.com/eJnZMpKIXT
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
As you can hear in the video, she said:
It’s like I love Disney’s content. I grew up watching, you know, all of the classics. They have been a huge, like informative part of my life, but at the same time, like, I worked at small studios, most of my career and I’d heard you know, hear whispers, like, I’d heard things like, oh, you know, they won’t like you show this at a Disney show.
And I’m like, okay, so I was a little like sauce when I started and but then my experience was bafflingly, the opposite of what I had heard on my little pocket of like, you know, proud family Disney TVA the showrunners were super welcoming Meredith Roberts and like the our leadership over there has been so welcoming to like my like not at all secret gay agenda and so like I feel like I felt like it was I mean like maybe it was that way in the past but I guess like something was to happen in the last like year.
Like they are turning it around they’re going hard and then all that like momentum but I felt like that sense of I don’t have to be afraid to like let’s have these two characters kiss let’s in the background this like I was just wherever I could just basically adding queerness to like, if you see anything queer, but like, I just was like, no one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.
Responding to that series of shocking comments from Disney’s woke, groomer employees, DeSantis decimated the woke company with one simple line. In his words:
“You’ve gotta wonder, why is the hill to die on to have transgenderism injected into kindergarten classrooms or woke gender ideology injected into second-grade classrooms?”
Watch that here:
Indeed. What is it about these people that makes transing the kids the hill they want to die on?
Whatever it is, it’s what makes resisting them so important and why it was so powerful when DeSantis started to fight back, saying:
“For Disney to come out and put a statement and say that the bill should have never passed and they are going to actively work to repeal it — I think, one, was fundamentally dishonest. But two, I think that crossed the line.
“This state is governed by the interests of the people of the state of Florida. It is not based on the demands of California corporate executives. They do not run this state. They do not control this state.”
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