Hot on the heels of announcing a massive quarterly loss, woke Disney has gone with a biological male who identifies as gender-fluid, Seann Altman, to market girls’ attire on social media. Altman is a TikTok influencer, and the partnership is likely meant to show Disney’s solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community as its war with Florida continues.
Whatever the reason, the TikTok video was posted for Disney Style. Disney Style is a division of the Walt Disney Co. that promotes clothing and accessories. It also offers Disney-themed fashion inspiration to its fans.
In this TikTok, Altman was featured in a Minnie Mouse-style outfit. It was complete with a red dress in a Mickey Mouse pattern, a white collar on it and white petticoat over it, black tights, and yellow heels. Altman was also wearing a belt, white gloves, and a watch. For the video, Altman is dressing and then putting on red lipstick while also trying to channel the “Minnie Mouse ears” look with hair buns.
Here’s a screenshot of the sponsored post showing who sponsored it. You can WATCH THE VIDEO posted on TikTok at the bottom of the article or continue reading and get there later.
The move comes amid Disney’s continuing fight for DeSantis, as it attempts to convince former fans and political authorities that it’s not trying to sexualize or propagandize to kids. Speaking on that, Disney CEO Bob Iger said, “The last thing that I want for the company is for the company to be drawn into any culture wars. It’s concerning to me that anyone would encourage a level of intolerance or even hate that frankly could even become dangerous action.” Continuing, he added, “The notion that Disney is in any way sexualizing children, quite frankly, is preposterous and inaccurate.”
Iger also attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for trying to punish Disney for it’s response to the Parental Rights in Education Bill, saying, “Frankly, the company was within its right — even though I’m not sure it was handled very well — was within its right to speak up on an issue, constitutionally protected right of free speech. To retaliate against the company in a way that would be harmful to the business was not something we could sit back and tolerate.”
Iger also seemed to agree with Disney’s stance on the bill, telling Chris Wallace, “So I happen to feel — and I tweeted an opinion about this ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in Florida. To me, it wasn’t politics, it was what is right and what is wrong, and that just seemed wrong. It seemed potentially harmful to kids. And it seemed as though it would do exactly what it shouldn’t do. And that is to foster compassion, and understanding and acceptance, and enable young kids who might be gay to feel more confident, more comfortable, more part of society, if it could be discussed freely, as opposed to kept in the closet.”
Continuing, Iger said that he thinks CEOs should take stances on contentious political issues even if the business will be negatively impacted by those stances, as happened to Disney, saying, “I think CEOs, you know — one of the things that CEOs accept as a responsibility is that they’re going to have to weigh in on issues, even if voicing an opinion on those issues potentially puts some of your business in danger.”
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