DeSantis and FLA Govt May Revoke Disney Woke World’s ‘Special Privileges’

Gabriel Hays | April 1, 2022
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The Walt Disney Company’s recent descent in woke madness (they want 5 year-olds in Florida to receive LGBTQ sex ed and lessons on gender transitioning) might result in them losing more than their reputation.

According to recent reports, Florida government officials are considering removing special privileges from Disney World in Orlando, Florida. For decades, Disney World has been granted permission by the state to run its park and the town it's situated in as an independent local government.

In light of the entertainment company’s hyper-partisan effort to oppose Florida’s “Parental Rights In Education” Bill that was just signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Florida Republicans are contemplating removing Disney World’s self-governing status.

“Republican state lawmakers are considering repealing a 1967 state law that established the Reedy Creek Improvement District, giving Disney the power to establish its own government in central Florida,” CNN.com reported on March 31.

The outlet also noted that there have already been two meetings during which the revocation of such privileges has been officially discussed by lawmakers.

In a tweet from March 30, Florida state Representative Spencer Roach stated, “Yesterday was the 2nd meeting in a week [with] fellow legislators to discuss a repeal of the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which allows Disney to act as its own government.”

 

It sounds like the consideration is serious. The lawmaker added, “If Disney wants to embrace woke ideology, it seems fitting that they should be regulated by Orange County.”

What’s more is that Governor Ron DeSantis himself seemed to signal support for repeal the theme park’s self-governance. During a press conference held in West Palm Beach, the governor described Disney as having “special privileges” in the law and expressed that he doesn’t see why that should be the case.

“Disney has alienated a lot of people now," DeSantis said, adding, "And so the political influence they're used to wielding, I think has dissipated. And so the question is, why would you want to have special privileges in the law at all? And I don't think that we should."

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DeSantis has been at the center of this political fight with Disney in recent weeks ever since he signaled he would sign the bill into law after it passed in the Florida legislature. 

Leading up to the signing, the governor has met with Disney CEO Bob Chapek, who had been looking to persuade the governor out of signing the bill, and he has weathered a barrage of media attacks accusing him and his state of using the bill to oppress the LGBTQ community.

After the Governor signed the bill into law on May 28, Disney released a statement saying they would do anything in their political power to have the bill “repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts.” In response, DeSantis claimed that the company “crossed the line.”

 

Looks like Disney may end up reaping the benefits of being militantly woke and endangering America’s children. DeSantis needs to put the company in its place.

 

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