So because Florida isn't going to confuse and scandalize your children with LGBTQ sexual themes, Disney is going to do it themselves.
According to a report from Variety, the new Pixar movie “Lightyear” – based on the beloved “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear – will be re-adding a lesbian scene to the movie in response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay Bill" after it was initially cut from the film.
Lefty Disney employees in particular have been furious with the Republican sponsored and Governor DeSantis (R-Fla.) supported bill, which will outlaw LGBTQ and gender identity lessons from being taught to Kindergarten through third grade students in the state’s public schools.
Ever since the bill gained controversy in the news the Walt Disney Company has been searching for ways to properly address the bill. Disney’s initial, less condemning approach to the bill has caused an uproar, particularly among the company’s employees, who have staged a walkout in protest.
The outlet reported that “LGBTQ employees and allies at Pixar Animation Studios sent a joint statement to Walt Disney Company leadership claiming that Disney executives had actively censored ‘overtly gay affection’ in its feature films.”
Apparently the criticism has already dramatically altered the landscape and the upcoming sci-fi adventure “Lightyear” will be having a lesbian kiss edited back into the film to show the Pixar and Disney’s true solidarity to the LGBTQ community.
Variety explained, “While the fact of that relationship was never in question at the studio, a kiss between the characters had been cut from the film.”
So there are lesbians in the film but the initial plan was to keep it subtle. Perhaps, they’re still too afraid that audiences aren’t looking for LGBTQ issues shoehorned into their films. I know I don’t want to see it.
Those days of Disney being tasteful with their themes of non-Biblical marriage are apparently over though.
“Following the uproar surrounding the Pixar employees’ statement and Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s handling of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, however, the kiss was reinstated into the movie last week,” the piece added.
The outlet claimed that this is a huge step forward for Disney and Pixar in terms of LGBTQ representation. The closest thing we got to lesbian action in their movies was a quick shot of two moms hugging in “Toy Story 4.”
Now because Florida is protecting their most innocent and impressionable citizens from adult sexual themes, Disney is going to break new ground in LGBTQ depictions. That seems like some problematic inspiration as far as we’re concerned.