The “planned” Disney walkout in response to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill didn’t go as expected, as nobody really showed up.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that only one person showed up – yep, one – at Walt Disney World in Florida, and it’s reported that a “majority” of the “protest” actually took place in California, which isn’t even impacted by the Florida bill.
In The New York Times report on the Tuesday walkout, it’s reported that only 60 to 70 employees walked out in California, and it’s said they only “briefly walked in a loop around Walt Disney Studios in Burbank” and that “none were particularly boisterous.”
It’s further said that members of the media at the location outnumbered the Disney employees that walked out for a brief time (probably on their lunch break).
The “planned walkout” was in response to Disney and CEO Bob Chapek’s response to the so-called “don’t say gay” bill (the bill doesn’t mention the word “gay”) that was passed two weeks ago in regards to limiting what teachers can instruct children as young as kindergarten about “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” and instead, the Parental Rights in Education bill leaves it up to the parents to teach their own children about the matter.
As evidenced by the minuscule number of employees that participated in the walkout (Disney has over 200,000 employees; how about that for perspective?), those who planned the walkout seem to be a part of a vocal minority of woke SJWs and radical leftists (particularly on Twitter) who are trying to bully the company and other employees into submission.
Woke are trying to destroy Disney
As I have explained many times in the past, the woke don’t care about telling quality stories or making money, they simply want to inject their own political ideology at any cost into the material, again, which has backfired completely and is something that has destroyed and infected Hollywood.
So now it appears as if the woke are using the Florida so-called “don’t say gay” bill in an attempt to force Disney, which caters to families, to be even further left.
But Disney still has to answer to investors.
Yesterday did see Disney and Disney World release a statement.
“To ALL who come to this happy place, welcome. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is committed to creating experiences that support family values for every family, and will not stand for discrimination in any form,” Disney World posted on Facebook. “We oppose any legislation that infringes on basic human rights, and stand in solidarity and support our LGBTQIA+ Cast, Crew, and Imagineers and fans who make their voices heard today and every day.”