Gay Disney Employee Blasts The Company Over Political Stance
Disney is facing backlash from its own employees over its recent political statements.
One gay Disney employee blasted the company for lying about the Florida Parental Rights in Education bill. The employee pointed out that nowhere in the bill can “don’t say gay” be found.
He also said, “the public was being played, and gay people were being used as pawns.”
A gay Disney employee trashed the company over its opposition to the Parental Rights in Education bill recently signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, saying the company “does not speak” for him.
“These are sad stories, and I empathize with the emotions involved, so I understand why there was a visceral reaction to hearing that Florida was enacting a bill that stopped teachers from saying the word ‘gay,’” Lucia wrote. “Except for one thing: It is not true. As most people hopefully know by now, the bill does not mention the word ‘gay’ once.”
“The purposely misleading nickname ‘Don’t Say Gay’ was a Trojan horse,” he added. “It drew people in and got them all fired up because they thought the bill was attacking gay people. In a headline or quick soundbite, it seemingly told you all you needed to know.”
Lucia said the name was “done intentionally” to rile people up because “those fighting the bill knew any attack on gay people would be met with outrage.”
“The detractors of the bill used this to lure you in, but they wanted to hide the gender ideology part of the bill, which is what people should really be concerned about,” Lucia wrote. “The public was being played, and gay people were being used as pawns.”
This wasn’t the only Disney employee to call out the company.
Jose Castillo, a current Walt Disney Company employee who is running for Congress, warned the company their push left might hurt them financially.
Jose Castillo, a current Walt Disney Company employee who is running for Congress in Florida as a Republican, told Fox News Digital that Disney’s new political activism may come back to bite the company… in its pocketbook.
Florida legislators have floated the idea of repealing the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which gives Disney the autonomy to effectively run its own government in the area around Disney World, in response to the company’s recent advocacy against the parental rights law H.B. 1557, which critics have branded the “Don’t Say Gay” law. Repealing the law would subject Disney World to the government of Orange County.
Castillo warned that, if Disney’s advocacy against the law spurs this repeal, it will hurt the company’s bottom-line, especially if the company continues left-wing advocacy.
“I think that if Disney is going to continue this leftward lurch, and the legislature votes to give Disney the left-leaning policies that they’ve asked for, then they’ll be subject to the tyrannical rule of the mayor of Orange County, which they will soon regret,” Castillo told Fox News Digital. “If Disney falls under Orange County regulations and taxes, I suspect they’ll think twice before pushing for more of them.”