Democrats and the media have been demonizing Florida for months over the parental rights bill that protects children in grades K-3 from being taught inappropriate lessons on gender and sexuality.
Disney wasn’t even part of the discussion, but the media dragged them into the fight and Disney stupidly took the bait, promising to fight the legislation.
Florida has responded by taking away Disney’s special tax privileges and more.
Disney should never have even gotten involved in this but now they’re going to pay the price.
From Zero Hedge:
Florida House Passes Bill To Dissolve Disney’s Special Tax District, Sending It To DeSantis’ Desk
Disney shares are tumbling after today’s vote, and amid generalized pressure on the streaming/media space following Netflix’s terrible earnings and the shutdown of CNN+.
The feud between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney escalated to new heights on Thursday as the Florida House passed a bill to dissolve a handful of special districts, including the Reedy Creek Improvement District where the Disney World Resort resides.
“It was unfortunate that Disney decided to wade into a political debate and attempt to overturn a common-sense law, enacted by a duly elected legislature and signed by a duly elected governor, with the support of the vast majority of Floridians,” DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw said.
“In fact, it was Disney that ‘retaliated’ by publicly vowing to ‘repeal’ or have the law ‘struck down.’”
The feud was instigated by Disney’s vocal opposition to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which the governor signed into law late last month.
Florida Democrats flipped out when the bill passed. Watch:
BREAKING: The Florida House has voted to revoke Disney's special governing status as Democrats in the chamber throw a literal temper tantrum.
It's heading to DeSantis' desk pic.twitter.com/h8bFwzg1r2
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 21, 2022
You might say that Disney chose… poorly.
Netflix and Disney are both learning that when you pander to 5% of the population at the expense of 95% it doesn’t go so well.
— Angie Wong (@angiewong) April 21, 2022
It’s amazing how many “corporations and billionaires don’t pay their fair share” lefties are getting the vapors over Florida making Disney pay their fair share.
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) April 22, 2022
Disney has lost more than $20 billion in shareholder value since the release of internal videos exposing the company's plan to embed gender ideology into its children's programming. It's a strong opening shot against woke capital—and there is more to come.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 21, 2022
Conservatives are gaining ground in the culture war.