Disney CEO Bob Chepek is a very sorry Disney employee. The House of Mouse business leader has not fought hard enough to get LGBTQ promotions rolled out to young children in Florida public schools and is now facing the wrath of a waking crowd.
Suck that guy. But now it is hard for us to feel bad for him that he regrets not defeating Florida’s “Parental Rights Act on Education”, a bill to protect kindergarteners through third grade from lessons on “sexual orientation or gender identity”.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Chapak deeply apologizes for not being a “strong ally in the fight for equal rights” for LGBTQ people. The CEO is blaming his company for the significantly lower staff position taken against him when he first hit the news cycle against the bill.
Chapek initially called that the company would not issue a statement condemning the bill – which the Left called “no gay bill” – and explained on Monday 7 March that they had decided to abstain in order to maintain the political temperature. Down
“As we’ve seen over and over again, corporate statements rarely change results or change minds,” Chapek said. “Instead, they are often armed by one side or the other to further divide and inflate.”
Well, that was refreshing at the time. Usually any time a controversial Conservative law is passed in the country, Disney will protest against it. Disney has condemned Georgia’s pro-life “Heartbeat Bill” in 2019 and threatened to remove its production studios from the state. Calling for restraint was virtually miraculous.
As the week went on, however, more leftists shouted to heaven that not enough had been done to stop the Florida Bill. When Florida Governor Ron Desantis (R) passed the state legislature that it would sign the law (which it did), Chapek panicked and changed his tune.
During an annual Disney shareholders’ meeting, Chapek acknowledged that the company’s initial hands-off approach to “Don’t Say Gay Bill” was a “failure” and arranged a last-ditch meeting with Dissentes to discuss the bill.
Chapek told shareholders that DeSantis “agrees to meet with us and the LGBTQ + members of our senior team in Florida with their concerns.”
However, the latest news is that Chapek has conceded defeat to Bill. In a memo sent to Disney staff, Chapek apologized for failing to be “strong” against the bill.
“Talking to you, reading your messages and meeting with you helped me to understand better how painful our silence was,” he said. “You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and I disappointed you. I’m sorry. “
Oh, poor man. However, the CEO noted that for his mistake, he would cut off all Disney grants to politicians in the Sunshine State.
“And today, we’re suspending all political grants in the state of Florida pending this review,” Chapek added.
Well, who would want to pay a company to expose young children to any kind of sexual misconduct? Good salvation.