Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) blasted Disney’s hypocrisy on Tuesday after the supposedly family-friendly company pledged to fight Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits classroom discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity for children in kindergarten through third grade.
“The @WaltDisneyCo filmed Mulan near the #Uighur genocide camps and then thanked the people running these camps in the credits,” the Florida senator said. “But they’re outraged that Florida schools aren’t indoctrinating 5-year-olds about ‘gender identity'”:
But they’re outraged that Florida schools aren’t indoctrinating 5-year-olds about ‘gender identity’ https://t.co/HngBSBMhMj
—Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 29, 2022
Indeed, Disney became a complete groomer after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed the measure, which dishonest critics mislabeled ‘Don’t say gay’ – a complete lie, as the bill does not single out a sexual orientation or does not prohibit specific words or phrases.
In an outraged statement, Disney made it clear that its “goal as a company is to have this law repealed by the legislature or struck down by the courts,” adding that it “supports national and state organizations working to achieve this.” “.
Disney also bizarrely suggested that the legislation, which protects children aged 5, 6, 7 and 8 from age-inappropriate classroom discussions on topics such as transgender, somehow undermines rights and safety. “LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and nationwide”:
Statement from The Walt Disney Company on signing Florida legislation: pic.twitter.com/UVI7Ko3aKS
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) March 28, 2022
It’s still unclear how keeping age-inappropriate discussions about sexual orientation out of kindergarten classrooms compromises the safety of LGBT Disney employees.
DeSantis, however, made it clear that he would not pander to woke corporations such as Disney, and he also called out the corporation for its hypocrisy, taking advantage of its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“And when you have companies that have made a fortune by being family friendly and catering to families and young children, you know, they should understand that parents of young children don’t want that injected into the their child’s kindergarten class,” he said during a stop in Boca Raton earlier this month, adding that parents don’t want their children “to be told they can choose the opposite sex “.
“It is not appropriate for these children. So if you’re family-friendly, understand that parents — who are actually raising families — want their rights respected,” he said before talking about Disney’s hypocrisy.
“And I also think you have companies like Disney that are going to say and be critical of parents’ rights — they’re going to be critical of the fact that we don’t want transgender in kindergarten and first grade classrooms,” he said. declared.
“If this is the hill they are going to die on, how can they explain lining their pockets with their relationship with the Chinese Communist Party?” DeSantis asked. “Because that’s what they do, and they make a fortune, and they don’t say a word about the really brutal practices you see out there at the hands of the CCP.”