Over the weekend, groups of people gathered just outside one of the entrances to the Resort calmly Disney’s response to a Florida law regarding classroom instruction for children in kindergarten through third grade.
A group of around 100 protesters gathered near the entrance to near Disney Springs. the was organized by a group called Moms for America who said they were there to what they call Disney’s “liberal agenda”.
Protesters carried American flags and signs carrying messages about the group’s stance on Disney’s stance against the in education law. A sign read: “Revoke Disney autonomy; stop child grooming,” while another had only the word “groomers” written on it with Mickey Mouse ears drawn from the two “o’s” in the word.
“The answer here is that real people aren’t afraid of big business,” explained John Di Lemme of the Conservative Business Journal. “Disney cowers to a handful of people.”
Florida” in education” called the “Don’t Say Gay” by those who oppose the been passed on March 28 when Governor Ron DeSantis signed the in the lawsaying he “doesn’t care what big business says”.
The law prohibits the classroom teaching of and in kindergarten and in first, second and third grades, but that does not preclude informal conversations about or with children in these classes, nor prohibit the use of the word “gay”, despite the name given to it by opponents of the .
Shortly before Governor Ron DeSantis signed the in the law, spoke out againsthaving kept silent about up to this point. Chapek’s statement, however, don’t speak for everyone at disneyaccording to a cast member who is currently running for a Florida congressional seat and says Disney only listens to a small minority of its employees regarding Florida law.
During the near Disney Springs, counter-protesters arrived to speak out against those who had gathered to take a stand against Disney’s response. At least one counter-protester carried a sign reading “Villains Disney Movies Warned You About,” nodding to those who gathered to protest Disney’s stance.
“As Floridians, some of us need to step up and let these people know they’re not welcome here,” said TSI Day Smith, who showed up at the scene Saturday to counter-
According to Fox35 Orlando, the remained peaceful throughout its duration.
“We are really here to show our support for Governor DeSantis,” said Michael Thompson, who joined the against Disney’s response to the new .
Thompson said part of the message of the the would continue to face opposition. was that if Disney continued with this “type of agenda”, it