As Twitchy reported, the Florida House on Thursday passed a bill that would eliminate the special district, created back in 1967, that allows the Walt Disney Co. to self-govern Walt Disney World. Charles C. W. Cooke called it “grotesque” that the DeSantis administration would pick now to tighten the screws on Disney after it had already won the Parental Rights in Education battle, and that there was no need to “salt the earth.” It looks like Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature are salting the earth anyway.

Sam Stein of Politico and MSNBC sees a butterfly effect at work — what was the ripple that is now a tsunami hitting Disney, and how did it get that way?

He asked, Twitter answered:

CEO Bob Chapek had to write an apology to his employees for not speaking up sooner against the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and they still staged a walkout even after an all-hands meeting to assure them that Disney was supportive of LGBTQIA+ messages in its entertainment.

Hmm … what was a common-sense bill got turned into something called “Don’t Say Gay” which pressured Disney into interjecting itself where it had no business to intervene. Disney picked this fight.


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