CNN’s reliable source Brian Stelter is a little late to the party, but he’s noticed the conservative backlash against Disney. As usual, he gets it wrong. Stelter claims that the talking point on the right “is about protecting kids from the dangers of The Walt Disney Company.” But that’s not why Disney is facing a backlash. Disney’s CEO caved to internal pressure and said the company would sign a statement opposing so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation across the United States. Then, after the popular bill became law, Disney doubled down and said it remained committed to seeing the Parental Rights in Education law repealed. So … Disney has officially come out in opposition to a law that prevents kindergarten through third-grade teachers from leading discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Disney picked a side in this fight, and damn right conservatives are on the other side.
"We're seeing a theme of the midterm elections emerging," @brianstelter says. "The theme, the talking point on the right, is about protecting kids from the dangers of… The Walt Disney Company." pic.twitter.com/xmoM4n81Cl
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) April 6, 2022
— Bean (@evansce331) April 6, 2022
Not just Disney. We want to protect kids from CNN too. pic.twitter.com/gzcg5vS5H0
— 地獄ケーキ(Hokusaist)🍰🇺🇸🚞 (@JigokuCake) April 6, 2022
This might not matter once your show is canceled, but didn't Disney strike first? Not only is "don't say gay" not in the bill, but Disney is not mentioned either.
— JB (@Reformed1647) April 6, 2022
Disney. The corporation that is railing against the Florida law while simultaneously launching their streaming service in Saudi Arabia where the punishment for being gay is death. No one cares about Disney’s opinion. They are the epitome of hypocrisy
— Adam (@uncensored_7512) April 6, 2022
This take isn't reliable.
— John Weber (@ReallyUniqueUs1) April 6, 2022
Tater, have you paid any attention to the local BOE elections?
Regardless, please continue pushing this narrative. The midterms are going to be 🔥
— Lil’ Penguin 🐧 (@SckNTyrd) April 6, 2022
You are never honest… You never actually talk with people who disagree with you because it's so easy to debunk your nonsense but because you're a little bald coward who should be one of the first people fired you will continue playing these games
— Dino1975 (@Dino11975) April 6, 2022
Your spin isn't working anymore🤡🤡
— Piper R (@PiperR3800) April 6, 2022
Nope. Nope. Nope. YOU brought Disney into this…Disney brought Disney into this. The “right” did not bring Disney into this…but please, you do you Tater. pic.twitter.com/hHWm24N2QV
— Bebe Rebozo’s Ghost (@deerejohn_69) April 6, 2022
Aren’t you getting fired like tomorrow 😂😂
— PA Republican 🐘 (@blaze_mcrae) April 6, 2022
The Walt Disney Company had no stake in the bill, but a vocal minority of employees who were in pain, frustrated, and sad that kindergarten teachers couldn’t lead discussions about sexuality compelled CEO Bob Chapek to speak up. Disney chose this fight.
CNN Reliable Source Oliver Darcy links conservative media backlash against Disney wokeness to — what else? — QAnon https://t.co/KqkymZmvju
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 31, 2022