On a recent episode of “Reliable Sources,” CNN’s Brian Stelter ridiculed conservatives for heading into the midterm elections with the theme of protecting kids from the dangers of … The Walt Disney Company. But that wasn’t the real story. The backlash was from Disney deciding to insert itself into the debate over Florida’s popular Parental Rights in Education bill after employees pressured CEO Bob Chapek to call Gov. Ron DeSantis and express his disappointment, and also pledge to oppose similar legislation that was sure to pop up across the country. Disney didn’t have to say anything; it chose this fight.
A week later, Stelter was still coming to Disney’s defense by bringing on billionaire heiress Abigail Disney to vent about conservatives’ “coordinated, strategic plan” to make Disney look bad. If that coordinated, strategic plan was to release video from Disney’s all-hands meeting to placate LGBTQIA+ employees, it worked, and the company can thank Christopher Rufo for posting those videos to Twitter. “I was just wherever I could adding queerness,” admitted one executive producer.
Rufo is back with a Trafalgar Group poll showing that 68 percent of Americans are “less likely to do business with Disney” now:
Hell yeah: 68 percent of Americans, including nearly half of all Democrats, are "less likely to do business with Disney" following revelations about the company's sexual politics. https://t.co/flC5b2b3TF pic.twitter.com/Sz1DOTc2Cm
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 12, 2022
CNN opinion columnist Nicole Hemmer recently wrote a piece exposing “the emerging right-wing children’s entertainment industry,” noting things such as the launch of Daily Wire Kids and the “Heroes of Liberty” book series. If you don’t like it, build your own kids’ entertainment industry, right?
Speaking of the “dangers” of The Walt Disney Company, Stelter’s colleague at CNN, Anderson Cooper, did a report in 2014 about Disney’s child sex predator problem. What kind of message was that to send about Disney?
Here's Anderson Cooper doing an entire special report on Disney's "child sex predators," warning parents about the shocking "pattern of theme park employees arrested in sex stings." pic.twitter.com/zZ8VPLex7E
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 5, 2022
Rufo gets results.
Sucks that my kids wont be able to enjoy what once was a truly a magical place. Hope some other non-woke company starts building theme parks that let children be children.
— Baba Burner (@baba_burner) April 12, 2022
How about Dollywood?
When companies put demands of their squeaking-wheel woke employees above thoughts, beliefs, feelings & market desires of their customers they miss the entire point of being in business. Walt Disney NEVER did that. His successors & kin do nothing but.
— Scott St. Clair (@PiperScott1949) April 12, 2022
This whole thing tilted our next vacation from Disneyland to LEGOLAND. Of course LEGO is probably as messed up as Disney but we haven’t heard about it yet and I hope we don’t before August
— Alec Kirn (@AlloyRedd) April 12, 2022
Suck it Abigail.
— Paul Burrer (@paulburrer) April 12, 2022
Disney chose to placate disgruntled employees by alienating customers and shareholders. As we said above, Disney picked this fight over teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to kindergarteners.
Disney heiress reminds us that Disney has the power to squash ‘that little punk’ Christopher Rufo and other conservative critics of Disney’s ‘values’ https://t.co/NyG0fXfRgz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 2, 2022