Gov. DeSantis fires back at ‘woke Disney’ after CEO opposes Parental Rights in Education bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has fired back after the Disney CEO asked him not to sign the controversial Parental Rights in Education bill.

On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he signed the Human Rights Campaign’s statement opposing the legislation.


On Thursday, the governor’s team responded. His office released a statement that read in part: “Woke Disney is now echoing Democrat propaganda and falling for the corporate media’s phony hysteria over a Florida bill that sensibly prohibits K through third graders from being indoctrinated with transgenderism and R-rated lessons about sexuality.”

READ: Human Rights Campaign refuses Disney’s $5 million donation, pushes for ‘meaningful action’

If signed, the bill would ban discussion of gender identity and sexuality in some classrooms with young students.

Opponents call it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and worry it could harm LGBTQ families across Florida.

READ: Disney CEO says he opposes Florida’s controversial Parental Rights in Education bill

You can read the bill in full below:

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.