Republicans are doubling down in opposition to Disney as the multinational conglomerate flexes its corporate muscle to shut up critics of its poisonous woke agenda.
House Republicans are threatening to strip the copyright for Mickey Mouse in retaliation for Disney’s aggressive efforts to push a “sexual agenda” on children, Fox News reported.
Republicans threaten Mickey Mouse copyright
In a letter to Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek, Jim Banks (R-In.) warned that Republicans are opposed to extending the copyright for Mickey Mouse, which expires in 2024.
He cited Disney’s “kowtowing” to China and its vocal opposition to a popular anti-grooming law that bans classroom discussion of sexuality in kindergarten through third grade, and which detractors have labeled the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Disney was initially reluctant to stake a stance on the law but came out against it under pressure from the activist mob (including Disney employees). Banks noted that the law has “broad support” with the public and that Disney’s executives have admitted to having a desire to push LGBT ideology on children.
“Disney has said it wants this law repealed even though it has broad support among Florida residents, especially parents. A senior Disney employee was recently caught on camera saying she wants ‘many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories,” he wrote, according to Fox.
“This suggests Disney is purposefully influencing small children with its political and sexual agenda.”
No more special treatment?
As Banks noted, the law is popular, despite disinformation being spread about it by liberals. Even 52 percent of Democrats support it, according to one poll.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has warned that Disney “has alienated a lot of people” and that the company, which is the biggest employer in Florida, could lose its special “self-governing” privileges.
“Disney has alienated a lot of people now,” DeSantis said recently. “And so the political influence they’re used to wielding, I think has dissipated. And so the question is, why would you want to have special privileges in the law at all?”
The push against Disney is the latest sign of a growing rift between Republicans and traditional allies in big business that have drifted far to the left.
Banks said it’s “unfortunate that Disney, once an American success story, has allied with a hostile foreign regime and domestic ideologues who seek to tear our country apart.”