DeSantis showed them who’s really boss.
After Disney decided to become completely political and speak out against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over his recently passed parental rights bill, Gov. DeSantis hit back and Disney and now they are panicking.
According to Fox, DeSantis unveiled a new plan urging his the state legislature to consider lifting the special protections Disney was given by the state of Florida to operate in their state.
During a recent press conference, DeSantis stated, “I am announcing today that we are expanding the call of what they are going to be considering. Yes, they will be considering the congressional map but they also will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968 and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District.”
Because of laws passed by Florida in the past, Disney is essentially able to govern themselves as they please on Florida land. However, Governor DeSantis now wants to lift that law and take those rights away from Disney.
“What I would say as a matter of first principle is I don’t support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power,” DeSantis explained.
“I think what has happened is there’s a lot of these special privileges that are not justifiable, but because Disney had held so much sway, they were able to sustain a lot of special treatment over the years,” DeSantis stated.
After Governor DeSantis signed the parental right bill in Florida, Disney attacked DeSantis and said, “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law. Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that. We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.”