Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis Responds to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger

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Florida’s Governor DeSantis Responds to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis had a few STRONG words to say about Bob Iger’s recent remarks at his Townhall Meeting for Cast Members.

When talking about Inclusion and the Parental Rights in Education bill which was signed into law earlier this year Bob Iger was opposed to the bill and at the time he said, “I’m with the President on this! If passed, this bill will put vulnerable, young LGBTQ people in jeopardy.”

However, during the meeting, Iger told employees that inclusion and acceptance are among the “core values” of the company’s storytelling. He was sorry to hear that the Walt Disney Company was dragged into that battle, he has no idea what the ramifications are in terms of the business itself, the State of Flordia has been important to Disney for a long time, and Disney has been important to the state of Florida as well.

Related – Bob Iger Townhall Meeting Highlights

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Yesterday Governor Ron Desantis spoke with Tucker Carlson on Fox News about Bob Iger’s remarks and the rift between Disney and the State of Florida.

“We didn’t drag them in, they went in on their own. And not only opposed the bill, but they also threatened to get it repealed. These are parents’ rights, and important policies in our state that are very popular. They brought this on themselves — all we did was stand up for what is right. Yes, they are a big, powerful company, but, we stand up for our folks, and I don’t care what a Burbank, California-based company says about our laws.”

Here is the video from Ron DeSantis’s Twitter.

So what does this mean now that Bob Iger is back as CEO for Disney? We know that Disney’s Reedy Creek is still in the crosshairs for Governor Ron Desantis.

I guess only time will tell if Disney and the State of Florida are able to rebuild that rift that is between the company and the Governor.


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