For years, movies, TV shows, and more under the Disney umbrella have always managed to grab headlines. This was particularly true of the company’s efforts toward positive on-screen and off-screen representation, as there were some specific turning points in CEO Bob Chapek’s tenure. This modified gay kiss included again Light year Earlier this summerand black actress Halle Bailey has been chosen as the titular character in the live-action remake the little Mermaid. during Recently appeared at the Wall Street Journal Tech Live conferencetangled concerns that the company is becoming “too awake,” and promised to continue efforts toward diversity and inclusion.
“I think the more complex it is, the more you have to dig into the basics,” explained Chuck. “And we want our content to reflect the rich and diverse world we live in. And again, I think that’s another way of saying, ‘catering to your audience.’ But the world is a rich and diverse place and we want our content to reflect that. And we are very fortunate to have the greatest Content creators see it the same.”
“I always say, when someone walks down Main Street and looks at the castle, you don’t think ‘I’m on one side of the political spectrum or the other,’” Chappe added. I want to use Disney to bring people together, and I think we’re going to do that with diverse stories and diverse characters.”
What was Disney’s response to the Florida “Don’t Say Like Me” Bill?
Earlier this year, Disney garnered some negative attention for its response to the controversial Florida “Don’t Say Like Me” legislation, also known as Bill HP 1557. The legislation prevented schools from teaching or discussing topics such as sex without parental consent and/or permission, Seen by many as a way to stop the ongoing fight to normalize the LGBTQ+ experience. In March of this year, Disney released a statement denouncing the bill and Florida’s decision to pass it.
“HB 1557 in Florida, also known as the Don’t Say Jay Bill, should never have passed, and should never have been signed into law, Disney said in a statement at the time.” Our goal as a company is to repeal this The law may be passed by the legislature or invalidated in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting national and state organizations working to achieve this. We are committed to defending the rights and safety of the LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.”
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