Over the weekend, groups of people congregated just outside one of the entrances to the Resort to peacefully Disney’s response to a Florida law regarding classroom instruction for children in Kindergarten through third grade.
A group of about 100 protesters gathered near the entrance to near Disney Springs. The was organized by a group called Moms for America who said they were there to what they call Disney’s “liberal agenda.”
Protesters carried American flags and signs conveying messages about the group’s stance on Disney’s stance against the in Education law. One sign read, “Revoke Disney’s autonomy; stop the grooming of children,” while another had only the word “groomers” written on it with Mickey Mouse ears drawn from the two “o”s in the word.
“The response here is real people not being afraid of a big-money corporation,” explained John Di Lemme of the Conservative Business Journal. “Disney’s cowering down to a handful of people.”
Florida’s “passed on March 28 when Governor Ron DeSantis signed the , saying he “doesn’t care what big corporations say.” into law in Education” , called the “Don’t Say Gay” by those who oppose the , was
The law prohibits classroom instruction about and in Kindergarten and in first, second, and third grades, but it doesn’t prohibit casual conversations about or with children in those grades, nor does it prohibit the use of the word “gay,” despite the name given to it by those opposed to the .
Shortly before Governor Ron DeSantis signed the , having been quiet about the spoke out against it up to that point. Chapek’s statement, however, doesn’t speak for everyone at Disney, according to a Cast Member who’s currently running for a seat in the Florida Congress and says Disney is only listening to a small minority of its employees regarding the Florida law. into law,
During the near Disney Springs, counter-protesters arrived to speak against those there who had gathered to take a stand against Disney’s response. At least one counter-protester carried a sign that read, “The villains Disney movies warned you about,” nodding to those gathered to protest Disney’s stance.
“As Floridians, some of us need to step up and let these people know they’re the ones not welcome here,” said TSI Day Smith, who showed up at the location on Saturday to counter-
According to Fox35 Orlando, the remained peaceful throughout its duration.
“We’re really out here to show support for Governor DeSantis,” said Michael Thompson, who joined in the against Disney’s response to the new .
Thompson said part of the message of the The would continue to face opposition. was that if Disney continued with this “type of agenda,” that