When you think of the Walt Disney Company, what do you think of? You may think of the family-friendly atmosphere of a Disney Park, regardless of the location. You may also think of the heartwarming films families gather to watch. But one thing you may not think of is an agenda to sexualize children. Ron DeSantis, however, apparently thinks so.
DeSantis made these claims on more than one occasion. According to a report by Orlando Sentinel, the governer recently addressed the Moms For Liberty group, stating,
We’re not going to have the sexualization of our children in our schools…And there happens to be a company in Central Florida some of you may be familiar with, called Disney, that didn’t like that.
He reportedly made the same claim in his book, stating that the Walt Disney Company was “indoctrinating very young schoolchildren in woke gender identity politics.”
Political groups supporting DeSantis have also made the same claims. Some have even gone so far as to claim that the Walt Disney Company introduces “secret sexual content” in an attempt to sexualize the youth.
Disney CEO Bob Iger recently sat down with CNBC and discussed some of the current issues surrounding the Walt Disney Company, including DeSantis’ recent claims.
According to the same report by Orlando Sentinel, Iger stated that the idea that the Walt Disney Company is “in any way sexualizing children, quite frankly, just is preposterous and inaccurate.”
CEO Bob Iger continued, “It’s not our goal to be involved in a culture war. Our goal is to continue to tell wonderful stories and have a positive impact on the world.”