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Luke Skywalker Officially Takes a Stance Amidst Disney Vs. DeSantis Feud

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At this point, the feud between the Walt Disney Company and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been ongoing for over a year, without a clear winner in sight just yet. Now that a couple of lawsuits have begun, the entanglement has gotten even more complicated and is sure to last an even longer time.

But amidst the chaos, a hero rises and takes a stance.

How Did This Feud Even Begin?

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It’s hard to believe that the feud began with the Parental Rights in Education Act, labeled the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” as it restricts the right to discuss such topics from teachers and students. This bill was passed in February 2022, when Bob Chapek was still the CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Talk about a throwback!

At first, CEO Bob Chapek attempted to stay out of the politics. But after the Walt Disney Company faced pressure from its vast arsenal of employees and fans alike, he changed his tune. Governor Ron DeSantis has been exacting his revenge ever since.

Where Are We Now?

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A year and a half later, Reedy Creek Improvement District has been replaced with the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. The main difference between Disney’s former Reedy Creek Improvement District and the new board is that Governor Ron DeSantis gets to hand-pick the members of the board.

Now, the Walt Disney Company is suing DeSantis and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD) for retaliating after the company exercised its right to the First Amendment (freedom of speech). DeSantis and the CFTOD are now counter-suing the Walt Disney Company in what has become one of the pettiest legal battles ever seen.

What’s DeSantis Up to Now?

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Amidst the legal battles, Governor Ron DeSantis is currently running for president, campaigning all around the country. As he campaigns, however, one of history’s greatest heroes chimes in: Luke Skywalker, himself.

Of course, we’re talking about Mark Hamill, the legendary actor who brought the character to life.

Ron DeSantis recently made a social media post, asking the people of America if they supported his plans to run for president. Mark Hamill outspokenly responded:

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While we can’t speak for either party, we can say that things start looking pretty grim when Luke Skywalker himself publicly denounces you…

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.