Disney suspends political donations in Florida after controversy over Don’t Say Gay law

Disney suspends political donations in Florida after controversy over Don’t Say Gay law

Disney is not currently making political donations in Florida. CEO Bob Chapek said this in response to a fuss about the entertainment group’s handling of the controversial Gay Speech law in the American state. He also apologized to the staff.

That’s because of a law passed last week banning primary schools from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity in class. It made a lot of noise. Disney has been criticized for remaining silent on the matter. This was notable as the company has expressed support for the LGBTQ+ community in the past.

On Wednesday, Chapek broke his silence for the first time. It also announced that Disney will donate $5 million (about $4.5 million) to the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations to protect the rights of LGBT people. Chapek also promised to speak with the Florida governor about Disney’s “concerns” about the new law.

Critics thought that was not enough. On Saturday, Chapek took another step and pledged to stop making political donations and investigate these policies. The company also sent an email to its employees apologizing.

“Obviously this is a general human rights issue, not just Florida law. I should have been a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and let you down. I am sad. But now I’ve seen it and I’ll commit. you,” the CEO wrote.

Source: NU

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