CJR Staff
January 9, 2023

Woke Disney Gets More Bad News From Gov. DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not letting up on woke Disney.

"Florida isn’t backing down from its intention to strip Walt Disney World of its self-governing status following Disney’s decision to pick a political fight with Gov. Ron DeSantis last year over the state’s anti-grooming Parental Rights in Education law," reports Breitbart.

A new plan was introduced by the state legislature, backed by DeSantis.

Woke Disney Gets Bad News From DeSantis

"The plan proposes a special law that would put in place state oversight over Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, effectively ending Disney’s self-rule over its Orlando fiefdom where it has enjoyed numerous special privileges, including tax breaks, for five decades," reports Breitbart.

"The measure would also prevent Disney from using taxpayer dollars to pay off the district’s outstanding debts and bond obligations," according to Breitbart.

"The corporate kingdom has come to an end," DeSantis' communications director, Taryn Fenske, said.

"Under the proposed legislation, Disney will no longer control its own government, will live under the same laws as everyone else, will be responsible for their outstanding debts, and will pay their fair share of taxes," Fenske added.

"Imposing a state-controlled board will also ensure that Orange County cannot use this issue as a pretext to raise taxes on Orange County residents," Fenske said.

According to Breitbart, Old-now-new Disney CEO Bob Iger recently expressed regret the company got into a fight with Florida, telling an employee townhall meeting he was "sorry to see us dragged into that battle." But just last year, before returning to Disney, Iger publicly denounced Florida’s law and even chided corporate CEOs for not getting more involved in politics, saying activism is important "even if voicing an opinion on those issues potentially puts some of your business in danger."

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Source: Breitbart

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