Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reminded the Walt Disney Company last week of its blatant hypocrisy as it continues to harshly criticize efforts by the Florida legislature to protect the state’s schoolchildren from inappropriate sexual discussions. Rubio reminded the media giant that their own record regarding human rights violations does not leave it any room to throw stones.
When Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act into law on March 28, Disney and “woke” politicians responded as if the “Don’t Say Gay” fictional account of the law was instead literal fact.
Disney released a statement saying that the bill should have never been signed by DeSantis and never passed by the state legislature. It said that its “goal as a company” is to see the law repealed by the legislature or invalidated by the court system. Disney added that it “remains committed” to organizations in Florida and nationally that are working toward that end.
Just to be sure that it made its effort a virtue-signaling clear, Disney added that it is dedicated to fighting for the rights and safety of the “LGBTQ+ community” within Disney, in Florida, and across the country.
Notably, Disney’s statement did not pledge concern for the “community” outside of America. That might cause friction with the communist dictatorships the company does business with, including the Chinese Community Party.
Rubio pointed out that Disney agreed to film its live-action remake of Mulan near the Chinese internment camps where Uyghur Muslim persons are held and the government exploits their forced labor and is engaged in genocide.
Rubio adeptly demonstrated Disney’s shocking inconsistency in that the tyrannical Chinese regime presents no concerns for the company, but it feels empowered to push radical gender and sexualization education on young students where they know their right to speak is protected.
Disney cannot be said to have made an error in choosing the Xinjiang province to film Mulan. They chose the location freely and later defended the decision to do business very near to the location where a human rights tragedy is being carried out. The company went so far as to give thanks to the Xinjiang government for allowing the filming to take place there in the film’s credits.