Tourism giant Walt Disney Company is suspending political donations in Florida after its CEO took heat for not doing more to quash Governor Ron DeSantis’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill bars instruction on “sexual orientation or gender identity” in kindergarten through grade 3.
On Friday the Disney chief executive, Bob Chapek, announced that the company was wrong to stay silent and apologized for not acting sooner.
An unnamed Republican legislator afraid of being targeted by DeSantis said that Disney has been the number three top donator to Republicans. The company has donated millions to both Democrats and Republicans.
DeSantis has accused the company of being woke and friendly with communist China. In a campaign e-mail, DeSantis wrote, “Disney is in far too deep with the Communist Party of China and has lost any moral authority to tell you what to do.”
Disney opened a theme park in China in 2016.