Disney Employees Protest Company’s Response to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Law

Employees made their voices heard after staging a walk out yesterday.

Disney employees made their voices heard after staging a walkout yesterday. Employees in multiple locations walked off the job as a way to show their support for the LGBTQ+s community. The protesting comes weeks after Florida’s controversial Parental Rights in Education Bill, which critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill that prohibits teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ issues with children in third grade and below. Earlier this month, Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke about the bill in a note to employees but refused to directly condemn it publicly. The company has taken to instagram saying they oppose any “legislation that infringes on basic human rights.” The post also included a photo of rainbow-colored Mickey Mouse ears. Disney also promised to “create experiences that support family values for every family, and will not stand for discrimination in any form.”