DeSantis: 'Woke' Disney Runs Cruises to Countries Where It's Illegal to Be Gay
Florida governor slams corporation for pushing back against his bill to protect children
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has fired back at Disney for attacking his Parental Rights in Education bill.
On Monday, Gov. DeSantis signed Florida’s H.B. 1557 into law.
The bill protects kindergarten-aged children from being taught about adult themes such as gender identity and sex-change treatments.
Disney has publicly criticized the legislation, falsely claiming it is an "anti-gay" law.
During Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” DeSantis slammed Disney for promoting false claims about Florida's new law.
DeSantis told host Tucker Carlson that Disney is fine taking money from China and doing Disney cruises to Dominica, a country where it is illegal to be gay, but has decided that “the hill to die on” is transgenderism in kindergarten.
DeSantis stated, “[Y]ou’ve got to wonder, like, why is the hill to die on to have transgenderism injected into kindergarten classrooms, or woke gender ideology injected into second-grade classrooms?
"Why is that the hill to die on?
"Meanwhile, if we had done a bill that prohibited talking about the abuse of Uyghurs in China, Disney would’ve supported that legislation.
"Because they don’t want to say a word about that."
DeSantis then highlighted the hypocrisy of Disney's supposed pro-LGBT stance.
"So, it’s just an odd manifestation of their corporate values that they actually do Disney cruises, Tucker, to the nation of Dominica, which criminalizes homosexuality," the governor continued.
"So, they’re fine doing that and lining their pockets.
"They’re fine lining their pockets from the C.C.P. and all the atrocities that go on there, but it’s those kindergartners in Florida that they really want to have transgenderism as part of their core curriculum in school.”