Less than two weeks ago, Governor DeSantis of Florida signed the “Parental Rights in Education” bill. Though it addresses gender identity education in the classroom, critics have dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The legislation has drawn backlash from Disney, an organization that has been vocal in its support of gay rights. As a result, people are now calling for a boycott of Disney.
This movement has taken on many forms on Twitter. Some users suggest not just canceling Disney Plus, but also throwing away your entire Disney collection. Another post is reporting a $2.4 billion stock value drop. Disney stock has been down more relative to the Dow Jones Index.
Tip #1. Do Not under ANY circumstances bring your kids to Disney anything. #2 Cancel Disney Plus and throw away your Disney collection. #disneyphiles
— Patriot🇺🇸❤🇺🇸 (@staceyturkowski) April 6, 2022
Some Twitter users are upset with the cancel culture and see anything related to “being woke” as a direct tie-in to the movement. Other posts focus on specific issues, such as Pixar’s “Turning Red,” which received criticism for its perceived gay representation.
I have Disney Plus for my daughter with special needs. She will be devastated if I cancel. I’m so torn, I do not want to continue to give Disney my money!!
— Christie (@CMH022470) April 9, 2022
Perhaps the most surprising post is from a user who wants Disney to sell its own stock. It’s unclear how this would impact the company, but it’s an interesting perspective to consider.
While the Disney boycott movement may seem humorous on the surface, it’s a serious matter. Long-time fans of the company are now actively trying to make a statement by boycotting Disney. It’s important to note that everyone has the right to their own beliefs and opinions, and whether or not to participate in the boycott is a personal decision.
— Sanctified Seminole! ✝️🍢 (@seabass4592) April 2, 2022
It’s also important to remember that Disney is a major corporation, and its primary goal is to make a profit. As a result, the company may not always take a stand on controversial issues. However, it’s worth noting that Disney has a history of supporting progressive values. In the past, the company has supported same-sex marriage, and its films have featured LGBTQ+ characters.
This user is calling out Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Roy E. Disney and grand niece of Walt Disney. In particular, he’s upset about Pixar’s Turning Red. I wasn’t aware, but it seems people were upset because there was too much gay representation in the movie.
Yes!!! So do we need to cancel @disneyplus and @Disney now? I love Star Wars and Marvel….. but nope! That @PixarTurningRed movie was a VIOLATION!! Stop trying to change my children with you agenda! Papa and Mama Bear are OUT!!!
— Better Together Life (@BeauBrotherton) April 1, 2022
Actually Disney needs to go
just sell their stock, cancel Disney plus, don’t go to Disneyland.
Keep your kids away from those crazy Disney execs
— doncrypto (@DonCryptoDraper) April 3, 2022
Finally, a great honorable mention goes to this Twitter user. She feels Disney didn’t do enough to stop the Don’t Say Gay bill.
The thing is I was going to cancel Disney plus because i didn’t think they did enough to stop the Don’t Say Gay bill
— Arielle Dundas (@ArielleDundas) April 8, 2022
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