Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Claims He Warned Disney ‘It Won’t Work Out Well for You’ Over Entering ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Debate
During an interview with conservative podcaster Dave Rubin, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis claims when Disney CEO Bob Chapek reached out with concerns over the controversial Parental Rights in Education bill, known by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, he gave a rather ominous warning to not get involved in the debate.
In his interview on The Rubin Report, DeSantis recounted “I though it was a mistake for Disney to get involved and I told them, ‘You shouldn’t get involved it’s not going to work out well for you.”
He also claimed he wasn’t particularly paying attention to this bill until the media controversy began to surround it. “I don’t know why they got involved, I think it was a huge mistake,” he noted.
“I think Disney took it one step further when they took out this incredible statement after they already did all of their virtue signaling and after we’d already signed the bill saying this is somehow a violation of human rights and that they would see that [the bill] was repealed through the Legislature…. I did not take an oath to subcontract out my leadership to some corporation based in Burbank, California.”
Regarding the dissolution of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, he said “They are free [to take a position]. They are not free to force all of us to subsidize their activism, and that’s what they were doing.” He noted additionally “If their company is committed to that view of what’s appropriate to children and parents, as a state we just can’t have a partnership, and so we’re out, and that’s why we took action to dissolve their own government.”