Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a law that revokes Disney’s special status in his state, the latest in his attack against the so-called “wake-up” culture.
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“Today, the lucrative business of the Enchanted Kingdom is finally done,” the governor, who accuses the entertainment giant of indoctrinating children about LGBT issues, said during a news conference.
Since the 1960s, Disney and the construction of the Disney World theme park have enjoyed a special status that has given them broad autonomy and exempted them from most state regulations.
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But relations between the Enchanted Kingdom and Mr. DeSantis soured when Bob Chapek, the former CEO of Disney, spoke out against a law promoted by the governor restricting teaching in elementary school subjects related to sexual orientation.
“Disney spoke out against something that was only intended to protect young children,” Ron DeSantis denounced Monday, accusing the company of trying to impose an “ideology.”
This theme park near Orlando is among the most visited in the world and remains a favorite Disney brand among Americans.
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