Disney has had a rough year. First came Turning Red, a film that lost the company $168 million dollars. In March, there was the dustup with Ron DeSantis over Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Then there was Lightyear, a summer box office failure, whose star boldly predicted that parents concerned with the film’s LGBTQ agenda would soon “die off like the dinosaurs.” With market shares slumping, Disney recently fired CEO Bob Chapek and replaced him with his predecessor, Bob Iger. Writing for WORLD Opinions, Samuel D. James summed it up nicely:
Whether or not its stock improves, the company has to reckon with the fact that stuffing children’s entertainment with sexual revolution shibboleths is bad for the bottom line. … As the world’s foremost creator of children and family entertainment, Disney’s LGBT signaling feels invasive in a way that typical Hollywood liberalism does not.
Maybe it’s time for Disney to listen to the words of a particularly wise old baboon. “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”
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