As The Walt Disney Company has made its position on introducing content involving matters of gender and sexuality to young children clear, so too have Disney fans–and self-declared former fans–made their position on its position quite clear.
Shortly after Disney announced it would work to overturn Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education Law–which prohibits teachers from exposing kids in Kindergarten through third grade to topics involving gender identity and sexual orientation–and Reimagine Tomorrow footage leaked showing Disney executives and directors pushing for a stronger “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” in their kids content, the reaction from fans–parents and otherwise–started pouring in. From the comment threads on Facebook to the in-person protests at the gates of Disneyland, the so-called “silent majority” is beginning to speak out and take action.
It is still unclear at this time how many Disney+ subscriptions have been canceled, how much money Disney Parks have lost due specifically to angry fans canceling their vacations, or how many other social media declarations have turned into action. But word from the inside has confirmed that Disney employees are starting to get the message, literally.
Reporter Dan Bongino told his viewers, “I got a message from someone who works at Disney who is telling me that Disney is tracking all of the calls complaining about their support about sexualizing kids in kindergarten. They’re tracking. The woman told me that the calls are overwhelming.”
Bongino went on to make two suggestions to his viewers:
“Number one, call Disney. Express your thorough dissatisfaction with their ‘sexualizing kids in kindergarten’ agenda. They’re tracking. They know. They’re tracking–this is important. A lot of these calls are recorded, too. Please let them know. Second, cancel your Disney Plus. It’s the quickest way to let them know.”
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This news follows the release of a survey that revealed that a vast majority of Americans are unlikely to continue their affiliation with Disney over the choices the company appears to be making and that a majority are likely to support alternatives to Disney’s child and family-oriented content.
The details of those collected calls remain unclear–particularly if they were made to cancel their . But if the words used in those calls are anything like what is being left on social media comments, it is rather obvious to this reporter that the language used in those calls is just as overwhelming as the number of calls they are receiving.
Disney’s stock price has been sliding all year and even dipped below $130/share to hit a 52-week low in March. However, with other situations like both Hong Kong Disneyland and the Shanghai Disney Resort experiencing another multimonth shutdown due to Covid-19, it is unclear how much of the sustained dip is directly due to fans’ outrage over this particular agenda.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to monitor this ongoing story and will update our readers as more developments come to light.