Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is refusing to back down in his ongoing feud with Walt Disney after the company criticized a new parental rights law and vowed to see it repealed.
During a speech at an event this week, the GOP governor said he is calling on the Republican-controlled legislature to end Disney’s special self-governing status in the Sunshine State.
“I’d also like to make another announcement before we get into the subject of today’s program. I think as many of, you know, the Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider the congressional reapportionment plan for Florida for the next 10 years. And that is what they’ve been called upon to do,” DeSantis said.
“I am announcing today that we are expanding the call of what they are going to be considering,” DeSantis continued. “Yes, they will be considering the congressional map but they also will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968, and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District.”
“What I would say as a matter of the first principle is I don’t support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power,” DeSantis noted further.
“I think what has happened is there’s a lot of these special privileges that are not justifiable, but because Disney had held so much sway, they were able to sustain a lot of special treatment over the years,” he added.
In addition, the governor noted that a state investment fund has shares of Twitter that have not been performing well in recent months, vowing to take a look at whether the company has “breached its fiduciary duty” by opposing, most recently, billionaire Elon Musk’s attempts to buy the company with a strategy that dilutes the value of company stock.
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Meanwhile, a recently released survey revealed that a majority of Americans are rejected the Walt Disney Co. over the entertainment giant’s full embrace of LGTBQ and ‘woke’ agendas.
A Trafalgar Group survey shared with the Washington Examiner found that almost 7 in 10 Americans are upset with the Mouse House over the transformation to far-left social and cultural ideologies and instead will now choose to seek “family-friendly alternatives” instead.
The latest data said that 68.2% of voters are now “less likely to do business with Disney.” Of those, 57.2% are “much less likely” to buy from the entertainment giant known for its kid-friendly parks and movies, the Examiner reported, citing the survey’s results.