Four Disney employees have been arrested for human trafficking while the company pushes LGBTQ brainwashing for children amid the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
- Four Disney employees have been arrested for human trafficking while the company pushes LGBTQ brainwashing for children amid the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
- Don’t Say Gay
- Disney’s Response
- Employees walkout over HB 1557 but not for human trafficking victims
- Disney’s push for LGBTQ brainwashing programs for children
- Anonymous employee open letter to Disney
Disney’s involvement with human trafficking
“Operation March Sadness 2” started on March 8. Thanks to the tireless efforts of law enforcement this operation resulted in 108 human trafficking arrests, which included four Disney employees.
“The arrests of a human trafficker and four child predators alone makes this whole operation worthwhile. The on-line prostitution industry enables traffickers and victimizes those who are being trafficked. Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and find and arrest those who are profiting from the exploitation of human beings. Johns fuel the trafficking and victimization. Where there is prostitution, there is exploitation, disease, dysfunction, and broken families.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff.
27-year old Xavier Jackson of Kissimmee communicated online and via text with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year old girl. During the communication, Jackson sent sexual images and graphic descriptions of what he wanted to do. A warrant was obtained for Jackson for Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor (3-counts, F3) and Unlawful Use of 2-Way Communication Device.
Jackson worked as a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort for Walt Disney.
“The three others, who were allegedly attempting to solicit a prostitute, were identified by Judd as Wilkason Fidele, 24, who worked at the Cosmic Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland for four years; Shubham Malave, 27, who is on a visa citizenship from India and worked as a software developer for Disney; and Ralph Leese, 45, who spent nearly four years working in IT for Disney,” the report reads.
Don’t Say Gay
While law enforcement pushes to save more victims of human trafficking, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed HB 1557, or as the MSM have dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. While the MSM and White House are pushing the narrative that this bill is anti-LGBTQ it’s not.
Why are Florida leaders deciding they need to discriminate against kids who are members of the LGBTQI+ community?” Psaki asked reporters.
“What prompts them to do that? Is it meanness? Is it wanting to make kids have more difficult times in school?”
Had anyone in the White House or the MSM actually read the bill they would have known that all they are doing at this point is spreading misinformation.
“You have seen the president speak passionately about his view that a bill like this — a bill that would discriminate against families, against kids .?.?. It’s a form of bullying. It is horrific. I mean, the president has spoken to that.”
It’s not a form of bullying at all and the weak-minded are proving that they simply believe everything that is coming from the White House and MSM without reading more into things.
What this bill states and what it’s doing are preventing schools from secretly propagandizing 4- to 9-year-olds on gender identity and sexual orientation and stopping teachers from hiding information from parents.
This bill is not preventing anyone from saying the word “Gay”. It’s simply preventing teachers from sexualizing our young children. It’s stopping them from discussing sexual topics that they don’t need to discuss with very young children.
Do you remember when you were in school? Sex ed class? When was that? Was it in elementary school? No. It was in high school and you didn’t simply take sex ed. Your parents had to sign off on the class.
Why? Because a subject as sensitive as sex-ed is something that a parent should be having with their child. Not their 1st-grade teacher. I’m not sure what elementary teachers’ issues with letting kids be kids is, but they want to push their ideologies as hard as they can.
In response to their inability to read and comprehend legislation, Disney employees decided to walk out because of the company’s response to HB 1557.
At Disney’s annual shareholder meeting on March 9 CEO Bob Chapek acknowledged his employees’ anger stating that he understands “many are upset that we didn’t speak out against the [HB 1157] bill.”
Chapek explained that the Disney leaders were opposed to the bill “from the outset, but we chose not to take a public position on it because we thought we could be more effective working behind-the-scenes, engaging directly with lawmakers — on both sides of the aisle.”
He said they are now “reassessing our approach to advocacy — including political giving in Florida and beyond.”
Chapek said that he called Governor Ron DeSantis Wednesday morning, “to express our disappointment and concern that if the legislation becomes law, it could be used to unfairly target gay, lesbian, non-binary and transgender kids and families.” Chapek says DeSantis has agreed to meet with him and some of Disney’s LGBTQ+ employees to hear their concerns.
“It seems like it’s a day too late,” says Rick Munarriz, a senior analyst with the financial and investor advice company The Motley Fool. “I get why a company would not want to alienate some people, but it’s also important to be on the right side of history,” he tells NPR.
Did Bob Chapek even read HB 1557 before the shareholder’s meeting or is he simply trying to appease his employees? A big question we have is why is Chapek and Disney so outspoken about HB 1557 and not the fact they had employees arrested that were involved with human trafficking? Where is the employee outrage about that particular incident?
Employees walkout over HB 1557 but not for human trafficking victims
On March 22 Disney saw more than 100 employees from various parts of the company join in the walkout and protest the company’s response.
“The Walt Disney Company’s (TWDC) LGBTQIA+ community and their allies are determined to take a stand against TWDC’s apathy in the face of the bigoted ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill put forth by the FL state legislature,” the protest’s website states.
“The recent statements and lack of action by TWDC leadership regarding the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill have utterly failed to match the magnitude of the threat to LGBTQIA+ safety represented by this legislation,” the website says.
“We understand the gravity of this legislation and also how it is affecting so many families across this country, and because of that our allyship is going to take a front seat, and with that, we’re going to pause in solidarity,” ESPN sports anchor Elle Duncan said.
“A threat to any human rights is a threat to all human rights,” ESPN’s Carolyn Peck said during the March 18 broadcast.
Again, did anyone read the bill before spewing their misinformation?
Disney’s push for LGBTQ brainwashing programs for children
On Monday, Chapek groveled to his employees stating that the company should have done more to speak out against HB 1557 a mere 24-hours before the walkout.
“We know the moment requires urgency — and words are not enough,” said Chapek, according to a recording of his remarks obtained by Reuters. “So we are taking some actions right now.”
One of those “actions” involved releasing a statement of apology and contrition for past actions as well as a special “task force” to “develop action plans to make more LGBT-aware content for children and family,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
They have also established an LGBTQ+ task force led by Paul Roeder, senior vice president of communications for the Studios, and Lisa Becket, senior vice president of global marketing for Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.
This task force will seek out experts to develop brainwashing material that will ensure Disney is “a force for good” for LGBTQ+ communities, especially children and family.
If you have forgotten, Disney continues to do business in China. What’s wrong with this? China’s communist government has committed more than its fair share of human rights atrocities which includes the genocide of the Uyghur Muslims. A genocide that was going on while Disney filmed Mulan in China…near one of the Uyghur camps.
This company is no longer the family-friendly company it once was. The happiest place on earth has turned into a liberal parasite that bows to the will of a few who demand that their every want be granted, be damned what others think or want.
That includes their fellow co-workers who don’t have a hive mind mentality. A croup of more conservative-leaning employees wrote an anonymous letter, for fear of retation, to leadership claiming Disney has become an “increasingly uncomfortable place to work for those of us whose political and religious views are not explicitly progressive.”
Anonymous employee open letter to Disney
Disney Employees’ Open Letter in Favor of a Politically Neutral DisneyAs employees of the Walt Disney Company, we believe in the dignity of all people. This is why we do what we do. We write stories. We make costumes. We act in parades. We run cruises. We stream movies. We make magic. We do this because our work contributes to a fountain of wonder that inspires joy, awe, and delight in guests and audiences of all ages. We are proud employees of the Walt Disney Company. We love our jobs because we get to share the wonder of life and human experience with millions of people worldwide.
However, over the last few years, one group of cast members has become invisible within the company. The Walt Disney Company has come to be an increasingly uncomfortable place to work for those of us whose political and religious views are not explicitly progressive. We watch quietly as our beliefs come under attack from our own employer, and we frequently see those who share our opinions condemned as villains by our own leadership.
The company’s evolving response to the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation in Florida has left many of us wondering what place we have in a company actively promoting a political agenda so far removed from our own. TWDC leadership frequently communicates its commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where cast members feel comfortable sharing their perspectives and being their authentic selves at work. That is not our workplace experience.
Over the last few weeks, we have watched as our leadership has expressed their condemnation for laws and policies we support. We have watched as our colleagues, convinced that no one in the company could possibly disagree with them, grow increasingly aggressive in their demands. They insist that TWDC take a strong stance on not only this issue but other legislation and openly advocate for the punishment of employees who disagree with them.
An internal poll within the company went out a few months ago asking us if we felt accepted in the company. Many of us didn’t complete it because the nature of the questions made us worry that the results of the poll could be used to target us for quietly holding a position that runs against the progressive orthodoxy that Disney seems to promote. TWDC has fostered an environment of fear that any employee who does not toe the line will be exposed and dismissed.
Much has been made of our internal efforts to Reimagine Tomorrow, but as much as diversity and inclusion are promoted, the tomorrow being reimagined doesn’t seem to have much room for religious or political conservatives within the company. Left-leaning cast members are free to promote their agenda and organize on company time using company resources. They call their fellow employees “bigots” and pressure TWDC to use corporate influence to further their left-wing legislative goals.
Meanwhile, those of us who don’t align with this vision keep our heads down and do our work without bringing our personal beliefs into the workplace. We’ve done this without complaint because we don’t want to rock the boat, but the boat is being rocked, and our leadership seems compelled to reward those who are rocking it.
Employees who want TWDC to make left-wing political statements are encouraged, while those of us who want the company to remain neutral can say so only in a whisper out of fear of professional retaliation. The company we love seems to think we don’t exist or don’t belong here. This politicization of our corporate culture is damaging morale and causing many of us to feel our days with TWDC might be numbered.
Furthermore, as this politicization makes its way into our content and public messaging, our more conservative customers will feel similarly unwanted. You can only preach at or vilify your audience for so long before they decide to spend their money elsewhere.
Working for The Walt Disney Company is a dream come true. We love being part of creating the magic that so many people around the world enjoy. Our storytelling is second to none. It resonates with people from all walks of life across the political spectrum. Our parks are the source of joy and inspiration that Walt hoped they would become. Every year, millions of guests escape an increasingly divided world to a place where they can relive fond memories of the past and savor the challenge and promise of the future. They do this alongside thousands of other guests that might not have anything in common with them other than a shared love of Disney.
The unique brand of family entertainment that Disney is known for is an objective good in this dark world. It brings people together and provides cultural touchpoints that even the worst enemies can unite over. At the height of COVID lockdowns in the Summer of 2020 when the country was fiercely divided over a range of issues, Hamilton provided us something to collectively celebrate. At the end of an incredibly contentious election year, The Mandalorian was there to soothe a weary nation with non-political entertainment we could all enjoy no matter who you voted for. When Disney takes sides in political debates, they deprive the world of a shared love we all have in common. TWDC is uniquely situated to provide experiences and entertainment that can bridge our national divide and bring us all together.
CEO, Bob Chapek had the right idea in his original statement that he has since walked back. In Chapek’s own words, “As we have seen time and again, corporate statements do very little to change outcomes or minds. … Instead, they are often weaponized by one side or the other to further divide and inflame.” Disney is far more important and impactful to the world by avoiding politics than it will ever be by embracing a political agenda. By focusing on entertainment that inspires us with stories of universal appeal, we are doing good in the world.
Disney shouldn’t be a vehicle for one demographic’s political activism. It’s so much bigger and more important than that. More than ever, the world needs things that we can unite around. That’s the most valuable role The Walt Disney Company could play in the world at this time. It’s a role we’ve played for nearly a century, and it would be a shame to throw all of that away in the face of left-wing political pressure. Please don’t let Disney become just another thing we divide over.