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BURBANK, CA- Get woke, go broke. That is a painful lesson the Walt Disney Co. is experiencing as its stock has dropped over 40% in the past year with a 26.2% drop over the past three months.
That coincides with Disney’s decision to embrace transitioning children between five and nine-years-old in their fight with Florida lawmakers. Now we’re finding out that to make matters much worse, Disney has donated to a group that pollutes public and private schools with radical LGBT ideology, the Daily Caller reports.
Time was when parents didn’t mind getting shaken down by absurd prices for tickets to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” paying $250 a night for postage stamp-sized hotel rooms at Disney resorts, and dropping $150 for a family of four to eat at one of their themed restaurants. After all, it was the whole “magical Disney experience.” Not anymore.
Now parents have found out exactly what Disney does with the money parents scrimp and save to spend at the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
Disney announced on their “Pride Collection” webpage that it has donated a portion of 2022 “Pride Collection” funds to an organization called GLSEN—which is pronounced “glisten—along with a number of other LGBT organizations. Daily Caller wrote that in 2020, Disney funded GLSEN in the amount of $100,000; new funding this year will reportedly create new alphabet-oriented programming.
In recognition of Pride Month 2020 and the Rainbow Disney Collection on @shopDisney, Disney is donating $100,000 to @GLSEN. Learn more about the colorful collection here: https://t.co/fAWYPVZHMo pic.twitter.com/TRNefLIYrS
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) June 15, 2020
On its PRIDE page, Disney called GLSEN a leader in “educational equity,” noting that the two groups had collaborated “for more than 20 years.” It should be noted that when Florida initially passed their “Parental Rights in Education Bill,” GLSEN slammed Disney for their silence on the inaccurately-named “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
“We have an expectation that those we partner with would not work against us, but the silence against this hateful bill from Disney CEO Bob Chapek until public pressure forced a reaction speaks volumes and we are angry and disappointed,” said GLSEN Executive Director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers. [emphasis added]
So by all appearances, Disney is attempting to offer a mea culpa to the organization by throwing more money at them.
According to an analysis conducted by Parents Defending Education, GLSEN is responsible for developing “school policy guides, curricula and teacher training for schools nationwide” in the K-12 realm.
The PDE notes that lesson plans developed by the advocacy group are created for students as young as kindergarten age—five years old. The programming also encourages children to discuss identity, gender, and race. In other words, LGBTQ and CRT indoctrination.
The Daily Caller further notes that GLSEN “advocates for an array of left-wing issues including transgender issues, ‘gender-affirming’ care for young people, the Equality Act, and rewriting Title IX to include gender identity.” In fact, Willingham-Jaggers defines schools as a “breeding ground” for activism.
The Disney Corp. has decided that going woke to appease an extremely small minority group is more important than retaining its reputation as a family-friendly entertainment venue.
They have also started a battle they likely will not win after the Florida legislature passed a bill, signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that eliminates Disney’s autonomous Reedy Creek district. That could end up costing Disney hundreds of millions of dollars, but apparently they are more interested in kissing the collective butt of woke leftists than protecting their stockholders.
Disney also has a benefits program where they assist employees who want to transition their children, including puberty blockers, breast removal and genital mutilation for “kids who are transitioning,” Chris Rufo tweeted.
NEW: Disney has adopted a benefits program to assist employees and their minor children with "gender affirmation procedures." This type of treatment typically includes puberty blockers, breast removal, and genital surgeries for "kids who are transitioning." pic.twitter.com/a2zSSboe0S
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 7, 2022
After Disney “came out” as putting LGBT ideology ahead of everything else, it was revealed that top Disney executives have been advocating to push LGBT content in their children’s programming.
For example, Latoya Ravenau, an executive producer at Disney bragged about placing “queer” content into children’s programming, and said that corporate leadership is open to her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.”
For all of Disney’s bloviating about the Florida law, they have been suspiciously silent on China, where gay rights are non-existent. They gladly and openly donate to alphabet-related organizations worldwide, including in Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Ireland and many more. China? Not so much.
Disney has been subject to sharp criticism for their China hypocrisy, ignoring that country’s anti-gay policies on the one hand, while kissing China’s ass on the other. Disney was slammed for filming the live-action version of “Mulan” in the Xinjiang province of China, where Muslim Uyghurs have been enslaved and where allegations of genocide have been occurring.
But Florida is akin to the Third Reich, right?
For another “woke” company, this time in the airline industry, we invite you to read our prior report on Alaska Airlines:
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Want a little woke with your next vacation? If so, it looks like Alaska Airlines is for you. Maybe for a totally woke experience you can take Alaska Airlines to visit Disney World in Florida.
In another case of a major company bowing to the loudest .6% minority of the population, Alaska Airlines has decided to implement “gender-neutral” uniforms for its flight attendants, as well as updated grooming guidelines which will turn your next flight into a high-altitude freak show, 770-KTTH’s Jason Rantz tells us.
Alaska Airlines has their priorities in order even as flights get canceled and the airline can’t find enough pilots. In describing its new woke policy, the airline said that aside from the gender-neutral uniforms, they will now allow nail polish to be worn by biological males, the addition of more tattoos and piercings, and a variety of hairstyles.
And in case you aren’t sure how to address the flight attendant bringing you coffee or soda, or the person who is issuing your ticket, so-called front line employees will now be permitted to wear a button identifying their preferred pronouns.
Sadly for the alphabet community, at present Alaska will limit those pronouns to “he/him,” “she/her,” and “they/them.” In other words, they need to step up their woke game.
Alaska Airlines announced the new changes in a rather lengthy blog post on the company’s website. The post tells a series of stories about different Alaska Air employees who use all manner of different gender identities to put a face and name to the woke employees of the airline.
“I answer to all pronouns,” says Isaac, a lead customer service agent in Washington, D.C. “I feel that there has been greater awareness and sensitivity to personal pronouns, and I love that. But I’m also cognizant that changes take time and I want our society to feel comfortable with how they view and communicate with me.”
“I love who I am and I refuse to make myself smaller in order to be accepted. This is one thing that I can’t compromise over,” said Monique Mo, a flight attendant based in San Diego. “We all want to look professional, and we all want to be ourselves at the same time—your gender shouldn’t identify what you wear or how you look.”
“Alaska gets it and we’re making the right choices and moving in the right direction,” said someone named David, a lounge concierge. “It’s what I expect from Alaska/Horizon. We do the right thing. It’s part of our culture.”
Then there is Jason, an Alaska Air flight attendant by day and a drag queen at night, who chose to come out at his (oh sorry, “their) senior prom.
“I didn’t do it to make anyone uncomfortable or be the first. I did it for me, and that’s all that matters.”
So once again, we have a major company appeasing the very small, infinitesimal minority at the expense of the majority. As Rantz highlights in his piece, however, what happens if some of that majority refuse to play along?
Because despite what the radical leftists tell us, there are two genders…period. Two X chromosomes equals female, an X and a Y chromosome equals male…follow the science. Are there some people who have the mental illness called gender dysphoria? Clearly, but as noted, they are an extremely small minority of the population.
Yet the remaining 99.4 percent of the population is expected to ignore science and biology and give in to the woke mob. And that woke mob tends to be comprised primarily by so-called “allies” who virtue signal how hip they are because they disregard tens of thousands of years of science and buy into the Baskin & Robbins 57 flavors of gender identity.
So again, what happens if a passenger at 35,000 feet decides not to play along? Will they face the same fate as mask scofflaws who refuse to wear the face diaper? In fact, Jason, the drag queen, acknowledges that some customers might feel uncomfortable with a flight attendant with a beard wearing nail polish.
Jason, who supports the uniform changes said he hopes to get Alaska Airlines’ “support if faced with adversity among peers or guests who may find it difficult to see them [him] wearing nail polish.”
That “support” isn’t defined by Jason, but given what we have seen over the past two years with COVID enforcement, it’s not too far a stretch to picture a passenger who expressed their opinion about a bearded man wearing nail polish and nose piercings being forced off an aircraft and on to a “no-fly” list.
Rantz reached out for an answer to that very question, and an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said they “would not remove a guest for using incorrect pronouns.”
Of course as Rantz notes, most of this is a load of bluster by Alaska Airlines, signaling to the alphabet community and their “allies” that they are woke, while knowing at the same time that despite the gender-neutral uniforms and cool pronoun buttons, it will only be a small minority of Alaska Air employees who in fact act as their “most authentic selves” at work.
As far as the “gender neutral” uniforms, they really aren’t all that much unlike uniforms current flight attendants wear. In this case, they’re a button up shirt and tie, which can also be worn by women, however does that truly make them gender neutral uniforms? As Rantz said, “it’s merely a woman wearing a tie.”
“This is what it means to care—to ensure everyone can bring their best and most authentic selves to work and to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees and guests alike. That’s the journey we’re on, and the future of Alaska Airlines,” said the blog.
For more on Woke Disney, we invite you to:
ORLANDO, FL- On Wednesday, March 16th, the Sheriff of Polk County held a press conference announcing the massive sting operation which led to 108 arrests being made, including four Disney employees.
— Roland Deschain (@RolandD89247800) March 17, 2022
According to the Post Millennial, the announcement came just days after the CEO of Disney loudly and publicly opposed Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education Act, which polls allegedly show, is supported by over 60 percent of Americans.
The sting, dubbed “Operation March Sadness Two,” was a multi-agency effort centered around Florida’s Polk County, which lies just southwest of the Orlando urban area and is typically full of tourists.
The sting was a six-day undercover investigation that focused on human trafficking, prostitution, and child predators.
Most of the arrests involved people accused of human trafficking or soliciting prostitution, the sheriff’s office also made four arrests for alleged crimes against children. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement:
“This is huge. Four arrests of this magnitude is simply remarkable.”
There were also four Disney employees among the 108 arrests, including a man who worked as a lifeguard at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
The Sheriff of Polk County held a press conference on Wednesday talking about the culmination of a massive sting operation which lead to 108 arrests being made, including employees of FunSpot and Disney. … https://t.co/4sJ5XcUcIz
— SkyNet Platforms: #TheBrain (@SkyNetPlatform) March 16, 2022
Deputies said that 27-year-old Xavier Jackson, who worked as a lifeguard at the resort, sent sexual images and graphic descriptions of “what he wanted to do” to an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl. Judd said:
“You think there’s a few children around here? That’s right, I didn’t stutter. He was a lifeguard at the Polynesian Resort and he was bragging about that.”
Three other Disney employees were arrested during the operation, however, their alleged crimes did not involve minors.
One of the accused suspects, is a 24-year-old man who worked at the Cosmic Restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland. He reportedly worked at Disney for four years. A software developer for Disney and someone who works in IT for the company were also arrested.
Sheriff Judd also stated that 66-year-old Daniel Peters, of Illinois, was also arrested. Peters served as a judge in Cook County (4th Sub Circuit) and as a special assistant for legal affairs at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois.
Deputies said that Peters requested an attorney, to which Sheriff Judd responded by saying:
“Well judge, you need an attorney. You got problems.”
Not a good look… The Sheriff of Polk County held a press conference on Wednesday talking about the culmination of a massive sting operation which lead to 108 arrests being made, including employees of FunSpot and Disney. https://t.co/Hc3KLmGvsr https://t.co/X5yOXQCwKZ
— CrossPolitic (@CrossPolitic) March 16, 2022
Peters was charged with soliciting a prostitute. Polk County Detectives said they identified prostitutes who posted online advertisements as well as “johns” who sought the prostitutes online.
The sheriff’s office said the operation “had the intent to identify and free any victims who were being forced into prostitution [human trafficking], or anyone participating in the trafficking of victims.”
Among those already listed, a worker at the Fun Spot family amusement park was arrested as well as a woman accused of trafficking another young woman.
Wilakson Fidele works at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland and Ralph Leese works in IT. Reportedly, Walt Disney World has placed the three employees on unpaid leave. Timothy Finley, a 39-year-old handyman, has been charged with traveling to meet a young child, resisting arrest, attempted lewd battery, and transmission of explicit material.
Shannon Johnson, 41, has been charged with traveling to meet a 13-year-old girl, attempted lewd battery, and transmission of explicit material. Jody Rose, 36, is facing 11 felony charges for allegedly sending sexually explicit material to who he believed was a 14-year-old girl, saying, “Don’t tell the cops.”
Judd also singled out Richard Jackson, who has been accused of seeking a prostitute and who deals with children as an employee at Fun Spot amusement park; Nelson Cruz, a Cracker Barrel manager who allegedly told authorities he was seeking a prostitute after an argument with his wife; and Tiffany Nash, a KFC manager with 61 prior criminal charges who was allegedly caught bringing a trafficking victim to what she believed was a sexual encounter.
Auburndale Police Chief Andy Ray addressed reporters after Judd to thank all parties involved in the successful operation. He said:
“Everybody is involved in this because it’s important and because the victims of human trafficking and the sex business deserve our help and need our help. We’re happy to be part of taking people off the street that are dangerous to your kids and the community.”
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