ICYMI – According to an insider at Disney, the company is supposedly rotting from the inside. What we thought was the happiest place on earth from the outside is not happy at all on the inside.
Disney has been making headlines since they began openly opposing Florida‘s parental rights law. But the theme park giant is not as perfect as they want us to believe.
According to a member of Disney’s “Imagineering” team of creative talent, who wrote under a pseudonym for the independent publisher Quillette, Disney has been “rotting from the inside for quite some time.”
The employee — who used the pen name Ethan L. Clay — wrote that Disney’s fierce opposition to a Florida parental rights law barring any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools through the third grade is merely “the last straw.”
WND previously reported that a Disney producer acknowledged in a virtual leadership meeting regarding the Florida law that her team has implemented her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.”
The outlet wrote:
Latoya Raveneau said she and her colleagues are regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming. During the same meeting, Disney corporate president Kathy Burke said that “as the mother of one transgender child and one pansexual child,” she supports having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories.” She said she wants a minimum of 50% of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities.
The anonymous Disney Imagineer “Ethan L. Clay” pointed out in his article that, since Disneyland opened in 1955, the company’s employees have been required to abide by the “Four Keys” to success: Safety, Courtesy, Show, and Efficiency.
“The sexual revolution, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, and Malcom X, the Cold War, stagflation, the Stonewall Riots, Watergate, Roe v Wade, the space race, the Los Angeles riots, September 11th, Hurricane Katrina—every major event that took place in American society since Disneyland first opened its gates in 1955 rolled by and the Four Keys remained unaltered.“
However, in April 2021, a Fifth Key of Inclusion was added, according to reporting from WND:
“Why now? Why at all?” Clay asked.
“The short answer is institutional capture, a term that once belonged to economic theory as regulatory capture,” he said.
Regulatory capture, Clay explained, happens when a regulatory agency becomes corrupt and serves the interests of the entities it is supposed to regulate instead of the people.
“In business institutions, the process is much the same, only the goal is not to change a regulatory policy, but to turn the business itself into a mouthpiece for an ideology,” he said.
“Disney has been rotting from the inside for quite some time, but the speed with which its public transformation took place is truly breathtaking. Florida was the final straw.”
The WND report cited more exclusive revelations from Disney’s employee:
Clay cited Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s statement to “fellow colleagues” and “especially our LGBTQ+ community” on March 11.
Chapek thanked those who had shared with him their “pain, frustration and sadness over the company’s response to the Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.”
“Speaking to you, reading your messages, and meeting with you have helped me better understand how painful our silence was. It is clear that this is not just an issue about a bill in Florida, but instead yet another challenge to basic human rights,” Chapek wrote.