Despite Walt Disney Company’s rabid disapproval of Florida’s recently passed Parental Rights in Education bill (HB 1557), employee and Florida congressional candidate Jose Castillo claimed not everyone at Disney agrees.
After Disney commended LGBTQ+ content and reinstated a same-sex kiss in Pixar’s upcoming LIGHTYEAR movie, Castillo said that the “silent majority” of Disney employees agreed with the Florida bill.
“There is immense pressure to toe the company line,” Castillo told Fox. “However, the reality is that those drawing attention to this issue are in the minority. The Disney cast members who support the parental rights defended by HB 1557 far outnumber those who are protesting against it.
“I think that is a terrible miscalculation because it’s clear that the democratic process produced this law,” Castillo added in response to Disney’s support of the minority of their staff.
“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” Disney said. “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that.”
HB 1557 has been causing a stir around the country as Hollywood pressured the Walt Disney Company to bow to LGBT pressure.