Hypocritical Disney Openly Supports ‘Don’t Say Gay’ in the Middle East


According to reporting by David Ng, Disney is censoring gay and transgender content on the version of the Disney+ streaming service that it launched in the Middle East back in June. Hypocritically, this comes after Disney publicly picked a political fight with Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida over the state’s Parental Rights in Education Law and declared itself a firm LGBTQ ally for added virtue points.


Two recent examples of this anti-gay censorship include cartoon film Lightyear, which has a lesbian kiss, and their new Baymax series, which involves a transgender “guy” who menstruates. Neither of these to shows are available to stream there.


As Breitbart points out, Disney is deflecting when asked about it:


Disney cited “local regulatory requirements” in a statement to Esquire Middle East.

“Content offerings differ across our many Disney+ markets, based upon a number of factors. Content available should align with local regulatory requirements,” the studio said.

Disney+ Middle East recently launched in several predominantly Muslim countries — including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Qatar — where homosexuality is either illegal or considered taboo.

The UAE already banned Lightyear from showing in local cinemas.

This year, Disney CEO Bob Chapek declared the company will be a staunch ally of the LGBTQ community. He said Disney will continue to fight Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Law, which forbids the teaching of sexuality and gender ideology — including transgenderism — to children in kindergarten through third grade.



Just not in the Middle East, apparently.


Disney and other activists frequently referenced the Democratic catchphrase “Don’t Say Gay” whenever speaking out against the new Florida law, making this admission of their own gay entertainment censorship and suppression incredibly hypocritical and their condemnations of the law dishonest and evidence it was all just shallow virtue signaling.

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