Abigail Disney responds to right-wing media attacks on the company: 'Disney stands for love'

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By stefan armitage

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Abigail Disney has responded to multiple right-wing attacks on the company, with some claiming that Disney is a danger to children.

Following the Walt Disney Company condemning Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" bill - which has been dubbed the 'Don't Say Gay' bill in the media - many right-wing publications and commentators bashed the company.

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis signing of the bill into law last month, the Walt Disney Company said in a statement that it "should never have been signed into law" and that it will now fight to have the law "repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts".

Candance Owens, for example, called for people to boycott Disney, saying that it was fighting to support "child groomers".

In one tweet responding to Disney's condemning of the law, Owens wrote: "Child groomers and pedophiles. They have now openly admitted they have a not so secret agenda with your children. This is the death of Disney."

Additionally, Fox News' Laura Ingham responded to Disney's stance by saying: "

aura Ingraham reacts to Disney's efforts to groom America's children: "The official position of Disney is that school should be able to teach children from K through third grade about sexual orientation? Why not just name the roller coaster Sex Mountain? Come on kids! It'll be a blast."

Watch Abigail Disney's comments below:

Now, during an appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, Abigail Disney - the granddaughter of co-founder Roy Disney - has labeled the approach "absurd".

During Sunday's show, Stelter said: "These GOP media stars can claim they're just protecting kids, but they are also demonizing gay teachers and condemning inclusive Disney shows."

To which, Abigail Disney called the "indoctrination" attacks nothing more than a "coordinated, strategic plan."

"If you can create this idea that somebody's in there trying to indoctrinate your child, the paranoid imagination can run circles," she added. "I understand why it's been selected in whatever strategic meeting they had for what they would turn to next, but this is absurd."

"The thing that Disney stands for more than anything in every film and especially in the animation - whether there's a gay character or not - is love and acceptance and family and joy," Disney continued. "So they're trying to inject something into what Disney does that has nothing to do with what Disney does."

Condemning the new Florida law, Disney then said: "There have been gay people whether or not the word was ever spoken. It denies the fact that everyone, conservative or not, has a gay friend or a transgender family member."

Additionally, in an op-ed published in The Washington Post last week, Abigail Disney said: "To find its way again, Disney needs to muster the courage to weather the momentary outrage of people who will not be satisfied until they have erased an entire class of human beings."

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Abigail Disney responds to right-wing media attacks on the company: 'Disney stands for love'

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By stefan armitage

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Abigail Disney has responded to multiple right-wing attacks on the company, with some claiming that Disney is a danger to children.

Following the Walt Disney Company condemning Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" bill - which has been dubbed the 'Don't Say Gay' bill in the media - many right-wing publications and commentators bashed the company.

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis signing of the bill into law last month, the Walt Disney Company said in a statement that it "should never have been signed into law" and that it will now fight to have the law "repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts".

Candance Owens, for example, called for people to boycott Disney, saying that it was fighting to support "child groomers".

In one tweet responding to Disney's condemning of the law, Owens wrote: "Child groomers and pedophiles. They have now openly admitted they have a not so secret agenda with your children. This is the death of Disney."

Additionally, Fox News' Laura Ingham responded to Disney's stance by saying: "

aura Ingraham reacts to Disney's efforts to groom America's children: "The official position of Disney is that school should be able to teach children from K through third grade about sexual orientation? Why not just name the roller coaster Sex Mountain? Come on kids! It'll be a blast."

Watch Abigail Disney's comments below:

Now, during an appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, Abigail Disney - the granddaughter of co-founder Roy Disney - has labeled the approach "absurd".

During Sunday's show, Stelter said: "These GOP media stars can claim they're just protecting kids, but they are also demonizing gay teachers and condemning inclusive Disney shows."

To which, Abigail Disney called the "indoctrination" attacks nothing more than a "coordinated, strategic plan."

"If you can create this idea that somebody's in there trying to indoctrinate your child, the paranoid imagination can run circles," she added. "I understand why it's been selected in whatever strategic meeting they had for what they would turn to next, but this is absurd."

"The thing that Disney stands for more than anything in every film and especially in the animation - whether there's a gay character or not - is love and acceptance and family and joy," Disney continued. "So they're trying to inject something into what Disney does that has nothing to do with what Disney does."

Condemning the new Florida law, Disney then said: "There have been gay people whether or not the word was ever spoken. It denies the fact that everyone, conservative or not, has a gay friend or a transgender family member."

Additionally, in an op-ed published in The Washington Post last week, Abigail Disney said: "To find its way again, Disney needs to muster the courage to weather the momentary outrage of people who will not be satisfied until they have erased an entire class of human beings."

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy