Disney Backlash – Marvel Studios Condemns Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

The first openly gay character of Captain America and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joe Russo.

The first openly gay character of Captain America and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joe Russo.
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Disney inability To quickly address the company’s involvement in funding lawmakers involved in the alleged “Don’t Say Like Me” Florida bill has seen much internal and external discontent with the House of Mouse. But now, things are slowly starting to change – if not nearly enough.

Last night, in the wake of the news raised about Disney employees around the company They were planning to strike to protest Reply Bob Tangled to the aforementioned Florida legislation, which seeks to limit recognition of the presence of LGBT people in educational settings, Marvel Studios It became Disney’s latest arm to issue a public statement condemning anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation.

In a statement released on Twitter, the studio pledged to promote egalitarian values, saying in part: “We strongly condemn any and all legislation that violates the fundamental human rights of the LGBTQIA+ community.” The studio went on to say, “Marvel Studios stands for hope, inclusivity and strength. And we proudly stand with the community.”

Much of the reaction to Disney CEO Bob’s turnaround over the company’s response to the Florida bill — following revelations that Disney donated money to several of the lawmakers behind its creation — has been internal to the company. Reports last week revealed a letter from Pixar employees was sent to Disney Criticize the company’s responseas well as a history of heavy censorship of gay content across studio production, and this week saw the unprecedented announcement of strikes organized by the LGBTQIA+ Disney team and support allies to protest the company’s inaction, after Chapek apologized for Disney’s silence on the bill in a letter to employees, He officially stopped all political spending in Florida.

Marvel’s statement is one of the first major public-facing comments posted by a portion of Disney. Lucasfilm, of course Another major branch From the studio, he also released a statement to Instagram attached to a picture star Wars The Rebel Alliance insignia is decorated in the colors of the Pride Flag. The caption says that the studio “will resoundingly and unequivocally condemn legislation in Florida, Texas, Idaho, and beyond, targeting [LGBTQIA+] society and violate their human rights.” As of writing this article, this statement had not yet appeared on any of Lucasfilm’s other social accounts, including star Wars Channels on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

However, after weeks of silence, this is a very small step and comes at a time when the company must be particularly supportive of its LGBTQIA+ employees and fans – particularly the rights of transgender people, which have come under attack recently. Disney attempts to stand by Content far from inspirational They are no longer enough, and they keep an eye on both employees and consumers to see when and if they will do more.


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