A group dedicated to getting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis elected president slammed Disney for engaging in ‘woke propaganda’ with its latest episode of a cartoon featuring black children rapping about reparations.
DeSantis has an ongoing public feud with the Walt Disney Co. centered around its woke agenda and decades of special exemptions.
The Florida legislature on Monday introduced a new bill that would give DeSantis complete control over the board of the powerful Reedy Creek Improvement District and would hold Disney responsible for paying its debt to the state.
Ready for Ron, an independent Political Action Committee, is standing behind DeSantis in his war with Disney and is seeking to hold the child-focused company accountable for pushing ‘radical leftism’ on children.
The Executive Director wrote in a statement provided to DailyMail.com that Disney executives have gotten used to presenting politics to children without ‘repercussions,’ but vowed this would come to an end with DeSantis driving the State House in Florida for another term.
A political action group dedicated to getting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis elected president is slamming Disney for its latest episode of a cartoon, claiming the company has ‘caved to radical Leftism and pushed ‘woke’ propaganda’
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder has sparked outrage by showing the black children characters discovering that their town was built by slaves and then giving a presentation to their school
‘Disney executives broke the deal and they will pay the price. Instead of giving Americans a safe place for children to enjoy content like Marvel and Star Wars, Disney caved to radical Leftism and pushed “woke” propaganda,’ Dan Backer, legal counsel at Ready for Ron, said in a statement on the latest Proud Family: Louder and Prouder episode.
‘Disney better listen to Ron DeSantis and wise up, getting back to the deal that made the company successful in the first place. Until that happens, DeSantis has every right to expose Disney’s woke politics and hold the company accountable,’ he added.
Disney has received widespread backlash for going woke after the new cartoon series featured an episode where black children rapped about reparations – saying ‘slaves built this country’.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder has sparked outrage by showing the characters discovering that their town was built by slaves and then giving a presentation to their school.
As part of the rap presentation, which has been branded ‘blatant anti-white propaganda’, a white character is seen standing on a stage with a poster that says, ‘still not atoned’.
It echoes the current situation in California, where a board is insisting that every long-term black resident get $5million in reparations.
‘Disney executives thought they could go into political overdrive with no repercussions,’ executive director of Ready for Ron wrote in a statement. ‘But they were wrong, and Disney has been losing to Ron DeSantis ever since.’
‘As long as Disney tries to play the ‘woke’ game, DeSantis should strip the company of any special privileges it once had and stand up for the tens of millions of Floridians who are sick and tired of woke politics,’ he added.
‘While corporate elites pander to the radical Left, DeSantis continues to be a conservative champion of the people.’
As part of the rap, which has been branded ‘blatant anti-white propaganda’, a white character is seen standing on a stage with a poster that says ‘still not atoned’
Disney claim that the show ‘follows the adventures and misadventures of newly 14-year-old Penny Proud and her Proud Family as they navigate modern life with hilarity and heart’
DeSantis has not announced if he plans to run for president in 2024, but Ready for Ron recently launched a $3.3.million campaign to support his presidential bid.
During the episode of Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the characters, who are predominantly black, conclude that Abraham Lincoln had no desire to end slavery – and so stage a petition to get his statue removed.
Disney claims that the show ‘follows the adventures and misadventures of newly 14-year-old Penny Proud and her Proud Family as they navigate modern life with hilarity and heart.’
But it has sparked a major backlash with viewers, who have accused the broadcasting giant of ‘beaming woke BLM propaganda straight into your living rooms’.
Others started using the hashtag #BoycottDisney after watching the footage, which also depicts police officers in riot gear turning up at their protest.
In the episode Penny learns the meaning of Juneteenth, and discovers a ‘terrifying truth’ about the town – that it was founded by a slave owner.
Part of the rap on the show, which is aimed at a younger audience, says: And we, the descendants of slaves in America, have earned reparations.
‘And continue to earn reparations every moment we spend submerged in the systemic prejudice, racism, and white supremacy that America was founded with and still has not atoned for.’
Once the scene is over, the rest of the school erupts into applause, and then a protest over Abraham Lincoln is planned – with the characters deciding something needs to be done.
During the episode the characters, who are predominantly black, rule that Abraham Lincoln had no desire to end slavery – and so stage a petition to get his statue removed
In another scene the kids are peacefully protesting when cops in riot gear show up
A basketball-spinning black man says then says to the group: ‘Officers, please put these little kids in cuffs, y’all. Audience, no photos, please’
They were shocked to discover that ‘Lincoln was not against slavery’ and questioned why they were not told this before.
In another scene the kids are peacefully protesting when cops in riot gear show up.
A basketball-spinning black man then says to the group: ‘Officers, please put these little kids in cuffs, y’all. Audience, no photos, please.’
It turns into a standoff between the cops and the children, with one yelling ‘stand your ground’ and a police officer pushing a black bystander.
One viewer said it was ‘nothing short of woke propaganda’ while another said: ‘Imagine paying money to Disney to teach your kids to hate themselves and hate their country’.
Fox News contributor Rob Smith said: ‘When The Proud Family was made 15 years ago, it was a sweet, funny cartoon sitcom about a Black family.
‘Rebooted by Disney+ in the Woke Era it is now this. The reboot also features an interracial gay couple with a child… why?’
During a standoff between the cops and the children, one person yells ‘stand your ground’ and a police officer pushes a black bystander
‘This country was built on slavery’ was recited continuously throughout the rap
The rap is echoing the current situation in California, with a reparations board
The California reparations board insists every long-term black resident get $5million in reparations
The rap video pulled mixed real-life shots into the cartoon
Historical shots were flashed throughout the cartoon
The lyrics say slave labor built the United States of America
Other were quick to suggest that Disney should be banned, with one even suggesting that Elon Musk should buy the platform.
It is the latest accusation to be leveled at the Florida-based company for being too ‘woke’.
The giant has taken numerous strides to become more inclusive in recent years including changing park policy to stop staff from using gendered greetings, and implementing an anti-racism training course for employees.
They have also given old characters progressive makeovers, and removed offensive imagery from rides and movies.
It included a gay kiss between two female characters in the movie Lightyear, and black actress Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel in its upcoming, live-action re-make of The Little Mermaid.
Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, recently declared war on the company’s ‘excessive spending and mismanagement.’
The 80-year-old – whose daughter Nicola is married to Brooklyn Beckham – is now battling to secure a board seat, setting the stage for a spectacular showdown between him and returning CEO Bob Iger.
in January 2022, Disney debuted a ‘woke’ new look for Minnie Mouse, which saw the beloved character abandoning her signature red polka-dot dress in favor of a ‘progressive’ blue pantsuit designed by Stella McCartney.
Disneyland Paris unveiled the iconic character’s new outfit via Twitter, announcing that Minnie had undergone the high-fashion makeover in honor of its 30th anniversary.
The giant has also been embroiled in a row with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – with the spat starting over the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
Since 1967, Disney has been responsible for the governance of an area known as Reedy Creek, which is partly within Orange and Osceola counties.
Critics say the arrangement gives the firm special legal and tax privileges.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is escalating the battle against Disney’s Reedy Creek board by taking full control in overseeing Walt Disney Co’s formerly self-governing special tax district encompassing the nearly 40 square miles of Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World says the company is ‘monitoring the progression ‘ of the legislation
DeSantis launched an effort to upend Disney’s self-governing powers after the company’s former CEO, Bob Chapek, condemned Florida’s Rights in Education Bill, termed the Don’t Say Gay bill, which limits teaching about sex and gender identity in the state’s classrooms.
In January a notice posted to the website of Osceola County said legislation would be introduced to create a state-controlled board for Reedy Creek.
DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske, told Fox News: ‘The corporate kingdom has come to an end.
‘Under the proposed legislation, Disney will no longer control its own government, will live under the same laws as everyone else, will be responsible for their outstanding debts, and will pay their fair share of taxes.
‘Imposing a state-controlled board will also ensure that Orange County cannot use this issue as a pretext to raise taxes on Orange County residents.’
The author of Florida’s controversial Don’t Say Gay bill told DailyMail.com in December that the state will not back down in its fight against Disney.
Florida State Rep. Randy Fine also said that for the media behemoth to repair its relationship with Florida, the studio must stop producing woke movies.
Disney CEO Bob Iger made a shocking return to the role in November after it was reported the board had received multiple complaints about Chapek.
Chapek was reportedly chided for Disney’s muddled reaction to the Don’t Say Gay bill. The company initially didn’t comment on the bill but under pressure, Chapek eventually condemned it.
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