When are our beautiful and courageous Hollywood stars going to stand up for LGBT rights?
Liberal artists and entertainers have made a show of opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which Governor Ron DeSantis passed earlier this month.
DeSantis is a man liberals appear hell-bent on electing as the next POTUS.
The ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Will Become Law
Once activists and reporters realized they wouldn’t be able to stop the legislation from ever becoming law, they turned to their favorite new tactic: pressuring corporate entities to speak out against something.
If Mickey Mouse remained silent about what leftists dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, the protest class implied the Disney Corporation would suffer negative publicity.
Disney agreed, despite the governor’s and the legislation’s opposition.
Florida's DeSantis signs Parental Rights in Education bill, hits back at Hollywood criticshttps://t.co/JDjyTKDybe
AS YOU CAN SEE THIS BILL IS FOR OUR CHILDREN & THEIR SAFETY. THEY HAVE THEIR ENTIRE LIFE TO DETERMINE SEXUAL ORIENTATION. THIS LAW DOES NOT CONTAIN “DONT SAY GAY”
— Steve I (@2k7man88) March 30, 2022
It’s easy for media corporations, production studios, and stars to take a stand against regulations in the United States that they find abhorrent.
Our Constitution makes it simple — and all these production corporations have replaced a substantial chunk of American viewers and box offices with international audiences and the international box office.
When the material they produce threatens the bottom line in those other markets, it appears to be more difficult for the corporations to take the same assertive stand.
To meet Chinese distribution requirements, Warner Bros. Studios removed any references to LGBT relationships from the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, according to Variety.
Dumbledore’s homosexuality is one of his secrets.
China Gets Away With It
WB’s action is far from unique. Western studios frequently make cuts and alterations in order to comply with Chinese Communist Party requests.
The gay parts of the Academy Award Freddie Mercury movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, were entirely prohibited in China, as if his homosexuality was a major story point.
The Hollywood Reporter takes a deeper dive into internal debate at Disney about its noticeable silence on Fla's "Dont' Say Gay" bill.
Saying former CEO Iger believed Disney should stand up for employees and that new CEO Chapek thinks differently.
— Scott Maxwell (@Scott_Maxwell) March 3, 2022
Disney’s Marvel Studios isn’t exempt from hypocrisy, either, as evidenced by the removal of a gay kiss from their Eternals feature.
Imposters in the entertainment business, from performers to studio executives, are unconcerned about the Florida legislation.
Many of them haven’t looked into the legislation or read it. They’ve very certainly devoured the entire article from the New York Times on the subject.
They say what they want and need to say to conform and market themselves in a commercial media environment, which also has money invested in international markets where demonstrable human rights atrocities are practiced.
Regardless of what conservative consumers think, say, or protest about it, if Disney or Hollywood as a whole decided to incorporate a full slate of LGBTQ programming, they should do so.
Rather than tokenizing people because of their sexuality, Disney should use its millions in making blockbuster pictures that appeal to and empathize with that population.
It should stop utilizing minorities as props and diversity gimmicks and instead create genuine, truthful material for and about them.