Disney employees tired of their liberal co-workers’ shrill, relentless bigotry are speaking out, albeit anonymously since they fear the company will make the discrimination official policy and fire them.
In an open letter, a group of Disney employees with conservative values describe an “environment of fear” and call on the entertainment titan to be “politically neutral” about people’s private beliefs, reports DailyMail.com. The letter comes against the backdrop of near-hysterical protests against Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, aimed at protecting young schoolchildren from sexualization and homosexual indoctrination by teachers and staff.
“The Walt Disney Company has come to be an increasingly uncomfortable place to work for those of us whose political and religious views are not explicitly progressive,” said the signees of the letter, published March 21. “We watch quietly as our beliefs come under attack from our own employer, and we frequently see those who share our opinions condemned as villains by our own leadership.”
The loud, constant stream of hatred and denunciation from the media, Democratic politicians, and loudmouthed, “woke” celebrities are beginning to have the scent of antisemitism in 1930s Europe.
Amid protests of the Florida law by various high-profile Disney celebrities, the group of anonymous employees also accused their liberal colleagues of calling them “bigots” and scoffed at CEO Bob Chapek’s “evolving response” after he was forced to walk back comments that businesses should not wade into political controversies.
The letter was released the day before a number of Disney workers walked off their jobs in Los Angeles over the company’s slow response to the Florida legislation, officially called the “Parental Rights in Education” bill.
Critics of the bill claim it will prevent children from confiding in teachers if they feel unsafe because of their identity as if being a sexual confidante were part of a teacher’s job description. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, however, says the bill is intended to “empower parents” while making teachers see the distinction between “instruction” and “discussion.”