Disney will soon need to choose between the Mouse and man-love.
Now that the massive entertainment company has come out fully in favor of homosexual grooming of young schoolchildren, publicly opposing a new Florida law that bans just that in public schools, Republicans are taking aim at laws that protect Disney’s copyrights, reports Yahoo.
Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana is threatening not to support the extension of Disney’s copyrights after the conglomerate opposed Florida’s parental rights in education bill, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in late March. That law states that “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3.” Parents can sue school districts for violations.
Disney pledged recently to devote its essentially unlimited resources to fight the law after LGBTQ advocates and Disney workers staged a walkout to protest CEO Bob Chapek’s seeming reluctance to publicly criticize the Florida legislation.
In response to that, Banks wrote a letter to the company, “regarding the forthcoming expiration of valuable copyrights owned by the Walt Disney Company.” The letter, obtained by CBS News, has Banks blasting Disney’s business dealings with communist China and its “woke corporate actions.”
“The Constitution gives Congress the authority to determine the length of time to protect copyrights,” the letter reads. “Further, it explicitly states that copyrights may not be permanent. Yet Disney’s long history of lobbying on this issue suggests that is its goal.”
Banks points to times when amendments to copyright law have benefited Disney. “Under current law, Disney loses its Mickey Mouse copyright on January 1, 2024,” he writes, adding that “he will not support further extensions applicable to your copyrights, which should become public domain.”
Fellow Republicans Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida shared Banks’ attitude toward Disney. “Next year, the woke Disney lobbyists will ask Congress to extend Micky Mouse’s trademark. I think not,” Boebert tweeted.
“Things that scare Disney: Municipal dissolution, Copyright expiration, Combined reporting,” Gaetz tweeted. “I’m the former Finance & Tax Chairman of the Florida House and I know of what I speak. DMs open for FL legislators. I’ll tell you how to trap this rodent.”