Disney’s CEO, Bob Chapek, defended company leaders in the “don’t say gay” standoff with Gov. Ron DeSantis. While the governor attacked “woke corporations” addressing the national conservativism conference in Miami, Chapek felt a need to reassert the rights of Disney employees in a company that strives for inclusivity. Originally stung by criticism for his initial inaction, Chapek came back with a vengeance and stood his ground. This is a trying time in our country and in our state, but what is clear is that America stands for both human and political rights. Disney’s stand is a beacon of hope in a tempestuous sea of ideology.
Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.