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Kelly Issues Scathing Message To Disney: ‘Don’t Want You To Work Out Your Wokeism On My Kid’

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Former Fox News and NBC journalist Megyn Kelly, who now hosts her own show, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” on SiriusXM, has a message for Disney.

The host responded to a leaked video of Disney executive producer Latoya Raveneau talking about her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and how she attempts to stick “queerness” into Disney programming.

“So Disney and she [Disney Corporate President Karey Burke] have apparently made clear that they are going to be putting as many … LGBTQIA, the two-spirit, goes on and on all these folks, in as many Disney movies as possible. That they want these characters to become ubiquitous in the Disney movies,” the host said.

“And I think that is totally unnecessary and out of line,” she said. “I don’t want you to work out your wokeism on my kid! Okay! Do a movie that teaches tolerance, kindness, and support for your fellow human beings. Don’t shove two-spirit people, which by the way is not a thing, and pansexual I had to look it up…so you’re bi I guess. That’s not a thing. That’s already a thing. They already have a letter.”

“I’m sorry, but please,” Kelly continued. “All these glommers who just want attention… Anyways, it’s good to know. We owe a debt of gratitude to Karey Burke for being so explicit about their plans and to certainly Chris Rufo for letting us all know about them. Beware. You beware. Don’t put a Disney movie on in front of your kid before you fully come to understand what it’s going to be promoting, who’s gonna be starring, and what agenda they’re pushing.”

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“They’re no longer the Disney of yesterday,” she said.

During a Disney staff meeting after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 1557, which has been dubbed by progressives as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which prohibits the teaching of sexual orientation to kids between pre-K and third grade, into law, The New York Post reported.

“In my little pocket of Proud Family Disney TVA, the showrunners were super welcoming . . . to my not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” executive producer for Disney Television Animation Latoya Raveneau said in a leaked video obtained by journalist Christopher Rufo. “Maybe it was that way in the past, but I guess something must have happened . . . and then like all that momentum that I felt, that sense of ‘I don’t have to be afraid to have these two characters kiss in the background.’”

“I was just, wherever I could, adding queerness,” she said“No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.”

“I love Disney’s content. I grew up watching all of the classics. They have been a huge informative part of my life, but at the same time, I worked at small studios most of my career, and I’d heard whispers. I’d heard things like, ‘They won’t let you show this in a Disney show.’ So I was a little sus[picious] when I started, but then my experience was bafflingly the opposite of what I had heard,” the executive producer said.

The leak of Raveneau’s comments came as Karey Burke, president of Disney’s General Entertainment Content, vowed to drastically increase inclusivity in its productions, promising that at least 50 percent of its characters will be LGBTQ or racial minorities by the end of the year.

Burke made the pledge in a company-wide Zoom call Monday that was later posted to Twitter.

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The Disney execs made their comments after Florida Gov. DeSantis on Monday signed the Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by critics.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek slammed the legislation after weeks of staying silent, and attempted to lobby DeSantis to kill it. A group of California Disney employees staged a walkout last week to protest the measure, wearing rainbow colors, holding signs with pro-LGBTQ slogans, and shouting, “Say Gay,” as they marched down the street.

“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” Disney said on its Twitter page on Monday.

“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that,” the company said.

“We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country,” it said.

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