Like many families, Mrs. Earp and I have made a few trips to Disney World in Florida. Not just with the kids, mind you; we went there on our honeymoon and when Mrs. Earp was pregnant with Kyle. It’s always a fun time, but honestly, I don’t think we’ll be spending our money there anymore.
In an interview with Reuters, the CEO of the Walt Disney Co. said he had doubts the company would continue production in Georgia if the controversial ban on abortion in the state comes into effect, primarily as the company’s employees would be against it.
“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully,” Iger said. The exec added that if the law does come into effect, he didn’t “see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.”
Funny, because I don’t think it’s practical for my family to continue patronizing anything Disney from here on out. And no, I have not been under a rock; I realize the entire corporation is filled with leftists who hate conservatives. I should be thanking Iger for helping make my choice for me.
On May 7, Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “fetal-heartbeat bill,” which bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The legislation, as well as similar moves in Alabama and other states to ban abortion, has caused a furious backlash in Hollywood and led to calls to boycott those states.
Disney, through Iger, is the latest company to wade into the controversy. Earlier this week, Netflix said it would fight Georgia’s abortion law and would “rethink” its operations there should the law go into effect.
Netflix? Is that still a (profitable) thing? I am proud to say I have never spent a dime on Netflix and never had the displeasure of watching its programming. Of course, I should thank them as well for all the money I’ll save in the future.
Look Bob, I realize the Marvel Universe is effectively finished – Captain Marvel is never going to generate revenue – and your company literally ruined Star Wars, bit it’s okay. We’ll just part ways here.
It’s not me, Bob. It’s you.