Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is defending himself and his state from new Disney CEO Bob Iger.
DeSantis made his remarks during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.
The host asked about Disney’s opposition to the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which banned schools from talking about sexual matters with young children. The law was misnamed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by the left.
Carlson played a video clip where Iger said, “I was sorry to see us dragged into that battle. And I have no idea exactly what its ramifications are in terms of the business itself.
“What I can say is, the state of Florida has been important to us for a long time, and we have been very important to the state of Florida,” Iger noted further. “That is something I’m extremely mindful of and will articulate if I get the chance.”
Asked to respond, DeSantis quickly corrected the record.
“We didn’t drag them in, Tucker. They went in on their own, and not only opposed the bill. They threatened to get it repealed,” he said, referring to former Disney CEO Bob Chapek.
“These are parents’ rights, important policies in our state that are very popular. And so they brought this on themselves,” he continued. “All we did was stand up for what’s right. And, yes, they’re a big, powerful company. But you know what? We stand up for our folks. And I don’t care what a Burbank-based California company says about our laws.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis reacts to recent comments from Disney CEO Bob Iger: "They brought this on themselves." pic.twitter.com/t6CC6ieEM3
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