Florida Governor Ron DeSantis keeps on winning.
Disney learned that lesson the hard way.
And Disney waved the white flag of surrender in this major fight with Ron DeSantis.
Geoff Morrell resigned after three months on the job as the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of the Walt Disney Corporation.
“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell wrote in a letter announcing his resignation. “After talking this over with [Disney CEO] Bob [Chapek], I have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.”
Morrell was the architect of Disney’s disastrous response to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, which prohibited teachers from sexualizing children in grades K-3 with transgender ideology.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced Kristina Schake would take Morrell’s place.
“Kristina has a strategic approach and collaborative style, as well as relentless optimism and a strong appreciation of our brand and its place in the world,” Chapek wrote in an email to staffers. “These attributes will be invaluable as she works to protect and enhance our reputation.”
When the Florida legislature first announced it intended to pass the Parental Rights in Education Bill, Chapek initially released a statement explaining why Disney would stay out of this fight.
“Corporate statements do very little to change outcomes or minds,” Chapek wrote. “Instead, they are often weaponized by one side or the other to further divide and inflame.”
Disney reversed course after an avalanche of criticism from the corporate-controlled media that invented the Big Lie that the Florida legislation was the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Woke employees inside Disney also revolted.
Disney then released a statement announcing not only did it oppose the Florida Parental Rights in Education Bill, but that it wanted to see the bill either defeated in the legislature or overturned in court.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis then announced he would support legislation to remove special tax privileges that allow the company to operate as essentially its own self-government in the Reedy Creek District.
Now that Governor DeSantis signed the legislation eliminating Disney’s special privileges, Morrell resigned as the scapegoat for this corporate fiasco.
Governor DeSantis threw a brushback pitch to woke corporations.
And it worked.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.