Disney has seen its stock drop and parents march at its offices, but now it is about to feel another blow.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the state legislature to remove special tax provisions that cater to Disney. The move comes after Disney fell into controversy for opposing a law in Florida that would prohibit teachers from teaching Kindergarten to 3rd grade students inappropriate LGBT content.
“I am announcing today that we are expanding the call of what they are going to be considering,” DeSantis said. “Yes, they will be considering the congressional map but they also will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968 and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District.”
Those special districts allow Disney to enjoy cushy tax provisions. Now, they could be removed which would cost Disney big time. Disney also pledged to make at least half of its characters LGBT or minorities to continue to push its agenda on kids.
DeSantis said he doesn’t “support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power.”
DeSantis’s move sparked controversy.
Ron Desantis announces Florida will debate removing Disney’s special protections under Florida law in the wake of Woke Disney attacks on Florida laws. This is how you win because, guess what, they ain’t moving Disney World somewhere else. Boom. pic.twitter.com/XGihd3qRRm
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 19, 2022
Disney tried to go to war against Florida families. Gov. DeSantis says it’s time to revisit their special privileges. https://t.co/1r5X1RFbDY
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 19, 2022
“Disney is the most politically powerful juggernaut in Florida politics. This is the shot heard round the world.” —@SpencerRoachFL
He estimates DeSantis’s call to kill Disney’s tax district could mean it might need to pay $200m in property taxes yearlyhttps://t.co/wH7YfGBPu6
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) April 19, 2022
Of course, the left scrambled after the announcement.
BREAKING: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declares all-out war on Disney for refusing to embrace the GOP’s hateful anti-LGBTQ campaign and asks his state’s lawmakers to consider ending Disney’s special tax district for its theme parks. RT IF YOU STAND WITH DISNEY AGAINST DESANTIS!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) April 19, 2022