PDisney General Entertainment Content resident Karey Burke said her children are “transgender” and “pansexual” while calling for more gay main characters in a video of a reunion leaked to Twitter on Tuesday.
SCOOP: Disney President Karey Burke Says ‘As a Mother [of] a transgender kid and a pansexual kid,” she supports having “lots, lots and lots of LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and wants at least 50% of the characters to be LGBTQIA and from racial minorities,” tweeted activist and writer Christopher Rufo.
SCOOP: Disney President Karey Burke Says “As a Mother [of] a transgender kid and a pansexual kid,” she supports having “lots, lots and lots of LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and wants at least 50% of the characters to be LGBTQIA and from racial minorities. pic.twitter.com/oFRUiuu9JG
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
In the video, Burke doesn’t appear to claim half of the Disney characters that Rufo quotes. However, she says “we don’t have enough [LGBT] leads,” despite “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters.”
She also says the company doesn’t have enough stories “in which gay characters become characters and don’t have to be about gay stories.”
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“We just don’t allow ourselves to go back,” she said.
According to Burke, she relates to this issue because of her “two gay children.” It is not known how old her children are.
Disney did not respond to the Washington Examiner request for comment.
After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act into law on Monday, Disney released a statement saying, “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Tell’ Bill. not gay”, should never have been passed and should never have been Our goal as a company is to have this law repealed by the legislature or struck down by the courts, and we remain committed to supporting national organizations and working to achieve the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.”
DeSantis later criticized the statement, calling it “fundamentally dishonest” and lambasting the company for its ties to China.
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“If we had put in the bill that you’re not allowed to have a program dealing with the oppression of Uyghurs in China, Disney would have approved that in a second – and that’s the hypocrisy of that,” he said on Tuesday.