Thursday, March 31, 2022

Disney Executives Admit: Of Course We’re Grooming Your Children

BY: ELLE REYNOLDS | The Federalist 


Multiple Disney employees admitted their own personal missions to deluge 5- to 9-year-olds with as much of their own sexual ideology as possible.

Disney isn’t just grooming children with radical sexual propaganda — now they’re bragging about it.

On the heels of Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law, which bars educators from instructing kindergarten through third-grade students about sexual ideology, multiple executives and employees from the Walt Disney Company admitted their own personal missions to deluge 5- to 9-year-olds with as much of their own sexual ideology as possible.

One Disney executive boasted about her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and efforts at “adding queerness to” children’s programming, in leaked audio published by investigative journalist Chris Rufo on Tuesday.

“Our leadership over there has been so welcoming to my, like, not-at-all-secret gay agenda,” said Latoya Raveneau, an executive producer for Disney Television Animation. “I was just, wherever I could, just basically adding queerness … No one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.”

“Something must have happened in the last — they are turning it around, they’re going hard,” Raveneau noted. On Monday, Disney vowed to keep fighting Florida’s new law, after speaking out against the bill before Gov. Ron DeSantis signed it (though Disney’s activism was not enough to satisfy a handful of employees enraged that the Mouse didn’t do more).

Another Disney employee, production coordinator Allen March, was caught in a video call advertising a “tracker” he uses to meet self-imposed quotas for LGBT characters in Disney’s “Moon Girl” TV series.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with the ‘Moon Girl’ team for the last two years and they’ve been really open to exploring queer stories,” March said. “I put together like a tracker of our background characters to make sure that we have the full breadth of expression [with] all of our gender non-conforming characters.”

But having a quota was insufficient in pushing his agenda. “It’s not just a numbers game of how many LGBTQ+ characters you have,” he continued. “The more centered a story is on a character, the more nuanced you get to get into their story, and especially with like trans characters … kind of the only way to have like these canonical trans characters, canonical asexual characters, canonical bisexual characters, is to give them stories where they can like be their whole selves.”

President of Disney General Entertainment Karey Burke spoke just as openly about her plan to force her own sexual agenda on the eyes and ears of young children.

“We had an open forum last week at 20th [presumably Disney-owned 20th Century Studios], where again, the home of really incredible groundbreaking LGBTQIA stories over the years,” she said. “One of our execs stood up and said, ‘You know, we only have a handful of queer leads in our content.’ And I went, ‘What! That can’t be true,’ and I realized oh, it actually is true, we have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories, and yet we don’t have enough leads.”

In another apparent reference to Florida’s law protecting 5-year-olds from sexual grooming in schools, Burke added, “Perhaps had this moment not happened, I as a leader and we as my colleagues would not have focused on” inserting more LGBT characters into Disney stories.

“Going forward I certainly will be more so, I know that we will be,” she said, before pausing to fight back tears. She also reportedly signaled a goal that at least 50 percent of Disney characters will be LGBT or racial minorities by the year’s end.

In the same call, Burke proudly proclaimed herself the mother of “two queer children actually, one transgender child and one pansexual child.” The ages of her children, who she claims have chosen to be transgender and pansexual, are unclear.

In another leaked Disney call, “activism partner” Nadine Smith parrotted wild conspiracy theories about the Florida law. “We’re reacting from the reality that, when they can erase you, when they can criminalize your existence, when they can demonize who you are, the next step is to criminalize you and take your kids,” she said.

Never mind the fact that the bill dubbed “don’t say gay” by detractors doesn’t even include the word “gay,” much less criminalize its use or people who identify with it. Disney knows the bill merely protects very young children from being bombarded with adults’ sexual agendas, and that no one who isn’t seeking to groom children has a good reason to be afraid of the law. So Disney and its allies in government, corporations, and the propaganda press have resorted to straight-up lying about the bill’s purpose and flaunting bizarre theories like that Ron DeSantis wants to kidnap children.

Meanwhile, DeSantis slammed Disney’s weird obsession with teaching kids under 10 about sex and the company’s simultaneous double standard as applied to communist China, where effeminate men are banned from television.

“Why is the hill to die on to have transgenderism injected into kindergarten classrooms or woke gender ideology injected into second-grade classrooms?” the governor said on Tuesday. “Meanwhile, if we had done a bill that prohibited talking about the abuse of Uyghurs in China, Disney would have supported that legislation because they won’t say a word about that.”


Elle Reynolds is an assistant editor at The Federalist, and received her B.A. in government from Patrick Henry College with a minor in journalism.




By Christopher F. Rufo

The entertainment company pledges to embed radical sexual politics in its children's programming.

Last year, I reported on Disney’s critical race theory–based diversity program, which taught employees that American was founded on “systemic racism,” separated minorities into racially segregated “affinity groups,” and encouraged white employees to complete a “white privilege checklist.” Now, I have obtained exclusive video from inside Disney that outlines its campaign to embed left-wing sexual politics into its children’s programming and entertainment facilities.

In the wake of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation, which prevents public schools from promoting gender ideology in kindergarten through third grade but which critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Disney executives organized an all-hands meeting, called the “Reimagine Tomorrow Conversation Series,” and pledged to mobilize the entire corporation in service of the “LGBTQIA+ community.” Executives recruited the company’s most intersectional employees, including a “black, queer, and trans person,” a “bi-romantic asexual,” and “the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child,” and announced ambitious new initiatives—seeking to change everything from gender pronouns at the company’s theme parks to the sexual orientation of background characters in the company’s films.

In a featured presentation at the meeting, executive producer Latoya Raveneau laid out Disney’s ideology in blunt terms. She said her team was implementing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming. Another speaker, production coordinator Allen Martsch, said his team has created a “tracker” to ensure that they are creating enough “canonical trans characters, canonical asexual characters, [and] canonical bisexual characters.” Corporate president Karey Burke said she supported having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and reaffirmed the company’s pledge to make at least 50 percent of its on-screen characters sexual and racial minorities. Disney did not return request for comment.

The ideological campaign also extended to the company’s theme parks in Anaheim and Orlando. As diversity and inclusion manager Vivian Ware explained, Disney made the decision last year to eliminate all mentions of “ladies,” “gentlemen,” “boys,” and “girls” in order to create “that magical moment” for children who do not identify with traditional gender roles. “We don’t want to just assume because someone might be in, our interpretation, presenting as female, that they may not want to be called ‘princess,’” Ware said. By eliminating “gendered greetings,” Disney believes, the company can help make it “magical and memorable for everyone.”

Finally, Disney hosted Nadine Smith, the executive director of a pressure group called Equality Florida, who told employees that Governor Ron DeSantis and his press secretary, Christina Pushaw, wanted to “erase you,” “criminalize your existence,” and “take your kids”—a wild conspiracy theory with no basis in fact. The company’s executives threw their full weight behind Equality Florida’seffort, promising to use its significant political and financial resources to repeal the Parental Rights in Education law and the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, which prohibits public and private institutions from racialist discrimination and abuse in classrooms and the workplace.

Last year, after my report on Disney’s critical race theory training program, Disney quickly deleted it from the company’s internal servers. But executives did not abandon identity politics. In fact, they added another component—gender ideology—and ramped it up. Executives have empowered activists within the company and now seem unable to resist their demands. Observers should watch Disney closely in the coming years. However the story ends, the company looks like a case study in ideological capture.