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Disney corporate President Karey Burke told company staff that Generation Z is "30-40% queerer" than previous generations, according to video of a company video call.
"As my son texted me this morning, Gen Z is 30-40% queerer than other generations," Burke said on the video call, published by writer Christopher F. Rufo. "So Disney better get with it."
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"When I was at Freeform, it was very much in the brand ethos to be the tip of the spear when it comes to inclusion," Burke explained earlier on the same call. Freeform is a cable television channel owned by the Disney corporation.
"In part, I think nobody stopped us because we were targeting Gen Z and millennials. We were targeting younger and more open-minded …," Burke added before cutting herself off.
Burke said in another video that she would like to see at least 50% of Disney’s characters in the future identify as LGBT or as a racial minority.
The in-house videos of Disney pushing the progressive agenda come after some Disney employees walked off the job last week protesting a perceived lack of company opposition to a Florida bill that prohibits teachers from providing instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.
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Disney announced last week that it will work to repeal Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' new Parental Rights in Education law because the company is dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of the LGBTQ+ community.
DeSantis signed the bill into law last week. Critics have depicted the legislation as hurtful to LGBTQ inclusiveness and dubbed it the "Don't Say Gay" bill.