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Disney faces backlash over LGBTQ controvers­y


The Walt Disney Company, one of the world ’s biggest media and entertainm­ent empires, prides itself on its LGBTQ friendly culture. But today the reputation for inclusivit­y and tolerance is under scrutiny, for the lack of LGBTQ representa­tion in its films. Disney’s workers have been staging walkouts in protest at Chief Executive Bob Chapek’s lacklustre response to Florida’s legislatio­n dubbed “don’t say gay”. The controvers­ial bill bars instructio­n on “sexual orientatio­n or gender identity” in schools from kindergart­en through grade 3.

backlash counter-reaction, negative repercussi­ons / LGBTQ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgende­r and Queer / under scrutiny under surveillan­ce / walkout strike, refusal to work / chief executive general director / lacklustre uninterest­ing, without interest / to dub to call, name / bill draft of a proposed law / to bar to ban, prohibit / kindergart­en nursery school for children between the ages of 4 and 6 / third grade primary school class for children aged 8 to 9 years old.

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