Original Article By Jacob Smith At BoundingIntoComics.com
For decades, Disney has staked a claim as the home of family entertainment. However, after its very public opposition to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, people are reconsidering the trust they have in the corporation when it comes to their family programming.
A new Issues & Insights/TIPP poll that questioned 1,305 adults across America shows that distrust of Disney’s programming for children is growing among Republicans and Independents.
When a subset of the group, 584 individuals, who indicated they had been following the news regarding Disney’s opposition to the Florida bill were asked if they still have faith in Disney’s programming, nearly half (41%) said they either don’t trust the company at all or have little trust.
The answers were split by party with Republicans showing a 70% distrust in Disney and Independents showing a 52% distrust in the brand.
In contrast Democrats showed an overwhelmingly 77% trust in the company split between those saying they have “a lot of trust” and “quite a bit of trust.”
Parents have been very unhappy with the corporation’s stance against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which bans the teaching of sexuality and transgender ideology to students in kindergarten through third grade.
Many parents support the idea of having control over what is being taught to their children and exposing radical gender and sexual ideologies that were being taught without their knowledge.
Disney, on the other hand, has taken the side of the LGBTQ lobby within their company. The company’s CEO Bob Chapek unequivocally stated, “I truly believe we are an infinitely better and stronger company because of our LGBTQ+ community. I missed the mark in this case but am an ally you can count on —and I will be an outspoken champion for the protections, visibility, and opportunity you deserve.”
Following this statement the company announced they hired longtime Democrat operative Kristina Schake, who worked for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden to be their new Executive Vice President of Global Communications.
As you can see in the chart above, individuals are also split along ideological lines and not just by party. Those who identified as liberal who claimed to either have “quite a bit of trust” or “a lot of trust” clocked in at 73%.
In contrast, those who identified as conservative indicated they had “no trust at all” or “little trust” clocked in at 57%. Self-identified moderates were split. 40% said they didn’t trust or had little trust in Disney while 55% said they had “quite a bit of trust” or “a lot of trust.”
The most surprising piece of data from the Issues & Insights and TIPP Insights data came from their first question when they asked how many people have actually followed the fallout of the Disney vs Florida story.
When asked how close they have been following the story of Disney and its employees publicly attacking Florida’s Ron DeSantis and doubling down on their support of the LGBT agenda, only 43% of people say they have been following the story closely.
52% of conservatives answered that they followed the story and as mentioned above, of that 52%, 57% of them indicated they do have little to no trust when it comes to Disney.
Self-identified Independents followed the story the least with only 33% claiming to have done so. Of those 33% who have followed the story 52% indicated they have little to no trust in Disney programming.
Finally, 58% of Liberals claimed to have been following the battle between Disney and Florida and of those 58%, 73% said they trusted the company quite a bit or a lot.
While the Issues & Insights/TIPP poll focused on trust in Disney programming, another survey from The Trafalgar Group shows that people are less likely to do business with Disney after realizing their content is exposing “young children to sexual ideas.”
In a nationwide survey of 1079 adults, 68.2% of adults said they are less likely to do business with Disney after stating they are focusing on creating content to expose young children to sexual ideas.
In a breakdown by political affliction, 85% of Republicans stated they are less likely to do business with Disney based on the fact they are creating content to expose young children to sexual ideas.
Of those who said they didn’t belong to a party, 72% said that they would be less likely to do business with Disney while 48% of Democrats said they would be less likely.
Interestingly, only 14% of Democrats said focusing on creating content to expose young children to sexual ideas would make them more likely to do business with Disney vs 4% of Republicans and 9% of those claiming they didn’t belong to a party.
When asked if they would support an alternative to family programming against Disney, nearly 70% of people surveyed said that they would.
77% of Republicans, 58% of Democrats, and 72% of those saying they don’t belong to a party said they would likely support family-friendly alternatives to Disney.
Disney executives have been caught on video admitting that their goal is to implement a heavy LGBTQ agenda in children’s movies and television shows.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek also announced the company would be launching a task force to make more LGBTQ+ content for children and families.
However, the most egregious revelation to come out of Disney is the fact that the company through their benefits program is funding the mutilation of their own employees and their employees kids through “gender affirmation procedures.”
While there might not be a massive competitor to Disney at the moment there are smaller alternatives that have been around for quite a bit. Some include Brother Francis, Veggie Tales, and PureFlix.
The Daily Wire also announced it would start producing children’s programming. Announcing the project, the company’s co-CEO Jeremy Boreing stated, “Today, I am proud to tell you that we will be launching Daily Wire Kids.”
According to Variety, they recruited Eric Branscum and Ethan Nicolle from VeggieTales in the House and the Babylon Bee to lead the content development which currently includes Chilla Time, which followed a family of homeschooled chinchillas, and Doodles With Noodles, a live-action puppet show that aims to teach kids to draw.