Conservatives Point Out Irony in ‘Family Friendly’ Disney’s Threat to Stop GA Production Over Pro-Life Bill

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Conservatives on Twitter did not take too kindly to Disney CEO Bob Iger’s announcement that it would be “very difficult” for the entertainment company to continue working in Georgia if the state’s new pro-life law is enacted.

During an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Iger was pressed for his thoughts on Georgia’s new pro-life heartbeat legislation and whether or not Disney would continue filming television shows and movies in the state should the law be enacted.

The entertainment giant CEO stated that “many” of their employees “will not want to work there” because of the bill and that the company was trying to “heed their wishes.”

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He went on to say that he did not see “how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot” in Georgia, should the law be enacted.

The announcement drew the ire of conservatives online, with many Twitter users pointing out the irony of “family friendly” Disney backing abortion.

One user pointed out that Disney does business in Saudi Arabia “which has countless human rights violations” but is “considering boycotting Georgia because they saved babies’ lives.”

Another blasted Iger for being “in charge” of a children’s entertainment company but refuses to “do business with a state that protects innocent babies from being aborted.”

Lou Dobbs weighed in, as well, warning that the “encouraging political boycotts” results in “real economic damage” and that “pitting” two halves of the country “against” each other is “destructive.”

The Disney CEO’s announcement came after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed into law pro-life legislation that bans abortions after a fetus’ heartbeat is detected earlier this month. The bill is expected to go into effect January 1 of next year.

Critics of the bills have claimed that they are designed to draw legal challenges to bring them in front of the Supreme Court where the conservative-leaning court could strike down the influential Roe v. Wade decision.

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Don
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Don

Why would a Company who says they believe in Kids Boycott a State that really Believes in the Lives
of Kids?

Judy Cooper
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Judy Cooper

Wrong. We try to teach our children no bullying in school. What would we call this?

James
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James

Dear Mr. Iger,

Walt Disney designed and built Disneyland (and subsequently Walt Disney World after his passing). It would be nice if you could continue with Walt’s original concept of providing family-friendly films and documentaries, and an entertainment park for families to come and enjoy.

I acknowledge that you have a right to your own opinions, but just do the job you were hired to do and stop disparaging Walt’s plan for family-friendly entertainment. Keep the Disney name out of politics.

Andrew
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Who are these ghouls running Disney? These sickos celebrate sodomy and the murder of unborn children. Walt Disney would be sickened by these animals. BOYCOTT DISNEY!!!

Arlene
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Arlene

Better still buy a stock and let the Disney board know this is not family friendly in fact there will be no more children

Susanna4Life
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Susanna4Life

Walt Disney is turning over in his grave at what his dream has now become.

Susanna4Life
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Susanna4Life

Disney has been accused of child molestation are the senior level. No wonder they think abortion is necessary to film?

Sherri
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Gee, let’s kill off kids……you know a big part of who Disney is supposed to be producing for 🤦🏻‍♀️ SICK!

Paul
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Disney moved away from “kid friendly” years ago. No surprise they abandon their principle purely for leftist ideology and political expediency. Grow some balls and stand up to your snowflake employees. You are running a business, not a daycare… act like it.

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