Disney is currently experiencing quite the PR nightmare after CEO Bob Chapek drew flak over the email he sent out to the employees of the House of Mouse regarding Florida's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill. Also known as the Parental Rights in Education bill, the said legislation which "prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels" has been a hot subject on social media.
A number of Disney employees have gone on record to say that they're walking out of the company unless they become vocal about denouncing the bill. Now, Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac is breaking his silence amid the issue and unsurprisingly, the Marvel and Star Wars actor showed support for the movement that aims to denounce the said bill.
Speaking with Variety, Isaac called the legislation "insanity": "I guess my comment would be [starts singing] gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gayyyyyy! Yeah, it’s an absolutely ridiculous law. It’s insane. It’s insanity. And I hope that Disney as a company comes out as forcefully as possible against this idea. It’s astounding that it even exists in this country."
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Weeks following the controversy, Disney finally aired an official statement of support for the LGBTQIA+ community, saying that they do not condone any legislation "that infringes on basic human rights". It's worth noting that they never mentioned the "Don't Say Gay" bill and the statement was done through social media so it'll be interesting how Disney's employees will take this one.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios' Moon Knight begins streaming on March 30, exclusively on Disney+.