Sunday, on New York WABC 770-AM radio station's “The Cats Roundtable,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) responded to Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek's endorsement of transgender-specific instruction for children in kindergarten to third grade, which followed the Florida legislature’s approval of the legislation titled the Parental Rights in Education bill.
Blackburn said to the host John Catsimatidis that parents take their children to Disney World for entertainment instead of to “have their kids go through some kind of nightmare.” Blackburn lamented that Disney also ruled out its famous greeting “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.”
“You know, one of the things that we have looked at with Disney World is I say people go there to walk the ‘yellow brick road and have a day in fantasy land. They're not going there to walk on eggshells. They're not going there to have their kids go through some kind of nightmare,” Blackburn said. “And this business of no longer saying ‘Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls' in their greetings — I think that is something that you have to look at and say this is how the woke-left extremists are using corporations to push their agenda.”
She also said, “Parents do not want ideologies forced on their children. They want their children to be educated — not indoctrinated. And one would think that this is something that they … would finally have an understanding of.”