Disney appointed Kristina Schake as their new spokesperson.
Schake is a former spokesperson for President Joe Biden’s administration, President Barack Obama’s administration, and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
As a result of its resistance to the Florida parental rights bill, Disney is facing blowback from both consumers and legislators.
An announcement from The Walt Disney Company stated Schake “was assigned by President Biden to direct the countrywide COVID-19 vaccine education campaign.”
Schake served as special adviser and communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama and worked as vice communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Disney just hired Clinton’s staffer as their new executive vice president of global communications.
Who’s shaping the discussion around how corrupting our children through cartoons is okay?
A Clinton campaign vet who also served in both the Biden and Obama administrations.
— Christina Hagan (@RepHagan) April 7, 2022
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In a statement, Disney Corporate Affairs Officer Geoff Morrell remarked that she was very happy to welcome Kristina to the organization and have her heading communications for the company.
Recent opposition to Disney, on the other hand, has focused on the company’s involvement in cultural concerns.
According to Christopher Rufo, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute think tank, numerous videos were posted last week.
They purported to be from a recent “all-hands” Disney staff meeting and discussed the Florida parental rights legislation, which has been called the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” by detractors.
The footage shows Latoya Raveneau, an executive producer for Disney, discussing how she was happily surprised by the friendly atmosphere and open-mindedness that the corporation has toward her “no longer secret gay agenda.”
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As Raveneau pointed out, the leadership of the program’s production team has been “very friendly to like, my not-at-all secret gay agenda.” He was referring to the staff who worked on the show.
Cole Sprouse, a former child actor, recently stated in the New York Times that female child actresses on the Disney Channel were “heavily sexualized,” underlining his experience as a kid actor was vastly different from that of female child actors.
Former 'Suite Life of Zack and Cody' Star Cole Sprouse Calls Out Disney Channel for Sexualizing Children
— An Open Secret (@AnOpenSecret) April 5, 2022
“My brother and I get a lot of, ‘Oh, you made it out!’ comments when we were younger. ‘Oh, you’ve escaped with your life!'” The actor clarified that this was not the case.
The young girls on Disney that we were watching were sexualized at such a younger age than he and his brother.
There was no way for us to compare our experiences with theirs. Every single individual who is subjected to that trauma does have a different experience than the next.
According to him, when we talk about young actors going crazy, we aren’t really talking about how stardom may be a traumatic experience for them.
Consequently, he is extremely defensive of individuals who make fun of some of the young ladies who used to appear on the channel since he was younger.
He believes these detractors fail to recognize the humanity of the experience and the effort it takes to recover.