Disney Exec Says Half Of Characters Need To Be LGBTQIA, Minorities By End Of Year

A high-ranking Disney executive has promised that 50 percent of Disney characters will be LGBTQ or minorities by the start of 2023, as relayed by the New York Post.

Disney general entertainment content president Karey Burke said in a company-wide Zoom call that she feels Disney should have “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories.”

Burke claimed to have one child who is transgender and another who is pansexual.

“I’m here as a mother of two queer children, actually,” Burke said on the call. “One transgender child and one pansexual child, and also as a leader.”

She added that she was troubled by the fact Disney has only a “handful” of queer lead characters.

“And I went, ‘What? That can’t be true,’” Burke said. “And I realized it actually is true. We have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories and yet we don’t have enough leads and narratives in which gay characters just get to be characters and not have to be about gay stories.”

Burke then played up her emotions on the topic, adding that she is also determined to add significantly more racial minority lead characters.

“I hope this is a moment where, … the tears, sorry, are coming … we just don’t allow each other to go backwards,” Burke said on the call.

As OutKick’s Anthony Farris relayed earlier, Disney will no longer use “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen” in welcoming people to its parks.

“Instead of addressing the biological males and females, park goers will hear ‘Hello, everyone’ or ‘Hello, friends,'” Farris wrote.

 

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. DIS had a bump a few days ago, I’m thinking it was a wokester buy session; that said, I’m seeing a downward trend. It’s kind of funny, stocks like GME and AMC are priced way above their actual value, I’m thinking DIS might remain artificially high, but I’m thinking the bottom line is that eventually it’s going to tank. On another note, the Disney theme parks, lodging, and merchandise is way too expensive, any excuse to go somewhere else is probably welcomed by mom and dad; screw Orlando, the panhandle beaches are pristine and empty.

  2. What the hell is a pan sexual? I’m glad I’m old. To think where this country is headed is frightening and very sad. And this clown of a women cries that she hopes we don’t go backward. What a fucking creep.

  3. We have to stop giving these companies our money. Cancel that Disney+ subscription, no more trips, no more toys. Find alternatives. For one, the Daily Wire announced DW Kids yesterday. Support companies like the Daily Wire (buy Jeremy’s Razors right away) and the Babylon Bee.

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