Disney Executive: “At Least Half of ALL future Characters LGBTQIA or Racial Minorities”

Disney Executive:  “At Least Half of ALL future Characters LGBTQIA or Racial Minorities”

A Disney executive in charge of content vowed to up the ante on gender politics during an all-hands meeting, promising that at least half of the characters in its productions will be LGBTQIA or from racial minorities by the end of the year.

General entertainment president Karey Burke said during a company-wide Zoom call that Disney must do more to be more inclusive, as she vowed that 50 percent of characters and content would be from underrepresented groups.

Meanwhile, Disney’s diversity and inclusion chief Vivian said that they no longer address theme park visitors as ‘ladies and gentleman, boys and girls but instead as ‘dreamers’ and ‘friends’.

Burke choked up on Monday, saying the issue hit close to home because of her children.

‘I’m here as the mother of two queer children, actually, one transgender child and one pansexual child, and also as a leader,’ she said.

During the same all-hands meeting, television animation executive producer Latoya Raveneau gushed about Disney’s inclusivity and boasted about ‘adding queerness’ to shows and productions.

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‘Our leadership over there has been so welcoming to my not-so-secret gay agenda,’ she said. ‘Wherever I could I was adding queerness. No one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.’

Videos from the meeting were leaked to conservative journalist Christopher Rufo of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, who first reported them on Twitter.

The animation company also invited Nadine Smith, the co-founder of Equality Florida, who said that there’s been a strong anti-gay movement in the Sunshine State for a long time and the ultimate goal is to take kids away from their parents.

‘When they can erase you when they can criminalize your existence when they can demonize who you are, the next step is to criminalize you and take your kids,’ she said.

‘Last summer we removed all gendered greetings in relationship to our live spiels,’ Diversity and Inclusion Vivian Ware said at Monday’s town hall.

‘We no longer say ‘Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,’ she said. ‘We’ve provided training to all our cast members so now they know it’s ‘Hello, everyone or hello, friends’