Oscar Issac made it clear Tuesday that he stands on legislation that will ban talk of sexual orientation and gender identity for many Florida students who have been dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
As the award-winning actor participated in a virtual press junkie for his upcoming Marvel series, Knights of the Moon, which will be shown at Disney +, he was asked for his opinion on the protests staged by some Disney employees that day. They were dissatisfied with Florida law, which state lawmakers approved earlier this month, and Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he intends to sign the law.
“I guess my comment would be,” he said, per Varietybefore I break into the song, “gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gayyyyyyy!”
Then Star wars actor got serious.
“It’s a completely ridiculous law,” he said. “It’s insane. It’s insane. And I hope Disney as a company comes out as strongly against this idea as possible. It’s amazing that it exists in this country at all.”
Disney has been criticized for its inaction before the law was passed on March 9th. CEO Bob Chapek has since apologized, and the company has expressed its support for the LGBTQ community. Nevertheless, the planned evacuations continued.
And Isaac was just one of many celebrities who spoke out against the potential law, including actress Raven-Symoné and the cast from Ravns Homewho recorded their demonstration.
“What’s going on? We’re cast by Ravns Home and [executive producers]and we go out today in support of [stopping] this ridiculous bill! “Symoné said in a clip shared to Instagram.” We do not like it. We’re going out. It is stupid. We all love and support, support, support. “
Meanwhile, other celebrities working for Disney, including actors Kerry Washington and Mark Ruffalo, along with Adult-like creator Larry Wilmore, shared their support for the exclusions on social media, asking others to sign a petition urging Disney to do more.