Raven-Symoné and the cast Ravns Home took a showdown on Tuesday with the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill and joined Disney employees elsewhere in going out on the job.
“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! “said Symoné, while the others cheered.” We do not like it. We’re going out. It is stupid. We all love and support, support, support. “
That Ravns Home teams and others are against legislation officially called “Parental Rights in Education,” which states that elementary school teachers are not allowed to teach students in certain grade levels about sexual orientation and gender identity. They are also not allowed to discuss the topic, which is a problem for children whose family members are gay or even gay. Parents can sue the school district for any violations.
Disney’s management has been criticized for the company’s failure to respond to the bill. CEO Bob Chapek did not declare the company’s opposition to it until it had already passed the legislature in Florida on February 9th. Gov. Ron DeSantis has since said he plans to sign it as law. Meanwhile, Chapek has apologized to employees for the company’s initial inaction and promised to halt political donations in the state.
“In support of our LGBTQ + family and all those who will be harmed by ‘say no gay bills’, we cast by Ravnehjem goes out, “wrote Symoné, who married Miranda Pearman-Maday in June 2020, to her post.” In today’s world, it is imperative that we take a stand, show support and move forward, not backwards. Every family every person and every child deserves to be recognized regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. Education that reflects the truth and the world we live in is something we must fight for. “
Prior to the withdrawal, Disney released a statement across all of its social media channels supporting the LGBTQ community. Meanwhile, several other high-profile Disney stars besides Symoné also spoke out against the legislation on Tuesday, including Kerry Washington, Mark Ruffalo and Oscar Isaac.