Marvel Studios, pinnacle of superhero films, have taken a very public stand. Following a month of discourse around parent company Disney’s political contributions, the entertainment giant has their own statement.
Namely, Disney has come under fire for their large financial contributions to lawmakers who wrote, sponsored and support Florida’s nefarious “Don’t Say Gay’ bill, as well as voter suppression laws and other hot topic issues. Disney CEO Bob Chapek has since offered an apology of sorts, but, it hasn’t really helped members of the community who feel unsupported by Disney.
Marvel Studios posted a statement on their official social media platforms.
We strongly denounce any and ALL legislation that infringes on the basic human rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Marvel Studios stands for hope, inclusivity and strength; and we proudly stand with the community. Today, we pledge to continue our strong commitment as allies who promote the values of equality, acceptance and respect.
A walkout was called for by Disney associates, cast members, and employees throughout all areas of the company. Those who participated stood for 15 minutes in protest of Disney’s handling of this situation. And, have alluded to more such actions coming.