Disney has taken significant heat within the past few years. Not only did the company’s stock and customer base significantly dwindle, but it also lost its special privileges in the state of Florida.
These major setbacks for Disney happened after the company opted to pick a fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, also now a 2024 presidential candidate, over the Parental Rights in Education law.
Disney also incurred the wrath of everyday Americans by putting sexually explicit and questionable content into programs meant for children. Now, the company is facing yet another PR disaster, as reported by the New York Post.
This Could Have Been Avoided
Many parents are not thrilled with Disney’s decision to have a man in makeup and a dress working as the “fairy godmother” of an event for little girls. On social media, critics are branding the man as mentally ill and stating this is yet another example of Disney trying too hard to be woke.
Disney putting the desires of a mentally unstable adult male ahead of the joy, innocence & “magical” experience of little girls pretty much sums up the cultural revolution we are living through. https://t.co/hU8qZxTgew
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) May 31, 2023
Questions were also raised about whether or not a girl or woman may have wanted the job of being the fairy godmother that instead went to a man. Another point made was that a time once existed when Disney refused to allow female employees to even put on makeup.
Bad News All the Way Around
Given the problems that Disney has been saddled with in previous years, the last thing the company needs to be doing is alienating or offending more people. At this rate, there’s no telling how the backlash of the male fairy godmother is going to impact the company moving ahead.
DeSantis on Disney: "We're not going to back down to a woke corporation!" pic.twitter.com/MB7aaEW7ku
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) June 1, 2023
However, it’s bad for any business to have ongoingly angry customers, declining stock value, and more people taking their money elsewhere.
Thus far, Disney hasn’t released any public statements about this male fairy godmother, the backlash against it, or why a woman or girl wasn’t hired for the job instead.