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The Disney-DeSantis Battle Has Crossed a Terrifying Line

DeSantis’ war with Disney has crossed an American Rubicon.

Joe Duncan
5 min readApr 22, 2023


DeSantis Vs. Disney 2 by Joe Duncan. Source photo of Ron DeSantis by Gage Skidmore, edited, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The spat between Disney and DeSantis has grown into a battle of epic proportions.

DeSantis is like an obsessive stalker, an ex-boyfriend who can’t let go of the past. The ongoing feud between Disney and DeSantis is a clash of giants at the intersection of political and corporate power.

For those who’ve missed the story, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Walt Disney Inc Corporation have engaged in a public fight over the past year. The stakes are high for Disney, as DeSantis has sworn to make business operations for its Florida theme park absolutely as difficult as possible.

“Come Hell or high water,” threatened the Governor early this month, “we’re going to make sure that policy of Florida carries the day.” It all began last year after DeSantis signed HB 1557, dubbed the “don’t say gay” bill, in May 2022.

Despite its moniker, the law doesn’t ban the word “gay” in schools.

It bans discussions of sexual orientation in classrooms. LGBTQ+ relationships are now verboten, and teachers or school staff who speak about them can be fired. This has had what teachers have…



Joe Duncan

I’ve worked in politics for thirteen years and counting. Editor for Sexography: Medium.com/Sexography | The Science of Sex: http://thescienceofsex.substack.com