Just in time for summer, Disney this week rolled out its new clothing line. The annual “Rainbow Disney Collection” is now recast as the 2022 “Disney Pride Collection,” and all the profits through the end of June go to LGBTQIA+ youth and their families.
In a brief statement, the company says the clothing line is the product of its LGBTQIA+ workers and their allies. Everything from babywear to t-shirts, bracelets, socks, sweaters and backpacks are adorned in “Pride” flag colors, symbolizing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations.
For good measure, they are combined with children’s favorites such as Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. A jersey advertised as being part of the “Star Wars Pride Collection for Kids” goes for a cool $54.99. Available slogans include “Belong, Believe, Be Proud.”
Interestingly, they are only sold in boys and girls sizes. Visit the Shop Disney website, and you are directed to search for products by gender. Two, to be exact.
Disney initially hesitated to take a stand on Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, commonly mislabeled as “Don’t Say Gay.” The law simply bars formal gender identity and sexual orientation instruction for kindergarten through third grade.
But that’s all history now as the company is racing against itself to purge its sins and gain acceptance by the radical left. Now, like a new convert, the entertainment giant shouts to anyone with ears that the bill should “never have passed and should never have been signed into law.”
However, for many advocates, Disney did not get on the bandwagon fast enough. In March, a piece in Variety signed by “the LGBTQIA+ employees of Pixar and their allies” took the company to task for, at least in their minds, being late to the party.
Among their complaints is that Disney parks did not lift a ban on same-sex couples dancing together at their parks until, get this, 1985. Reagan had just been reelected, the Soviet Union was still in business, and Radio Shack walkie-talkies were the closest things to iPhones we had.
Disney is creating a blueprint for alienating middle America, and if that is their goal, more power to them. But they shouldn’t expect parents and grandparents to be on board with exposing children to radical ideology masquerading as entertainment.