Apr 4, 2023

Disney CEO calls DeSantis 'anti-business' and 'anti-Florida'

Disney CEO Bob Iger has lashed out at Florida's Republican governor in an ongoing public battle between the entertainment company and the state. State lawmakers targeted Disney after it criticised a Florida law curtailing gender and sexuality education. In his remarks, Mr Iger also acknowledged a fight over a last-minute contract signed before Florida forced Disney to hand over uniquely held powers to state officials. In February, Mr DeSantis signed a bill that subjects Disney to additional layers of external oversight through a five-member board, now appointed by the state. The battle over cultural issues between Mr DeSantis and Disney has helped elevate the governor's profile as a potential 2024 Republican presidential frontrunner.

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