Disney's Bob Iger slams DeSantis as "anti-Florida"

After the fountain of youth, Cape Canaveral, and my maternal grandparents, I can think of nothing more Florida than the massive tourist attraction of Walt Disney World. Ron DeSantis has been trying to hamstring the company over its disagreement with the governor over human rights issues and basic decency; the governor has none. Disney CEO Bob Iger describes DeSantis continued efforts to harm the business due to its failure to discriminate as "anti-Florida."

Daily Beast:

"Any action that supports those efforts simply to retaliate for a position the company took sounds not just anti-business, but it sounds anti-Florida," Iger said Monday, referencing DeSantis' reaction to Disney's opposition of the bill. "I'll just leave it at that."

Iger also reiterated that Disney has the right to differ ideologically from the governor and operate without consequence. He emphasized Disney is the state's largest private employer and taxpayer, and that it plans to spend more than $17 billion over the next decade that'd generate thousands of jobs for Floridians.

"A company has a right to freedom of speech just like individuals do," Iger said.