Disney Changes Greeting To Promote Inclusion — Promising More “Gay Content” For Kids
Disney will no longer be using the phrase “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen” when speaking to guests at the company’s parks.
“Hello, everyone,” or “Hello, friends,” will be the official greeting used by Disney, according to the company’s Diversity and Inclusion manager Vivian Ware, who announced the change.
“We no longer say, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls.’ We’ve provided training for all of our cast members in relation to that, so now they know it’s ‘Hello, everyone’ or ‘Hello, friends,” Ward said. Park-goers will also be addressed as “dreamers of all ages” by all employees during their visit.
“We don’t want to just assume because someone might be, in our interpretation, may be presenting as female, that they may not want to be called ‘princess,’” Ward continued, “So let’s think differently about how do we really engage with our guests in a meaningful and inclusive way that makes it magical and memorable for everyone.”
Last week, Disney announced plans to include more gay content for children, likely in reaction to Florida’s parental rights legislation.
“We know the moment requires urgency – and words are not enough, so we are taking some actions right now,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said.
“When you have companies that have made a fortune off being family-friendly and catering to families and young kids, they should understand that parents of young kids do not want this injected into their kid’s kindergarten classroom. …” Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in an epic video tirade against the organization, “If that’s the hill they’re (Disney) gonna die on, how do they possibly explain lining their pockets with their relationship from the Communist Party of China?”
Disney founder, Walt Disney, was an avid anti-communist.