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Disney CEO hits back at allegations company is 'too woke'
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Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Chapek responded Wednesday to criticism that his company has become "too woke."
Speaking at the Wall Street Journal Tech Live conference, he said that Disney's programming will cater to the audience and reflect the "rich, diverse" world of viewers.
"The world is a rich, diverse place, and we want our content to reflect that," Chapek said.
Disney and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis have locked horns over the state's Parental Rights in Education bill.
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Following pressure from employees and industry members, Disney called for Florida's legislature to repeal the measure in a March tweet, saying it was "dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country."