Disney World is all set to allow its park employees to add their preferred pronouns to their official name pins. 

Employees at the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida may now be able to fill out a form with their preferred pronouns to add them to their name pin by scanning a QR code 

The voluntary initiative is reportedly only for the janitorial staff but is expected to be soon made available to every department at the park. 

According to the Daily Caller, a form has been posted in the Park that reads, ‘Hi everyone, we are excited to introduce pronoun name tags in our area! 

‘Pronoun name tags help us understand each other more and bring a positive impact within our community!’

DailyMail.com has reached out to Disney for a comment. 

Employees at the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida may now be able to fill out a form with their preferred pronouns to add them to their name pin by scanning a QR code

Employees at the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida may now be able to fill out a form with their preferred pronouns to add them to their name pin by scanning a QR code

The voluntary initiative is reportedly only for the janitorial staff but is expected to be soon made available to every department at the park

The voluntary initiative is reportedly only for the janitorial staff but is expected to be soon made available to every department at the park

The move comes despite Disney's tumultuous relationship with Florida's state government

The move comes despite Disney’s tumultuous relationship with Florida’s state government

Disney contributes about $40.3 billion to Florida’s economy each year, a new report has revealed.

The study further claims the 100-year-old company accounts for some 263,000 jobs in The Sunshine State, triple Disney World’s actual workforce.

Figures includes staff at the company’s ‘Signature’ experiences as well as roles supported by visitors spending off-site and other indirect impacts, such as contractors.

The move comes despite Disney’s tumultuous relationship with Florida’s state government. 

Last year, Disney publicly opposed Florida’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which prohibits public school instruction of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten to third grade. 

At first the company didn’t take sides, but threatened with an employee revolt, former CEO Bob Chapek denounced the pending Florida legislation, prompting an outcry from conservatives that the company had gone ‘woke.’ 

Chapek was fired and replaced by Iger, who had previously held the job. 

‘And frankly, the company was within its right, even though I’m not sure it was handled very well, it was within its right to speak up on an issue,’ Iger said. ‘Constitutionally protected right to free speech.’ 

The Walt Disney Company's federal lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been whittled down to a single suit claiming it was targeted for criticizing the governor's so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill. Pictured: Disney Chairman Bob Iger

The Walt Disney Company’s federal lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been whittled down to a single suit claiming it was targeted for criticizing the governor’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. Pictured: Disney Chairman Bob Iger

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis turned Disney into a political punching bag after the company's former CEO publicly condemned the so-called Florida 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis turned Disney into a political punching bag after the company’s former CEO publicly condemned the so-called Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill 

Governor Ron DeSantis targeted Disney’s special tax district that basically let the company self-govern the land of its Disney World theme park in retaliation. 

He led the charge to change the name from the Reedy District to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District – as he also replaced the board with his allies. 

However, before the new board took control, Disney created development contract for future investments. Those were thrown-out when the DeSantis board took control. 

That led to a federal and state lawsuit in which Disney sued DeSantis when the new board voted to nullify two park expansion agreements. 

‘We are concerned that he had decided to retaliate against the company for a position the company took on pending legislation in that state,’ Iger explained, adding that to ‘retaliate against the company in a way that would be harmful to the business was not something that we could sit back and tolerate.’ 

‘And so we have filed a lawsuit to protect our First Amendment rights there and to protect our business, frankly,’ Iger said.

He then added, ‘The last thing that I want for the company is for the company to be to drawn into any culture wars.’ 

In September 2023, The Walt Disney Corp. asked a federal judge for permission to file an amended complaint focusing just on the First Amendment claim, which has been approved.

The claim contends the House of Mouse was retaliated against because of its criticism of the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.  

Parts of the lawsuit regarding contract agreements were kicked from the federal case because they are part of a similar case being heard in Florida state court. 

Disney and Florida are now in federal and state court battles as a result of DeSantis’ push to take control of the Orlando theme park’s tax district  

‘We will continue to fight vigorously to defend these contracts, because these agreements will determine whether or not Disney can invest billions of dollars and generate thousands of new jobs in Florida,’ a spokesperson for Disney said in a statement. 

The federal complaint now focuses on if DeSantis targeted Disney for speaking out about the bill that limited gender discussion in some schools. 

‘Disney faces concrete, imminent, and ongoing injury as a result of CFTOD´s new powers and composition, which are being used to punish Disney for expressing a political view,’ said Disney’s federal court motion.

DeSantis had also claimed that Disney adds a lot of ‘sexuality into the programming for young kids,’ with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson echoing that sentiment by saying that Disney has ‘a sexual agenda for six-year-old children.’ 

But in a sit-down with CNBC, Iger also said the entertainment and amusement park giant has no interest in participating in the ‘culture wars.’

‘The notion that Disney is in any way sexualizing children, quite frankly, is preposterous. And inaccurate,’ Iger told CNBC’s David Faber. ‘Our goal is to continue to tell wonderful stories and have a positive impact on the world.’ 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Daily Mail

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