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Huge Shakeup at Disney: Top-Level Chief Who Led Woke Response to Florida Bill Is Gone

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The Disney executive who led the company’s charge against Florida Republicans over parental rights legislation has walked the plank.

Former Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Geoff Morrell said he will pursue other opportunities, according to The New York Times.

Morrell had joined the embattled entertainment giant in January.

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Morrell was a key part of the Disney attack on Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over a state law that banned schools from indoctrinating children about gender change while children were in the primary grades.

Disney’s trash-talking attack on DeSantis and others prompted Florida lawmakers to revoke special privileges Disney enjoyed that allowed the company to have what amounted to self-governing status on the lands it owns in Florida in and around Orlando’s Disney World.

CEO Bob Chapek sent a memo around announcing Morrell’s departure, according to Deadline.

“I am writing to share the news that Geoff Morrell, our Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities,” he wrote.

Morrell admitted Friday in an email to those he supervised that it was time to go.

“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” he told his team.

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Kristina Schake, vice president of global communications, will assume some of Morrell’s role, with other pieces divided among other top executives.

Schake was involved in the PR messaging for the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination push and was deputy communications director for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to Deadline.

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Her left-leaning qualifications also include a stint as global communications director for Instagram, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and communications director for former first lady Michelle Obama.

In 2009, Schake co-founded the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which advocated for same-sex marriage in California, Deadline reported. The group disbanded after the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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