Fox News’ Harris Faulkner said Disney is taking “away a kind of innocence for our children” following reports about a recent all-hands meeting the company had that was leaked by Christopher Rufo. Furthermore, Faulkner said that they don’t get to “cancel” everything. (Disclosure: The Daily Wire has announced plans for kids entertainment content.)
During a panel discussion on Fox’s “Outnumbered” Friday, the co-host talked about leaked videos on Twitter that showed Disney’s diversity and inclusion manager, Vivian Ware, saying the company was removing “ladies and gentlemen or boys and girls” language during live spiels at parks, as previously reported by The Daily Wire.
Fox guest host Piers Morgan asked the panel when did we in America just “accept this” “absurdity”?
“When did we accept this neutralizing of all gender-specific terms in our country in a democracy?” Morgan asked. “Where is my right to be called a man? My right to be called the gentleman if people would like to call me that? Why are the rights of the vast majority of people who want to be called ladies, gentleman, boy, girl, why are they considered to be utterly irrelevant?”
Co-host Faulkner agreed with Morgan and said that it’s partly because people are afraid now of “being canceled.”
“And what we have to do is remind everybody that speaking up and speaking out are not reasons to be canceled,” Harris shared. “You did not get to hit people when they don’t agree with you — Will Smith — because a joke isn’t what you would want it to be. You don’t get to cancel everything. But you asked a question about basically the civil rights of individuals in our country.”
“But what Piers is talking about, letting the few who speak for so many,” she added. “The few who are not elected. Let’s just remember we don’t even really know who they are, do we Piers. They just speak up for everybody and everybody takes their word for it.”
“My issue is when I go to Disney with my children, I don’t want politics with my magic wand,” Faulkner continued. “I don’t want what’s served with the deliciousness of all the treats and the daily parade for things to be exposed to my children that I have to take a moment to explain that doesn’t have anything to do with the fun, and they’re five.”
Faulkner then said the parental rights bill in Florida is about “kindergarten to third grade.” She explained that once your child is in fourth grade a parent is allowed to give permission or not for their kid to take part in the sex education talk. But what the bill is talking about is those “tender ages.”
“I think Tammy Bruce and others get this right,” Faulkner shared. “It takes away a kind of innocence for our children. We’re supposed to do with them. We’re supposed to live through that journey with them. But also give them our values.”
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