On Tuesday, Walt Disney Company employees Rally in person and online In protest of the company’s response to a raft of anti-gay and transgender legislation that has been passed or is underway in several state legislatures across the country. However, some Disney employees still had to work, especially those promoting “moon knight,” Last Marvel Studios The series debuts on Disney Plus.
This did not stop the two stars of the series, Oscar Isaac And the Ethan Hawkethan to speak publicly about the subject.
“I think my comment would be: gay gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gayyyyyy!” Isaac said diversestorming the song during the virtual “Moon Knight” concert.
“It’s a totally absurd law,” continued Isaac, speaking in particular of the Florida “Don’t Say Like Me” law that bans instructions regarding gender identity and sexual orientation. “It’s crazy. It’s crazy. And I hope Disney as a company comes out as strong as possible against this idea. It’s amazing that it even exists in this country.”
While Hawke did not go into the details of the legislation and the controversy surrounding Disney’s response to it – “I’m not educated about it” – he did provide insight into the importance of LGBTQ emergence in popular culture.
“My work in my life is dedicated to creating empathy,” Hawke said. “I feel the power of the stories we tell each other. If you tell the truth about human experience, you call for empathy. The more places where the light shines, the less dark places, and the less we fear. And the more we understand each other’s experiences, the more humanity we We found it in her, and the more we all feel the better. So that’s my business, and that’s what I believe in.”
Other listeners spoke of support for the Disney employee protests via social media. Larry Willmore posted a photo of himself, producer Pilar Saffon, actor Kerry Washington, and writer Ramleh Muhammad from the set.
We are taking the time today to prepare in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ employees of Disney. We are all in this together!! pic.twitter.com/HILTLTWLt4
– Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) March 22 2022
Washington also tweeted a statement in support of “Disney’s LGBTQIA+ employees…and I stand with them on this march today.” She also said, “I do not condone Disney’s actions or inaction at this moment.”
Marvel Studios regular Mark Ruffalo retweeted the Washington statement: “Standing proudly and in solidarity with the LBGTQIA+ family!”
We stand proud and in solidarity with the LBGTQIA+ family! #SayGay #DisneyWalkout https://t.co/DdYsOVFxw9
– Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 22 2022
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