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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has criticized Walt Disney Co. after the company said that the “Parental Rights in Education bill” (popularly but inaccurately known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill) should be repealed.

DeSantis signed the bill into law on March 28, Politico reported.

Disney tweeted a statement condemning the bill and saying they are in full support of LGBTQ+ rights.

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DeSantis responded to this statement, saying that Disney had “crossed the line.”

“I think they crossed the line,” he said during a press conference at the state Capitol, Politico reported. “We’re going to make sure we’re fighting back when people are threatening our parents and threatening our kids.”

The controversial bill does not actually say anything about “gay” in it.

The bill states that lessons about sexual orientation or gender identity are banned outright in kindergarten through third grade.

Lessons are also prohibited in other grades unless they are “age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate.”

Even legal experts say that the whole idea of “don’t say gay” being in the bill is a “distraction” that simply denotes a political stance, not an actual legal action against speech, NBC News reported.

But Disney still came out in opposition of the bill, taking the position that it is oppressive to the LGBTQ+ community.

DeSantis called Disney’s efforts to call for a repeal of the bill dishonest.

“For Disney to come out and put a statement and say that the bill should have never passed and they are going to actively work to repeal it — I think, one, was fundamentally dishonest. But two, I think that crossed the line,” DeSantis said at a press conference, the New York Post reported.

“This state is governed by the interests of the people of the state of Florida. It is not based on the demands of California corporate executives. They do not run this state. They do not control this state,” the…

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