The proof of the connection is not yet there, but clues and “strange coincidences” abound. As the gay-friendly messages in Disney’s animated films increase in number, all of them aimed mostly at an audience of minors, with neither censorship nor age limits, dark and disturbing legal events run parallel.
The latest episode is from last month when, during the six-day “March Sadness 2” maxi-blitz in Florida, law enforcement agencies arrested some persons for reasons variously related to the exploitation of prostitution, child abuse and human trafficking. Among those who ended up in handcuffs were four Disney employees.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who coordinated the police operation, gave the names of all those arrested. Xavier Jackson (27) worked as a lifeguard at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Judd said Jackson sent inappropriate photos and messages of himself to an undercover detective pretending to be a 14-year-old girl. He is charged with three counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and one count of unlawful communication. Judd called those arrested “dangerous people” as well as “evil, deviant criminals” and “thugs.”
The other three, who allegedly attempted to solicit a prostitute, were identified by Judd as follows: Wilkason Fidele (24) who worked for four years at the Cosmic Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland; Shubham Malave (27), who obtained Indian citizenship and worked as a software developer for Disney; and Ralph Leese (45), who worked with Disney for nearly four years.
In a statement released to CBS News, Disney confirmed that Leese, Fidele and Jackson had been placed on unpaid leave, adding that Malave was no longer employed by the company.
Last summer, two (three?) more employees in handcuffs
Last summer, in a similar operation, also led by sheriff Judd, seventeen people ended up in handcuffs, including at least two Disney employees, custodians Jonathan McGrew (34), and his partner Savannah Lawrence (29). A third arrestee, 26-year-old Javier Aquino, said he was employed as a lifeguard for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, but Disney denied this claim, without providing further details.
Most of the suspects in this group are accused of attempting to solicit alleged 13 and 14-year-old boys who were actually undercover agents. Once they went to the rendezvous location, they were unmasked and arrested.
According to sheriff Judd’s report, Javier Aquino had gone on the date with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl, from whom he requested nude photos, after sending some obscene videos of himself. The man “bragged about his abilities,” the sheriff said, and would leave his partner, then seven months pregnant, for this “new adventure.”
As for McGrew and Lawrence, their intention was to have a threesome with an underage girl: this couple had also sent a video of their sexual intercourse to the alleged girl, who was in fact an undercover agent, as well.
The events in which Disney has been involved have had very little media coverage, arousing little indignation. Among the few exceptions was the young television pundit, Candace Owens, one of the few African American personalities with a conservative orientation.
Owens not only supported the Parental Rights in Education bill (maliciously misnamed Don’t Say Gay bill) recently signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, but also proposed a boycott of Disney for opposing the new law, launching the hashtag #BoycottDisney.
Owens’ company, run by noted pundit Ben Shapiro, announced it will invest $100 million in uplifting content for children to create an alternative to Disney’s woke agenda.