Abigail Disney has sometimes placed herself in opposition to the company with which she shares her famous surname, the truly iconic Walt Disney Company co-founded by her grandfather. The Disney heiress has lamented that Disney workers aren’t adequately compensated while top executive rake in obscene amounts of money.
Explaining her view, Ms. Disney once said: “I believe I have a loyalty higher than Disney and that’s to my fellow human beings.”
[Note: Disney, a filmmaker and philanthropist, hasn’t taken aim only at the Disney company; she is deeply involved in a group called “Patriotic Millionaires” which advocates against the dangerous concentration of wealth at the top and the mechanisms that enable dynastic wealth accumulation.]
This is thrilling news. I certainly have my issues with them but they are dead right here. Go Disney. Disney sues Gov. Ron DeSantis, alleging political retaliation https://t.co/SIZhJEqYdq— Abigail Disney (@abigaildisney) April 26, 2023
But Ms. Disney isn’t against everything the Walt Disney Company does, and when it filed a huge lawsuit this week against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, she cheered, calling Disney’s battle against DeSantis “thrilling news.”
She added: “I certainly have my issues with them but they are dead right here. Go Disney.”
Disney love, as most Americans can attest, doesn’t fade easy. And despite Ms. Disney’s advocacy for workers and strained relationship with the corporate side, she still has a lot of love for the company — it’s complicated, like most love.
“I would say I probably love Disney more than any other super fan could possibly love Disney,” she told ClickOrlando in March. “It’s in my DNA, it’s down to my toes…I will tell you, though, if you really, really, really love something, then you have to see it truthfully and you have to speak the truth about it and it’s not perfect. I wish it were.”