Marvel Studios’ Victoria Alonso says she recently had a 45-minute meeting with Disney boss Bob Chapek about anti-LGBTQ laws in Florida, Texas and Arizona. He revealed the details of their chat while receiving the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film Eternal Saturday night in Los Angeles.
“If you are a member of the LGBTQIA community and you work for a Walt Disney company, the last two or three weeks have been a tragedy. I asked Mr. Chapek for courage in the 45-minute sit-down, ”he said, leaving Chloe Zhao and Nat Moore aside.
He continued, “I told him to look around and if really what we sell is entertainment for the family then we will not choose any family. This whole house of family. The family is in Texas, in Arizona, in Florida, and in my family, in my home. So I’m asking you again, Mr. Chapek: Please respect — if we sell the family নিন take a stand against all these crazy old laws. Take a stand for the family. Stop saying that you tolerate us – no one tolerates me, I tell you. You tolerate the heat in Florida, the humidity of Arizona or Florida, and the dryness of Arizona and Texas. And you endure a frustration of a two year old. But you will not tolerate us. We deserve the right to live, to love and to live. More importantly, we deserve an original story. “
He shares the passion that everyone can play a role in helping change work.
“I urge you all to stop being silent – silence is death,” he said. “Silence is poison. But if you don’t stand, if you don’t fight, if you don’t give your money, if you don’t vote, all we can do is have a party and be gay. Struggle struggle struggle as long as I’m Marvel As long as I’m in the studio, I’ll fight to represent all of us. “
The GLAAD Media Awards have raised more than 8 2.8 million, benefiting GLAAD’s advocacy efforts.
Highlights of the night’s celebration will flow through Hulu on April 16th.