Disney World is going to be hard-pressed to live up to its billing as "The Most Magical Place on Earth" if it sticks to its plan to reopen the Orlando theme park with limited capacity on July 11.
It will be staffed with disgruntled employees who are scared to death of catching COVID-19.
Disney World could become the most nightmarish place on Earth. How's that for a crisis PR scenario?
A petition drive organized by Disney employees calls for a delay in the reopening the park due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida.
The Sunshine State reports more than 100K cases of coronavirus and a single-day record high of 4,049 new cases on June 20.
Addressed to Orange County mayor Jerry Demings and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, the petition notes that theme parks are not deemed essential businesses.
It reads: "As individuals who work in the bustling tourism industry in central Florida, we are responsible for ensuring the safety of our guests and our fellow magic makers… This includes our health and wellbeing. We are encouraged to say something when we see something that we deem is unsafe so we’re speaking up… While theme parks are a great way to relax and enjoy free time, it is a non-essential business; it is not fair to the people who work there to risk their lives, especially if they are at risk or have family members who are at risk. People are more important than making a profit."
Disney fans also have expressed their opinion about the reopening. They swamped Disney's advanced reservations booking system, when it opened for business on June 21.
Facebook is the No. 1 platform for online hate and harassment, according to a survey released June 23 by the Anti-Defamation League.
It found that 28 percent of Americans experienced sexual harassment, stalking, physical threats, swatting, or doxing.
More than three-quarters (77 percent) of them said harassment occurred on Facebook while the rest was experienced on Twitter (27 percent), YouTube (21 percent), Instagram (20 percent) and WhatsApp (nine percent).
The ADL is part of the #StopHateforProfit coalition launched June 17 to ask large advertisers to boycott Facebook to show "they will not support a company that puts profit over safety."
Other members are the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color Of Change, Free Press and Common Sense.
The ADL's survey reported big jumps in identity-based harassment. Sixty-one percent of Muslims felt their harassment was due to their religion. That's up from 35 percent from the 2019 survey.
Asian-Americans ranked next, with 55 percent saying harassment was due to race, compared to 20 percent in 2018.
That was followed by Jews for their religious identity (43 percent in 2020, 35 percent in 2018), African Americans for their race (42 percent in 2020, 27 percent in 2018) and Hispanics or Latinos for their race (42 percent in 2020, 30 percent in 2018).
The LGBTQ+ community bucked the trend, reporting a decline (48 percent in 2020 vs. 63 percent) in harassment due to their sexual orientation.