Anti-Semitic Flyers Targeting Disney Left Outside Homes in Florida Cities

Anti-Semitic pamphlets specifically targeting Disney with conspiratorial language were found outside numerous Florida homes Tuesday morning.

Residents of cities such as Miami, Coral Gables, Orlando, Jacksonville and Fort Pierce found the pamphlets in otherwise harmless-looking gift bags left outside their homes overnight. Inside the plastic bags were candy corn and pictures of various Disney characters, according to the report Miami Herald

However, upon closer inspection, the flyers were found to contain bigoted anti-Semitic messages targeting the Walt Disney Company, specifically appealing to right-wing “nurturing” conspiracy theories about the company that have taken hold in recent months.

“Every aspect of Disney’s childcare is Jewish,” the pamphlets read. “Protect your children.”

In the Miami area, the pamphlets were mostly distributed around Coral Gables, including on Granada Boulevard, Capri Street, and Cordova Street. Only a few were found in Miami itself, the Herald reported.

Numerous anti-Semitic pamphlets were found outside homes in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida Tuesday morning. Above, a sign at a Miami Beach protest against anti-Semitism.
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The reports that Disney has associated with “grooming” stem from conspiracy theories that arose after the company spoke out against Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” law, which limits the public school faculty’s ability to address gender and sexuality issues. students to discuss limited.

In light of Disney’s stance, numerous conservative figures, including some elected officials, have begun to accuse the company of taking care of children, a term used to describe predatory adults who manipulate children into accepting sexual abuse. This idea itself was inspired by common homophobic rhetoric that mixes LGBTQ communities with pedophilia.

In addition to messages aimed at Disney, some pamphlets contain messages against gun control and immigration, all while maintaining the anti-Semitic focus. Law enforcement officers in talks with the Herald said it is currently unknown how the distribution of flyers in so many areas in Florida was coordinated. A user of the NextDoor app claimed to have seen a person in the Coral Gables area throw something out of a light-colored car around 3:30 a.m. EST.

“We have very little information,” Miami police spokeswoman Kenya Fallat said in a statement. “We’re looking at how we can put the puzzle together.”

Among the Miami residents who found a pamphlet outside their home on Tuesday was Daniela Torrealba, a supervisor in the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office. The pamphlet she found contained the rhetoric against gun control. Before calling the police, she put on plastic gloves and put the potentially dangerous fake gift bag in another bag and brought it inside.

“It is sick and sad to say that this is the situation we are in, but I was initially happy that everyone got it,” Torrealba told the newspaper. Herald. “I was initially afraid that we were the target.”

news week has contacted Disney and the Miami Police Department for comment.

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