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Deadline Hollywood reports:

The Walt Disney Co. initially took heat for not taking a public position on Florida’s so-called “don’t say gay” bill — and now they are under fire for doing just that. Others studios, though, have largely steered clear of the furor in the Sunshine State.

NBCUniversal, with its rival theme park presence in Orlando, has had no public comment on the new law. Paramount, Sony and Netflix also have not weighed in publicly. NBCU parent Comcast contributed to some of the same lawmakers behind the Florida law that Disney did.

Whether they like it or not, the issue isn’t going away, even as companies try to avoid the damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t situation that has dogged Disney.

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