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Florida Teacher Arrested for Showing Disney Movie Featuring Boy Character with Girl’s Name

By Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker

May 15, 2023

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla / Getty
Photograph by Chip Somodevilla / Getty

PENSACOLA, FLA. (The Borowitz Report)—A third-grade teacher in Pensacola, Florida, has been arrested for showing her students a Disney movie featuring a boy character with a girl’s name, school-district officials have confirmed.

The teacher, Carol Foyler, claimed that she thought it was “O.K.” to show the incendiary film because the character in question was a deer.

Governor Ron DeSantis, however, begged to differ, arguing that Florida’s children were being “indoctrinated to emulate the deer’s sick life style.”

“Students in Florida’s schools have not been taught to distinguish between themselves and deer,” he said.

DeSantis also objected to a controversial scene early in the film in which the main character’s mother is shot and killed. “I will not rest until Florida’s schools are rid of such blatant anti-Second Amendment propaganda,” he vowed.

Andy Borowitz is a Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes The Borowitz Report, a satirical column on the news.



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