Disney has removed the Confederate flag from its American Adventure theater in Epcot.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the flag was part of a display of more than 40 flags from America’s history.
One tourist from Connecticut said that Disney did the right thing by removing the controversial Southern symbol.
“I think in this day and age we shouldn’t be promoting a part of our history we’re not proud of,” Sheri Labowski told the Sentinel on Wednesday.
Following the Charleston church shooting on June 17, 2015, many have called for the removal of the Confederate flag after gunman Dylann Roof was seen holding the symbol in images on his website before the incident. The South Carolina House on Thursday approved a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. That flag is coming down on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10am.
Disney’s move comes two days after the park removed a bronze Bill Cosby bust from its Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza following the release of court documents showing the embattled comedian had previously admitted getting sedatives in order to have sex with women.
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