A fifth-grade teacher said she is being investigated by the Florida Department of Education after she showed her students “Strange World,” a 2022 animated Disney movie featuring a character who is biracial and gay.
Jenna Barbee, a teacher in Hernando County’s Winding Waters K-8 school, told her story in a widely viewed TikTok post over the weekend.
“I am the teacher that’s under investigation with the Florida Department of Education for indoctrination for showing a Disney movie,” she said.
In the video, Barbee explained she played the Disney movie to a class, which was only partially full after a day of standardized testing.
She also said she had previously-signed permission slips from all the parents, allowing the students to watch a movie rated PG.
“Yesterday, the Disney movie ‘Strange World’ was shown in your child’s classroom,” the school district said.
“While not the main plot of the movie, parts of the story involves a male character having and expressing feelings for another male character. »