Walt Disney World Removes Confederate Flag From Display in Epcot (Report)
The Confederate banner was a part of a display that takes guests through United States history.
Walt Disney World has reportedly removed a Confederate flag from a display in Epcot's American Adventure.
A version of the Confederate banner was removed from a flag display in the park, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Wednesday. News of the flag removal comes a day after Disney World removed a Bill Cosby bust statue from its Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza after the park closed Tuesday night.
The Confederate banner was among 40-plus flags that are on display in Epcot as a part of a showcase of banners throughout United States history. Visitors to the American Adventure display watch an animatronics show that takes guests through the country's history, making references to slavery, Civil War and abolitionists.
On June 17, nine South Carolina black church members were gunned down by Dylann Roof, a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy, which spurred Gov. Nikki Haley to call for the flag to be removed from the state capitol's grounds. On Wednesday, the state's House approved the flag's removal.
A Walt Disney World representative did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.
July 8 at 11 p.m. Updated with news of House approval.