This weekend, Disney CEO Bob Chapek “resigned” from his position because it seemed like the board of directors gave him no other choice. Chapek’s time at Disney has been full of PR nightmares, and the company’s earnings reports in the past few weeks have been dreadful.
Chapek had just signed a new three-year contract in July, right after he lost the culture war with Ron DeSantis and parents all over the country. This shows how great this turn of events is. After only four months, he’s out. Bog Iger, who was CEO before Chapek, will take over.
A few weeks ago, when Chapek spoke at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live event, he went even further with his woke craziness. Chapek denied that Disney had become too woke when he was asked about Disney’s push for a lot of stories and characters that are inclusive and different.
“I think the more complex something is, the more you really have to drill down into the basics. And we want our content to reflect the rich, diverse world that we live in,” he said in response to the claim that Disney had lost touch with families. “And, again, I guess that’s another way of saying, ‘Catering to your audience.’ But the world is a rich, diverse place and we want our content to reflect that. And we’re so blessed to have the greatest content creators and they see it similarly.”
Breitbart said before that Chapek “groveled” to a small but loud group of employees after Florida governor Ron DeSantis called out the House of Mouse for pushing crazy gender theory on children and families.
The Walt Disney Co.’s CEO Bob Chapek has taken a knee before his LGBTQ employees, issuing a humiliating apology after some of them mutinied over the company’s refusal to condemn Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which would forbid the teaching of sexuality and transgender ideology to students in kindergarten through third grade.
In his groveling mea culpa, Chapek said he needed to be a “stronger ally” to the company’s gay and transgender employees. He also falsely referred to the legislation as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — a smear created by Democrats and dutifully propagated by the news media — claiming it poses a “challenge to basic human rights.”
In a new email to employees, Disney CEO Bob Chapek apologizes for the company’s “silence” regarding Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill:
“You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and I let you down. I am sorry.” pic.twitter.com/4px8AQbFhS
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 11, 2022
“You needed me to be a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights and I let you down. I am sorry.” During his best Maoist struggle meeting, Chapek said, “I truly believe we are an infinitely better and stronger company because of our LGBTQ+ community. I missed the mark in this case but am an ally you can count on—and I will be an outspoken champion for the protections, visibility, and opportunity you deserve.”
Chapek is not to blame for all of Disney’s problems. His predecessor and now his successor watched as Disney failed with big brands like Star Wars and Marvel and smaller units led by Kathleen Kennedy and Kevin Feige, but he didn’t improve things. During the Disney-DeSantis fight in March 2016, the New York Post wrote that his other employees helped sink his ship. Most American families don’t want this kind of trash.
A Disney executive vowed more inclusivity in its productions – as the entertainment giant works to make underrepresented groups, such as racial minorities and the LGBTQ community, account for at least 50 percent of its regular characters by the end of the year.
Karey Burke, president of Disney’s General Entertainment Content, said the company must do more to make its content more inclusive in a company-wide Zoom call Monday that was later posted to Twitter.
“I’m here as a mother of two queer children, actually,” Burke said on the call. “One transgender child and one pansexual child, and also as a leader.”
You can watch that video below:
SCOOP: Disney corporate president Karey Burke says, "as the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child," she supports having "many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories" and wants a minimum of 50 percent of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities. pic.twitter.com/oFRUiuu9JG
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
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