In a surprising turn of events, the unconventional billionaire renowned for his outspoken nature on social media, Elon Musk, has taken to his influential platform to demand the swift ousting of Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Musk’s emphatic stance is clear: “He should be fired immediately. Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company.” This bold statement intensifies the ongoing dispute arising from Disney’s withdrawal of advertisements on Musk’s beleaguered social media venture, X.
Currently, Disney representatives have not responded to Musk’s call to terminate CEO Bob Iger. Iger, widely acknowledged for steering Disney to entertainment dominance through strategic acquisitions like Star Wars and Marvel Studios, faces escalating tensions after the advertising dispute with Musk’s platform.
Last month, Disney, along with other major companies, suspended advertising on X after Musk endorsed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Musk offered a subtle apology for the controversial post but delivered a profanity-laden message to companies abstaining from advertising on his social media platform.
Elon Musk’s criticism escalated during the New York Times DealBook Summit, where he directly targeted Bob Iger. Iger, in response, explained that Disney’s association with Musk and X had garnered unfavorable attention, influencing the decision to cease advertising.