Disney CEO Bob Chapek “resigned” from his top-dog position this weekend after its board of directors seemingly presented him with no other option. Disney has been mired in public relations nightmares under Chapek’s tenure and appallingly dismal earnings reports in recent weeks.
Showing just how magnificent this turn of events is, Chapek had just been inked to a new three-year contract in July after losing the culture battle with Ron DeSantis and parents all over the country. Just four months later, he’s out. Chapek will be replaced by former CEO Bog Iger.
Just a few weeks ago, Chapek was doubling down on his woke insanity while speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live event. When asked about Disney’s push for endless inclusive and diverse stories and characters, Chapek denied Disney had become too woke.
“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 of the claims Disney had lost its way 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 previously reported that the hopelessly woke Chapek “groveled” to a small but loud contingent of employees after Florida governor Ron DeSantis took the House of Mouse to task for pushing insane 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.”
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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, Chapek said during his best Maoist struggle session. “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 responsible for overseeing all of Disney’s decline; his predecessor and now successor watched as Disney failed megabrands like Star Wars and Marvel, smaller units helmed by Kathleen Kennedy and Kevin Feige, but he certainly didn’t make things better. As the New York Post wrote last March during the Disney-DeSantis fight, his other employees helped sink his ship. Most American families simply don’t want this garbage.
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.”
That video can be seen 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