Disney Releases Statement on Recent Unrest

Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, and Disney Chief Diversity Officer Latondra Newton have released a joint statement to Disney employees on the recent unrest in the United States of America. Here is the statement, in its entirety:

Dear Fellow Employee,

The recent killing of George Floyd as well as other instances of lethal attacks and harassment of unarmed black citizens in our nation continue to drive outrage and calls for action by people of all cultural backgrounds, including many of our employees. Feelings of grief and anger cause us to confront the inscrutable idea that the lives of some are deemed less valuable – and less worthy of dignity, care and protection – than the lives of others.

While these devastating incidents are not new, there’s something unique about what’s happening in this moment. The pandemic coupled with these recent injustices have pushed the issues of racial disparity into the open.

We, too, are struggling to make sense of the recent tragedies that leave us feeling overcome with sorrow. While we don’t have all the answers, we resolve to use our compassion, our creative ideas and our collective sense of humanity to ensure we are fostering a culture that acknowledges our people’s feelings and their pain. We also realize that now more than ever is the time for us all to further strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion everywhere.
We intend to focus our efforts and resources to compassionately and constructively talk about these matters openly and honestly as we seek solutions. We intend to keep the conversation going, not just today, but for as long as it takes to bring about real change.

Bob Chapek, Bob Iger & Latondra Newton

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Mike
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Seems very odd to me as a “Cast Member” that they would say fellow employee. They are adamant about us not being referred to or calling ourselves employees. We are cast members!

  2. Good catch David. Did anyone else notice in that virtue signaling statement all the inflammatory language. Way to go Disney. I am quite sure that will calm everyone down. Why don’t you just do what you are supposed to do and run your parks. ??

  3. What inflammatory language? All I see is an accurate portrayal of the issues at large here in the US.

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