So recently, I’ve been noticing a lot more people starting to call Disney out on their bullshit, which is really awesome because Goddamn have they just gotten worse and worse as time goes on, but there’s one thing I’ve started to notice about these posts that I think warrants a really important addition that needs to be made to all future callouts.
You see in a lot of these cases the consensus is “Fuck Disney” and while that’s very true, in reality your kinda being extremely broad here, as the company is broken up into at least 8 different studios, split into different divisions like ones for the theme parks and resorts, one for the cruise line etc, and has hundreds of thousands of employees under its belt. A lot of times when companies like Amazon and Tesla are called out, people are also making sure to specifically calling out their CEOs and founders, in this case Bezos and Musk, and making it very clear that they are also very much so in the wrong here, rightfully so placing the responsibility onto them.
But I rarely ever see this happen with Disney, and I thinks it’s important we start to change that a bit. Right now Disney as a whole is being helmed by two men, Bob Iger and Bob Chapek, as even though Chapek has officially been named the CEO and Iger was on his way out, he decided to step back into the role for a bit due to the pandemic, so he’s still very much at fault for a lot of this as well. You might know Iger as the man responsible for buying up, well, pretty much every hot ticket property Disney has right now including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel as well as plenty of other shady deals. He’s even made it clear that’s he looking to take up a Presidential bid sometime in the next few years which is just Absolutely Yikes. Chapek on the other hand, is so notorious that even die-hard Disney fans more often then not will say they despise him, mainly due to his massive budget cuts in the theme parks that have not only dulled down the overall experience, but more importantly have resulted in thousands of cast members, even before the pandemic, being laid off because he didn’t see them as being “necessary”. His most common nickname is Lex Luther for a reason. And what’s worst, while they both agreed to cutting off their salaries completely at the start of the pandemic, they’ve since gone back to being paid-in full, and they’re still laying off massive amounts of their workers while their parks are being reopened, which I can tell you from personal experience is exactly what Chapek wanted all along.
There’s plenty more about these two guys that I could talk about, but the point here is it’s time to put faces and names to a lot of the shit the company has being trying to get away with over the years, and I wanna keep this post relatively short. So, just please remember, make sure whenever you say “Fuck Disney” that you also make sure to say “Fuck Bob Iger” and “Fuck Bob Chapek”. Make their names just as known as Bezos and Musk for all the wrong reasons, and maybe we can stop another fucking millionaire from having one of the highest seats in the US government.
Edit: I do want to make this clear since this has been gaining traction again, but I wanna stress that I’m not trying to tell people not be mad or angry or hold Disney accountable for what has happened with the company, but that I think it’s important that alongside that, people are aware of who’s at the top of this particular corporate ladder, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from making this post it’s that not a lot of people were aware of who either of these men are, despite the massive influence they’ve had on not only Disney but other companies as well, of which they will likely continue to have. I have an issue with the company itself and what’s its become over the years, as well as the two people who are currently at the head of said company.
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3) Krel picks up a job at Hex Tech, and gets his fill of tech magic under the tutelage of Zoe! I would love to see these two interacting, I feel like they would get along super well and be an amusing duo to watch.
4) The toe kiddos (+3 old kiddos) go to Disneyland cuz they deserve it!!! Archie, Douxie and Zoe would be the “chaperones” and Nari would be the chaperone who needs chaperoning. I would love to do some more vignettes of the wonderful chaos on this trip haha.
Enjoy y’all! HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPY THOUGHTS!
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