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Mr. Sparkle

(2,928 posts)
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 05:49 PM Dec 2023

Elon Musk demands Bob Iger 'be fired' after Disney pulled ads from X

The X owner and erratic billionaire conspiracy theorist went on a rampage Thursday against the Disney chief executive, assailing Iger for the Magic Kingdom’s decision to pull advertisements from his imperiled social media platform, and declaring that Iger should be forcibly removed from his job. “He should be fired immediately,” Musk, who often uses his influential perch to bully critics and others, wrote about Iger on the platform formerly known as Twitter. “Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company.”

Representatives for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But Iger is widely credited for boosting Disney into an entertainment juggernaut through a series of well-executed acquisitions — Star Wars, Marvel Studios, and Pixar — during his first stint as chief executive. Disney, like a slew of other major companies, stopped advertising on X last month, after Musk endorsed an antisemitic conspiracy theory popular among White supremacists. Musk tacitly apologized for the post last week after the flurry of companies ceased their relationships with X, but simultaneously delivered a profanity-laced message to companies who decline to purchase ads from his social media platform.

“Go f**k yourself,” Musk repeatedly said on stage to the fleeing brands at The New York Times DealBook Summit. At the summit, Musk singled out Iger, ranting against the Disney boss after he had explained earlier in the day that the entertainment giant had made the decision to stop advertising on X because of Musk. “We just felt that the association with… Elon Musk and X was not necessarily a positive one for us,” Iger said.

The decision to pull advertisements also came amid a broader trend on the social media website. Since Musk took over in late 2022, he has made a number of decisions that have contributed to a surge in hate speech, misinformation, and conspiracy theories on the platform. Musk has himself repeatedly contributed to the toxicity of X. Most recently, he boosted the false – and dangerous — Pizzagate conspiracy theory. Since he acquired the company, he has also smeared the press, launched ugly attacks on the Anti-Defamation League, and elevated extremists on the platform.


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Elon Musk demands Bob Iger 'be fired' after Disney pulled ads from X (Original Post) Mr. Sparkle Dec 2023 OP
I Understand His Point ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #1
Why would Disney continue to place ads there Johonny Dec 2023 #2
Musk should be fired. honest.abe Dec 2023 #3
Ready for the fool farm! Mopar151 Dec 2023 #6
Stupid Musk, Walt Disney isn't in a grave!!! Coventina Dec 2023 #4
Yeah I'm sure Walt's spirit is really upset his company is still BlueKota Dec 2023 #5
Iger should go on a rant about Musk's companies not advertising on Disney channels. al_liberal Dec 2023 #7
The WHINING!! TSExile Dec 2023 #8
Looks like Elon is multigraincracker Dec 2023 #9
Fuck muskie.. and Mahalo to Bob Iger!! Cha Dec 2023 #10
Iger doesn't suffer fools C_U_L8R Dec 2023 #11


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1. I Understand His Point
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 05:51 PM
Dec 2023

Iger actually knows how to build & operate a business & that's a foreign concept to Musk.
"Iger just can't be doing it right! It's not what I would do."


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2. Why would Disney continue to place ads there
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 05:52 PM
Dec 2023

The paid trolls bomb social media Disney ads with go woke, go broke shit ever since DeSantis declared Disney woke. Musk did nothing to shield advertisers from clearly paid instigators that essentially do negative advertising for free in the comment section of Disney's ads. Seems logical to remove the ads.


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5. Yeah I'm sure Walt's spirit is really upset his company is still
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 06:04 PM
Dec 2023

going strong 57 years after his death and that Bob Iger has been part of keeping it that way.

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