Recently, we’ve been keeping up with everything that has unfolded since Bob Iger took over as CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
We’ve seen executive after executive leave following Chapek’s exit, stocks have been performing better than in recent months, and a top contender has been revealed for Iger’s successor. And now, Iger has made one of his first public speaking appearances since taking the helm to discuss gun control responsibility.
Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke at the Sandy Hook Promise Benefit in New York on December 6th, “to condemn and lift up solutions to the continuing issue of gun violence” on the 10th anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
The event was “a night honoring an organization started by parents of the victims that trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Iger was joined by Former President Barack Obama and Matthew McConaughey at the benefit, and was being honored for his support of gun reform and the Start with Hello initiative which “works to combat social isolation.”
The boomerang CEO shared that preventing shootings “should be among our highest priorities.” He shared, “As a grandfather, as a father, as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, I believe there is no greater or more important task than ensuring the safety and well-being of our children.”
“Those of us who are in positions to affect change, whether it’s by influencing laws of shaping culture or supporting organizations on the frontlines, I think we have an extra responsibility,” he continued.
This isn’t the first time Iger has spoken out about his support for gun control, as he previously called for politicians to have a dialogue on the topic. And in 2018, he posted a tweet condemning a lack of action, sharing that we were “failing our children.”
We’ll continue to look for more updates from Bob Iger and The Walt Disney Company, so stay tuned to AllEars for more.