Bob Iger’s name has been in the news quite a bit recently — and it’s partially thanks to X CEO Elon Musk.
Disney and other major corporations recently pulled ads from the site following comments from Musk that were deemed anti-Semitic, which didn’t sit well with the tech mogul and prompted an expletive-riddled reaction. But, it doesn’t look like Elon is done ranting about Iger just yet.
Elon Musk has called for Disney CEO Bob Iger to be “fired immediately” following the company’s boycott of advertising on X (formerly Twitter).
He continued that Walt Disney was “turning in his grave” for what Iger had done to the company in a series of tweets.
He should be fired immediately.
Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 7, 2023
Recently, Musk, owner of X, shared comments on the platform that were deemed anti-Semitic. Following the backlash, Disney, along with Comcast/NBCUniversal, Paramount Global, Warner Bros Discovery, Apple, Lionsgate, and others pulled ads from the site.
Regarding Iger’s decision to pull Disney ads from the platform, Musk said, “Don’t advertise. If someone is going to try and blackmail me with advertising? Blackmail me with money? Go f–k yourself. Go f–k yourself, is that clear? Hey Bob, if you’re in the audience. That’s how I feel, don’t advertise.”
Now, it seems as though Musk is doubling-down on his attack on Iger and Disney, sharing in another tweet that “Bob [Eiger] thinks it’s cool to advertise next to child exploitation material. Real stand-up guy.”
This particular tweet was in reference to a new report from CNBC regarding a recently filed lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram. Disney is not named in the suit.
“I have a lot of respect for Elon and what he’s accomplished,“ said Iger, prior to Musk’s latest comments. He continued, “by him taking the position that he took in quite a public manner, we just felt that the association with that position and Elon Musk and X was not necessarily a positive one for us. And we decided we would pull our advertising.”
When asked how long this advertising ban will be in effect, Iger said that he hadn’t decided. “I haven’t really addressed it since the decision was made.”
We’ll keep an eye out for any updates, so stay tuned to AllEars for more.