NLPC in FoxBusiness: Did ‘Woke’ Cause Disney to Boot CEO Bob Chapek?

Writing last night for FoxBusiness.com, reporter Breck Dumas interviewed Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project, about the sudden replacement of Disney CEO Bob Chapek (pictured above) with returning former chairman Robert Iger .

From the article:

…Disney’s very public stance against Florida’s law also drew attention to Disney’s silence on human rights atrocities in China, where the company is heavily invested. The National Legal and Policy Center, an activist shareholder, even accused Disney at its annual meeting of “complicity in China genocide.”

 

Paul Chesser, director of the NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project, told FOX Business while Chapek certainly botched the situation in Florida and made several missteps, he was also partly a victim of some major headwinds.

 

Chapek took over at Disney in 2020, and the company received numerous negative headlines over pandemic restrictions at parks and employee vaccine requirements. There have also been a renewed backlash against environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives by companies like Disney, which Chesser says may have taken Chapek by surprise…

 

All of those factors, including other “woke” moves, have ultimately led to the degradation of Disney’s brand among its fan base, Chesser says. He pointed to the company’s decision to include a same-sex kiss in Pixar’s latest “Toy Story” film, “Lightyear,” which he says “devalued” and destroyed the beloved franchise.

Read the full article at Fox Business.

 

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