Press ReleaseNovember 21, 2022

Disney Gives Chapek the Boot, Iger Returns to Change Course; Job Creators Network Reacts

Washington, DC (November 21, 2022) — Yesterday, Disney announced it would be replacing current CEO Bob Chapek with former 15-year CEO Bob Iger. Chapek stepped down from his position after less than three years. Iger, who worked at Disney for more than four decades has been given the mandate to “set the strategic direction for renewed growth… as Disney embarks on an increasingly complex period of industry transformation.”

Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, released the following statement:

“We’ve all heard the phrase ‘go woke, go broke.’ Well Disney learned firsthand that it’s more than just a phrase, it’s a reality. Bob Iger will be returning as Disney’s CEO, replacing three-year CEO Bob Chapek. Earlier this year as part of our Rock the Woke campaign, we placed a billboard in the heart of New York City’s Time Square calling out Disney’s decision to get involved in political and cultural debates which have nothing to do with their business. The billboard proclaimed, ‘No Mouse in My House,’ and encouraged people to boycott Disney until they dropped their political agenda. 

“The Disney board said they need Iger for this ‘complex period of industry transformation,’ which is a roundabout way of saying their political virtue signaling decreased profits instead of increasing them. Chapek was at the heart of Disney’s protest against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, parroting the left’s dishonest lies about it, and tanking Disney’s stock price. Hopefully, now with Bob Iger back at the helm, Disney will again focus on its mission to entertain families and children; and the board will realize their fiduciary responsibility is to its shareholders, not a woke CEO’s political agenda.”

 You can see JCN’s “No Mouse in My House” billboard here.