Disney CEO says the company is not “left-leaning” and can actually “unite us all”

by Jenny Mount · Mar 11th, 2021 12:11 pm

Last Updated Mar 12th, 2021 at 7:57 pm

The Walt Disney CEO says the company is not left leaning and believes it can "unite us all," even though the majority of Americans say Disney has taken political correctness too far.

"The fact is that we have a tremendous opportunity now to bring this country back together and unite people — one thing we can all agree on is the power of Disney to unite us all," said Disney CEO Bob Chapek during a shareholders call.

Chapek was also asked about Disney's decision to fire actress Gina Carano after she shared a post on social media that seemingly compared the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate.

Chapek did not directly respond to the question regarding Carano, but he did reject any notion of an ideological bias.

"I don't really see Disney as characterizing itself as right-leaning or left-leaning," Chapek said.

While Chapek believes that Disney's values are "universal," the majority of Americans say the company is too woke, according to a recent Survey Monkey poll.

The poll showed that "nearly two-thirds of Americans agree that companies like Disney have taken political correctness too far." Ninety percent of Republicans, 60% of independent voters, and 47% of Democrats all agreed.


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