Disney Takes A Stand Against Racism Across Social Media Channels in Light of Protests

As protests continue across the United States following the killing of George Floyd, The Walt Disney Company has posted a statement across the social media channels of its various brands.

The statement reads:

We stand against racism.

We stand for inclusion.

We stand with our fellow Black employees, storytellers, creators and the entire Black community.

We must unite and speak out.

The statement, posted early Sunday evening, appeared on a number of Twitter accounts run by Disney, including Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios, Star Wars, and Disney Channel.

Disney Music Group released a different statement, which included the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag:

We stand for inclusion. We stand against racism. We stand with the Black community.

We must unite to raise our voices to honor their lives and to amplify their stories, on stage and off.

#BlackLivesMatter

Disney on Broadway released a statement that merged the phrasing of the other two, mentioning “Black artists, employees, audiences and the entire Black community.”

Earlier on Sunday, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek, and Latondra Newton released a statement to Disney employees, saying “that now more than ever is the time for us all to further strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion everywhere.”

Here at WDWNT, we believe that #BlackLivesMatter is not a political statement, but one grounded on the basis of equality and justice for all.

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Annoyed
Annoyed
5 months ago

This statement is not needed. Some Disney spokesperson with a soap box and a craving for attention. This kind of crap is essentially an approval of violent (perceived) retribution.

Christina A
Christina A
5 months ago
Reply to  Annoyed

Nope not Disney. Sadly, you are.

harry
harry
5 months ago

i am totally ok with these protests and everything BUT DO NOT destroy beloved cities and towns so badly that the national guard has to come. These people are the ones who give this protest a bad name and dishonors the memory of George Floyd

Steve
Steve
5 months ago

Well said. Let this be the first of many steps on the path of real change.

Bob
Bob
5 months ago

“It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears…”

Cds
Cds
5 months ago

Good for them. They are correct. However, I’d also like to see a sincere condemnation of anarchy, private property distraction and assault. After all it’s why they are having to close early after just reopening. . Assuming they are against those things also.