Walt Disney’s Grandson Calls Out Company Executives for Furloughing Employees During Pandemic
It seems Bradford Lund, Grandson of Walt Disney has some thoughts on the misuse of funds when it comes to The Walt Disney Company. With thousands of Cast Members being furloughed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems Lund feels that funds should have been distributed more evenly throughout the company.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Bradford stated “I have already expressed my hope that the Disney organization continues to give reasonable compensation and support to its many loyal employees in the spirit of the company of which my grandfather was so proud,” adding that it be the “right thing to do during these difficult times.”
This isn’t the first time a member of the Disney family has spoken out against the way things are being handled during these trying times. In April, Abigail Disney took to Twitter to share her disdain over the furloughing of employees only to split $1.5 billion dollars amongst the company’s higher-up executives.
OK, I've been holding my tongue on the theory that a pandemic is no time to be calling people out on anything other than failing us in a public health sense. I thought it might be a moment for peace and reconciliation. But I feel a thread coming on….1/ https://t.co/G1mUq7RmAV
The Disney company has shared that the decision to furlough employees was one that was not made lightly, with the cuts saving the company $500 million a month, bonuses for executives were not affected, leaving others to feel like it could have been handled differently. Bradford Lund stated that they are unfortunately not putting proper care in place for its employees.
So what are your thoughts on the distribution of funds when it comes to the Disney Company weathering the Coronavirus storm? Let us know in the comments below!