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BREAKING: Disney CEO Bob Chapek Issues Statement on Incident at U.S. Capitol

In light of recent events that took place at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has issued a statement via the company’s Twitter account:

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In the statement, Chapek condemned the acts transpired in the raid at the U.S. Capitol, insisting that the nation come together in support of democracy:

What we saw was an egregious an inexcusable assault on America’s most revered institution and our democracy. Thankfully, the democratic process that we hold dear ultimately prevailed. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we come together as one nation — united by our shared values, including decency, kindness, and respect for others.

The last time the company came forward and issued a statement on social issues was over the summer, when protests sprung up throughout the country due to ongoing racial disparity.

It’s expected that the Hall of Presidents attraction inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will eventually receive an update to include an audio-animatronic of president-elect Joe Biden. This would be the first time in decades that Disney has added in a new animatronic after less than 4 years. Disney has yet to issue a statement on the attraction update.

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Steve Mermelstein
17 days ago

Why did Disney contribute $10+ million to Trump’s 2020 campaign? Why hasn’t Gina been fired? Why was Mulan filmed in controversial China regions that detained at least 1 million people in interment camps? Why was Disney complicit with China in HK? Why hasn’t Disney shut down Hall of Presidents OR permanently remove Trump? (Most people never want to see the seditious spreader of hate there, even if moved to the back.) Why hasn’t Bob Chapek resigned or been fired for all of this?

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
14 days ago

Steve, I agree with most of your points, but what the does Trump have to do with anything? Remember that he is anti CCP, while Disney is in bed with them. Looks like you’re just looking for a way to blame Trump.

Dave Chambers
Dave Chambers
17 days ago

Or:
“Please come to DisneyWorld”
– Bob Chapek

AdeeK
AdeeK
17 days ago

I find it fascinating how many people didn’t make a peep during all of the rioting, looting, and lives lost during 2020 but they all seem compelled to make some statement now. So typical of the noble and brave.

Frank W
Frank W
17 days ago

That was well intentioned by pointless.

Fernando Reyes
Fernando Reyes
17 days ago

What I also saw yesterday is a rip off by your company, while selling tickets for a full park visit, that is only working at 60%, shame on you dude. You call yourself a CEO and didn’t even know what’s going on your own company 😂

Mike
Mike
17 days ago

Hey Bob, where was your statement after Seattle and Portland demonstrations a few months ago? Oh thats right those incidents were justifiable because people were expressing their frustrations, right? If you didn’t stand up and oppose those incidents, then sit down and shut up after this one!

Eric M
Eric M
17 days ago

It is hilarious that this dude is so out of touch with reality that he thinks congress is “America’s most revered institution”

What a muppet, no wonder Disney is going downhill under his “leadership”

Noname
Noname
17 days ago

Who cares what Chapek says about anything!

DAMON TRIPODI
DAMON TRIPODI
17 days ago

Unecessary statement

Gary Yee
Gary Yee
17 days ago

I haven’t been to WDW in over 13 years. I’m assuming there is already a dummy of 45? That one needs to be decommissioned.

Smokescreen
Smokescreen
17 days ago

The ironic part of this is that Disney parks have far less security these days since laying so many people off…..Blob Hatcheck is just pandering to appear woke in order to protect those assets.

HelloThere0021
HelloThere0021
17 days ago

While Disney is located in the US, this is the kind of thing I’d rather Disney not acknowledge.

steve reynolds
steve reynolds
17 days ago

that is our house those are our employees hired by us thr people. the elite can stand back as we show we still are the bosses and those elected work for us

Donna
Donna
11 days ago
Reply to  steve reynolds

Yeah and the majority of Americans decided Joe Biden is the new guy in charge.

Scott Fairchild
Scott Fairchild
17 days ago

What a vapid and useless response. Focus on your own problems Bob.

Will
Will
17 days ago

I hold stock in the Disney company. I did NOT pay this CEO Employee to make political comments, especially one sided ones that willfully and biasedly ignore the been and blasphemy election theft that took place on November 3rd, which was a fare worse sedition than anything that took place last Wednesday.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
14 days ago
Reply to  Will

Wil, I love you bro.

Donna
Donna
11 days ago
Reply to  Will

You’re a loser.

Will
Will
17 days ago

I hold stock in the Disney company, and I do not pay this CEO EMPLOYEE to use his office to make political comments, especially one sided comments that willfully and biasedly ignore the sedition that took place on November 3rd – the brazen election theft – that was far far worse than anything that took place this week. Those comments of his are pure hypocrisy.

Scottl
Scottl
17 days ago

Oh please, disney is one of the least patriotic companies to ever exist in this country. The founder, Walt Disney, was a pro-nazi advocate until the US entered the war, the company perpetuates black stereotypes, they have multiple subliminal sexually oriented art in their movies, they lobbied and won to destroy copyright laws in order to better themselves. There is plenty more. Fun place to visit but Bob Chapek sounds like an actual moron right now.

Edmund
Edmund
17 days ago

Thank you Bob, for the statement I agree we should respect the democracy and be united, I also believe the people that instigated the violence and destruction should be held accountable.

Brian
Brian
17 days ago

Does he have a public opinion about Disneyland still being closed? Yet, he has something to say about this? Weird times

Jay Jablonski
Jay Jablonski
17 days ago

Why did he feel so compelled to tie the Disney name to the event. Only an amateur in media relations would do such a thing. Didn’t see the CEO’s from P&G, GM, Ford or thousands of other major corporations put their companies name in jeopardy did you. All of those same companies even cancelled their advertising within news broadcasts so they could further distance themselves from the story. Walt and Roy are spinning in their grave !!!