Elon Musk told Disney’s Bob Igor to “Go F*** Yourself” – now it looks like Musk is taking over Disney.
In November in response to Disney claiming Musk was antisemitic and taking away their ads Elon Musk let Disney CEO Bob Igor have it.
Elon Musk has a message for all the corporations pulling ad money from X:
“Go fuck yourself. Go fuck yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is.” pic.twitter.com/9gStlAbjFn
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 29, 2023
Today it was reported that Elon Musk is supporting an actress that was targeted by Disney for being conservative.
early three years after the Star Wars franchise owners fired her from the hit TV series “The Mandalorian” over a repost on social media, producer and actress Gina Carano plans to sue Disney’s Lucasfilm for caving to a “bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying & making an example out of me.”
“The truth is I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked because I was not in line with the acceptable narrative of the time,” Carano wrote in a long post on X on Tuesday. “My words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist.”
In addition, Musk recently was seen at a movie premier with a key investor of Disney.
Meanwhile, Nelson Peltz is the largest private shareholder of Disney stock, as well as the head of Trian — an activist investment fund looking to shore up two board seats on the Disney directorship. That’s in contrast to what Disney officially wants as the board has not recommended Trian’s proposed board members who will be up for ballot vote come April. Trian wants both Nelson Peltz and former Disney chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo, on the board. And Trian has not been subdued with their criticisms of the current board, as well as current Disney management.
Disney is the world’s greatest entertainment company, BUT each non-management director has watched as shareholder returns have lagged; collectively, they only own less than $15M in $DIS stock. Trian believes $DIS needs new, truly independent board members to #RestoreTheMagic.
— Restore The Magic (@RestoringMagic) January 18, 2024
But perhaps the biggest bombshell of Elon Musk joining Nelson Peltz on the red carpet of Selena Gomez’ Lola film was his hinting that he was “with friends” and thinking about “companies to acquire”. If there’s anyone who has the pockets deep enough to actually help Peltz take control of Disney, it’s Elon Musk. And there’s little doubt in the timing of all this considering the next earnings call for The Walt Disney Company is later this week. It’s hard to imagine Bob Iger having the earnings call now without even a question about this possibility.
Dropping bombs like… pic.twitter.com/qdcBCq7kQ0
— Scott (@ScottPolhamus) February 4, 2024
It looks like Disney’s failing CEO Bob Igor’s days at the media giant are limited.