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Elon Musk Claims Ceo Bob Iger “Should Be Fired Immediately” Because He is So Furious With Disney for Removing Advertisements From X

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Elon Musk Claims Ceo Bob Iger Should Be Fired Immediately Because He is So Furious With Disney for Removing Advertisements From X

Elon Musk escalated his public outburst at Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger for a second time, criticizing the entertainment giant for joining an ad boycott of his social media platform.

Musk remarked on his social media platform, X, that “Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company.” Iger “should be fired immediately,” according to Musk as well.

The remarks follow Disney’s and other corporations’ suspension of their advertising budgets on X, the old Twitter, in response to Musk endorsing antisemitic sentiments on the platform. Disney ranked among the major sponsors of X.

Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at LightShed Partners, stated that “advertisers have lots of choices where to spend their marketing dollars, and Twitter/X is certainly not a must-advertise platform, it never has been.” “It’s difficult to see how attacking one of the most well-respected CEOs in the world further achieves that goal. Brands want to have confidence in management, leadership, and brand safety.”

Throughout a run of posts The CEO of Tesla seemed to make reference to the recent box office success of Disney movies on Thursday, stating that Iger “drops more bombs than a B-52.”

Disney opted not to respond.

Musk also cited a lawsuit out of New Mexico that claimed Facebook and Instagram posts encouraged child sex abuse and trafficking.

“Bob Eiger, why is there no advertiser boycott?” Musk posted a message on X. “You are supporting this content!” Musk spelled Iger’s last name incorrectly.

Media Matters for America, a leftist watchdog group, recently revealed that advertisements for Apple Inc., International Business Machines Corp., and Oracle Corp. were appearing alongside pro-Nazi content on X. Musk filed a lawsuit against the company.

Last week, during a speech at the New York Times DealBook Summit, Musk claimed that he was being blackmailed by marketers. Iger, who was present at the same gathering, was singled out by him.

Joshua Tucker, a politics professor and co-director of the Center for Social Media and Politics at New York University, claims that under Musk, X has lost appeal as a product to potential marketers.

The irony here is that Musk, who says he bought Twitter to make it a free speech platform, gets irritated when people use their own right to free speech to criticize him or his firm, according to Tucker.

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