In recent months, Disney has received a lot of media attention. The business challenged Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, adopted a number of “woke” practices, and fired CEO Bob Chapek in favor of Robert Iger, who had previously served as CEO. Another senior executive has now been fired by the company.
Ike Perlmutter, the CEO of Marvel Entertainment, was fired by Disney on March 29. The business claimed that the administrative and content departments’ budget reduction were the cause of his termination. According to estimates, this equals $5.5 billion and 7,000 jobs.
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However, the chairman didn’t leave in silence. He issued a formal statement on the subject in which he made it plain that he had been fired, not laid off. According to Perlmutter, the issue is with his method of doing the job, which puts more emphasis on the financial line than on creativity or Hollywood. People who are familiar with him, are “well aware of his fixation on fiscal discipline to improve efficiency.”
The 80-year-old Perlmutter also granted a rare interview to The Wall Street Journal, which led to the publication of an exclusive describing the chairman’s departure. Perlmutter questioned decisions and wasn’t afraid to speak to the top brass — or even call up Governor Ron DeSantis — to discuss what he regarded as mistakes, according to the site, which highlighted that he wasn’t the traditional type of employee Disney is renowned for.
He denied a claim made by the business that his termination was due to budget constraints, according to general counsel Horacio Gutierrez. Instead, he claimed, “it was merely a convenient excuse” to fire someone “who dared challenge the company’s way of doing business.”