Dec 7, 2023 - Business

Elon Musk: Disney CEO Bob Iger "should be fired immediately"

Elon Musk on Nov. 29 in New York City. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

X owner Elon Musk called for Disney CEO Bob Iger to be fired Thursday.

The big picture: The outburst comes as a growing number of X's biggest advertisers, including Disney, paused ads on the platform after Musk backed an antisemitic conspiracy theory, leaving the company's ad business in limbo.

Driving the news: "He should be fired immediately," Musk said on X, referring to Iger. "Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company."

  • In a separate tweet, Musk questioned why Disney is not pulling its ads from Meta after New Mexico sued the social media giant over allegations of child sexual abuse protection failures.
  • Representatives for Disney did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Of note: Musk pushed back on advertisers boycotting X at the 2023 DealBook Summit in New York last week.

  • "If somebody's gonna try to blackmail me with advertising? Blackmail me with money? Go f**k yourself," Musk said. "Don't advertise."
  • While on stage at the event, he looked out at the audience and presumably addressed Iger, who spoke on stage earlier.
  • "Hey Bob, if you're in the audience, that's how I feel. Don't advertise," Musk said.

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