The 2018 annual meeting of Disney shareholders took place Thursday and one shareholder, in particular, put the company's CEO on the spot. Justin Danhof accuses Disney of fighting a request for any proof that honesty is the company's policy across their media platforms.
If the company's policy is dishonesty they are doing a good job of convincing shareholders that is the case. Danhof goes on to question Disney's anti-Trump propaganda, especially when it comes to ESPN who has been espousing anti-trump propaganda since his election.
He also questions CEO Bob Iger's handling of a racist remark by Jemele Hill when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist. Danhof accuses Iger of intervening and preventing the ESPN leadership from disciplining Jemele Hill which he himself admitted to. He goes on to ask Iger, "What kind of message does that send to other employees?"
Since Hill was allowed to keep her job, she again made another racist comment just last month, this time calling all Trump supporters white supremacists. Iger responds by saying she was "disciplined" for the things that she said or the things that she tweeted.
Well Mr. Iger, whatever you consider discipline certainly isn't very effective because, in the last several days, Hill doubled down on her white supremacist comments saying she "stands by them".
Danhof also brings up Joy Behar, a co-host of The View, saying that the tens of millions of conservative shareholders and Trump supporters behind Disney were offended when she called Christianity a "mental illness" and said the religion was "dangerous". Iger went on to say Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly for calling his religion a "mental illness".
He called her apology, which she made over the phone to Pence personally, "appropriate". When it comes to the anti-Trump propaganda being pushed by ESPN 24/7, Iger simply says he "doesn't agree with everything you said." Although, Iger did briefly admit some of the issues raised by Danhof held validity.
Well, it seems Disney shareholders were not too pleased with Iger as they have not voted against the CEO's pay package, a rare move which only happens 1.2 percent of the time in S&P 500 companies.
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