Bob Iger, aka Mickey Mouse’s boss has raised some serious questions about Disney’s future investment in Florida. In a recent earnings call with investors, he straight-up asked if the state wanted Disney to employ more people, pay more taxes and invest more or not.
So, if Disney were to turn elsewhere, then quite a considerable number of people would lose their jobs, as Disney employs over 75,000 people in Florida.
Disney CEO Bob Iger throws more shade at Ron DeSantis, asks Florida if they want more jobs from Disney or not.
It’s like a verbal brawl between these two, with Disney even suing the governor and other officials in April. Disney claimed they were the victims of a “targeted campaign” orchestrated by DeSantis who is wielding “government power” as a punishment for Disney’s “protected speech.” Who knew amusement parks were such a political hotbed?
Apparently, DeSantis is holding a grudge against Disney for opposing the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. That is, the Parental Rights in Education Bill. Maybe Mickey Mouse just wants to come out of the closet already?
During the recent earnings call, Iger pulled no punches saying that Disney employs over 75,000 people in Florida and pays a whopping $1.1 billion in state and local taxes. That’s a lot of cheddar for a company that’s supposed to be all about fun and games.
Disney had plans to invest $17 billion in Florida over the next decade, but now they’re questioning whether it’s worth it. Iger even went as far as to ask the state if they even want Disney’s investment or not. Ouch, that’s gotta sting, DeSantis!
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But seriously, DeSantis is running for President and he’s already got beef with one of the most beloved companies in the world? That’s not a good look, my friend. A First Amendment expert even said that Disney has a “strong case” against DeSantis. Maybe it’s time to kiss and make up before the Magic Kingdom ends Desantis’ presidential ambition before it even begins.