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Disney CEO’s Olive Branch to China Amidst Heavy Censorship Backlash

Disney CEO's Olive Branch to China Amidst Heavy Censorship Backlash

China, being a country with some heavy censorship rules, has had a reputation for canceling movies that showcased a different culture. Disney, being one of several companies that try to bring woke culture to kids has often run into problems with them.

In a meeting, the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger met with a delegation from the Chinese Communist Party to discuss how the company would represent its media in China better. Essentially giving China an olive branch to reconcile things, Bob Iger wishes to build upon a trusting deal that would let Disney release into the Chinese market without disturbing the thoughts and ideologies of the country.

Bob Iger is the current CEO of Disney.
Bob Iger is the current CEO of Disney.

Bob Iger Hopes Disney Will Reconcile With China

Well, after some years of streaming services taking the lead, people tried to resurrect the art of cinema and theaters. While releasing movies in theaters, China did not allow the release of several Marvel movies due to unknown reasons, even though the censor board cleared it.

Bob Iger.
Bob Iger.

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After the whole ordeal was over, it has been reported that a delegation from the Chinese Communist Party had a meeting with Disney CEO Bob Iger. With the intention of making things all right between the company and the country, Iger admitted that they have indeed done wrong in the past, but are willing to make up for it for a better future.

During the hour-long meeting, 10 lawmakers raised the issue of China’s unnecessary censorship. An insider source however stated that CEO Bob Iger sorted things out and that he reconciled it between Disney and the country’s regime. The source stated that Iger’s aim is not to change the story but “it was a value judgment and don’t always get it right.”

This could potentially mean that China and Disney’s relationship would be on better terms now, and who knows, maybe the country would also allow the release of Marvel movies from now on. As Bob Iger tries to make it up to a country, a Floridan Republican governor wants to make the company pay!

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Bob Iger Lashes At Governor Who Wants Disney Chained

Bob Iger is against the idea of an overseeing committee.
Bob Iger is against the idea of an overseeing committee.

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With all the anti-LGBT bills that Florida seems to want to pass, Disney was scolded by Floridan Governor Ron DeSantis. Having heard enough of it, Bob Iger lashed out at the governor, as he said that a company deserved the same freedom of speech that an individual may hold.

“It seems like he’s decided to retaliate against us, including the naming of a new board to oversee the property and the business, in effect to seek to punish a company for its exercise of a constitutional right. That just seems really wrong to me.”

The CEO further continued,

 “Any action that thwarts those efforts simply to retaliate for a position the company took sounds not just anti-business, but it sounds anti-Florida. And I’ll just leave it at that.”

It seems that if things get worse, Disney may soon have a panel of oversee directors operating over the mass media company. The case is currently on trial as the judge prepares for the next hearing of Disney vs the governor.

Source: CBR

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.