Disney Firm CEO Bob Chapek mentioned Lucasfilm‘s latest firing of fashionable actress Gina Carano is consistent with his firm’s mission to make use of these with “values of respect, values of decency, values of integrity, and values of inclusion.”
The remark got here Tuesday when the businessman was particularly requested by a shareholder if there’s a “blacklist” concentrating on expertise that doesn’t toe a left-wing ideological line.
“[Disney stands] for values which are common: values of respect, values of decency, values of integrity, and values of inclusion,” Mr. Chapek responded to the shareholder query whereas additionally denying the existence of a blacklist.
Ms. Carano was fired from Lucasfilm in February after warning followers on social media to keep away from demonizing one another over political variations.
The previous “Mandalorian” star in contrast fashionable political rhetoric to that of Nazi Germany previous to World Warfare II.
“Jews have been crushed within the streets, not by Nazi troopers however by their neighbors … even by kids,” she wrote. “As a result of historical past is edited, most individuals in the present day don’t notice that to get to the purpose the place Nazi troopers may simply spherical up hundreds of Jews, the federal government first made their very own neighbors hate them merely for being Jews. How is that any totally different from hating somebody for his or her political beliefs.”
Lucasfilm referred to as the tweet “abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Mr. Chapek appeared to agree.
“[Disney is not] left-leaning or right-leaning. … We search to have the content material that we make reflective of the wealthy variety of the world we reside in,” he mentioned, The Hollywood Reporter famous. “I feel that’s a world we must always all reside in concord and peace.”