X proprietor Elon Musk had Disney CEO Bob Iger on his thoughts on Thursday, posting about him a number of instances on X, notably saying that he “needs to be fired instantly.”
He needs to be fired instantly.
Walt Disney is popping in his grave over what Bob has finished to his firm.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 7, 2023
A spate of advertisers, together with Microsoft, Airbnb, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Disney, pulled or froze adverts on X (or are contemplating it) after Musk endorsed an antisemitic conspiracy concept final month, per paperwork seen by the New York Occasions.
Final week, on the 2023 DealBook Summit in New York, Musk instructed former advertisers who had pulled cash from X to “Go f–k your self” earlier than calling Iger out by title.
“Hey, Bob,” he mentioned from the stage.
Earlier that day, Iger defined why Disney stopped promoting on X.
“We simply felt that the affiliation with… Elon Musk and X was not essentially a constructive one for us,” Iger mentioned on the occasion.
Musk has been speaking about advertiser losses for months. In August, he posted that the platform “might fail” resulting from much less promoting income and elevated competitors.
The X posts began after information circulated that New Mexico Legal professional Common Raúl Torrez filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that Meta and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s platforms, corresponding to Fb and Instagram, “are usually not secure areas for kids” and lack “efficient” age verification, per CNBC.
Musk and Zuckerberg have had a long-standing feud that, at one level, virtually landed the duo in a cage combat.
Musk spelled Iger’s title flawed in a number of posts.
“Bob Eiger [sic] thinks it is cool to promote subsequent to baby exploitation materials. Actual stand-up man,” Musk posted.