Florida’s governor promised that lawmakers would pass bills targeting the theme park giant, even teasing that Disney could be neighbors with a new state prison.
Disney CEO Bob Iger on Monday said any retaliatory actions by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are not only “anti-business ... but anti-Florida.”
Disney said Bob Chapek, who succeeded Iger in 2020, had stepped down from the position.
The executive might want to brush up on his Disney theme parks next time.
Bob Iger explained his stance, saying, "it's about right and wrong."
The company, which has long been influential in Florida legislation, continues to face criticism for its response to the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill.
In a company memo, Bob Chapek admitted he "missed the mark" by initially insisting Disney maintain a neutral stance on Florida's anti-LGBTQ legislation.
In a staff memo, Bob Chapek touted his company's support of LGBTQ causes, but said Disney won't release an official statement on the controversial legislation.
The $200 million film will forgo a theatrical release and go directly to streaming on Sept. 4.