June 15, 2024 4:31 pm

Disney CEO Responds to Complaints of the Studio Being 'Too Woke'
Disney CEO Responds to Complaints of the Studio Being 'Too Woke'

Disney CEO Responds to Complaints of the Studio Being ‘Too Woke’

Disney is not “too woke,” according to CEO Bob Chapek. The Hollywood giant has come under fire recently from a number of recent changes around inclusivity and diversity in the studio’s output, including the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in its live-action Little Mermaid remake, the inclusion of a same-sex kiss in Lightyear and multiple additions to the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. All of this has led to complaints that the company is going woke for woke sake, but this is something that Chapek says is something that is “more complex” than many believe. He told the Wall Street Journal:

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​Disney has been attempting to be more inclusive than ever in some recent releases, but that has led to online backlash claiming them to be ‘too woke.’ Read More