The public relations executive from Disney who played a key role in the company’s horrible response to the recent law in Florida that bans public school teachers from talking about woke gender fluidity and sec theories is going to be forced to leave the company after only a short three months.
Geoff Morrell, the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer who created the company’s initial very neutral stance on the subject, stated in a letter that was grabbed by CNBC that the job was just not a good fit. Disney went on to change its position due to pressure from various activist employees and fringe groups along with the company’s stock suffering and dropping. Along with all of this, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law another bill that completely stripped Disney of its historical tax breaks and carveouts that allowed the Orlando-based theme park its odd autonomy.
“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” stated Morrell in the letter. “After talking this over with [Disney CEO] Bob [Chapek], I have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.”
Geoff Morrell Out as Disney Communications Chief – After Less Than 4 Months
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Morrell was formerly a White House correspondent for ABC and the spokesman for the Pentagon while under both presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He took this recent job on the 24th of January after a short jaunt with oil titan BP. He was Johnny on the spot when it came to dragging the company into controversy when he told Chapek to quickly go public with the reason from Disney for refusing to take a concrete stand on the new Florida legislation that critics have very maliciously called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The open letter from Chapek only caused the enraging of a group of woke, LGBTQ employees, and the CEO soon tried to walk back.
Various sources quite close to Morrell stated to CNBC that the executive tried to warn the company to just stay out of the ordeal altogether, reportedly fretting that it would just slam open the door for cries of hypocrisy because of Disney’s close ties with China’s oppressive communist party leadership. Morell was also scared about the idea that a stance going against the bill in Florida would bring harsh critique from both DeSantis and former President Trump.
Morrell’s choice to publicize the company’s neutral response was the sparking point that caused a major backlash that forced Chapek to cave to demands. Disney works have organized and carried out walkouts and calls for Chapek to be canned both before and after he issued his seemingly groveling apology for the initial decision to not try and fight the law, which quite a few polls seem to indicate is heavily supported by the American Public.