Elon Musk demands Disney’s Bob Iger resign after pulling ads from X – after telling him and other advertisers to ‘go f**k yourselves’: ‘Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company’

  • Musk wrote on X that Disney CEO Bob Iger “should be fired immediately” after he removed ads from the platform.
  • His comments come after X users pointed out that Disney is still partnering with Meta despite the social media platform facing legal action over its “failure” to stop child abuse.
  • Iger pulled out of advertising on X due to Musk’s anti-Semitism scandal

Elon Musk is calling for the resignation of Disney CEO Bob Iger after he removed an ad from his social media platform.

Iger cut ties with X (formerly Twitter) after Musk supported an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

The move prompted the former Tesla owner to go on a tirade against Iger on his platform on Thursday after X users pointed out that Disney is still promoting Meta brands despite the company facing legal action for failing to combat abuse with children on their platforms.

“He should be fired immediately,” Musk wrote. “Walt Disney is spinning in his grave because of what Bob did to his company.”

Iger previously explained his company: “Felt like the collaboration (with Musk) wasn’t necessarily a positive thing for us.”

Elon Musk launched a scathing tirade against Disney CEO Bob Iger on his social media platform X on Thursday.

Musk called for Iger's immediate resignation and said,

Musk called for Iger’s immediate resignation and said, “Walt Disney is spinning in his grave over what Bob did to his company.”

But Musk also accused Disney of hypocrisy for continuing to advertise on Facebook and Instagram despite being accused of promoting child sexual abuse.

New Mexico sued Meta and its founder Mark Zuckerberg after an investigation found its social networks had “become a ‘marketplace for predators’.”

“Bob Eiger thinks it’s cool to advertise next to child exploitation material. A real stand-up guy,” Musk wrote in another barbed X post.

Disney, like many other advertisers, stopped advertising on X last month following the fallout from Musk’s anti-Semitic scandal.

The billionaire was convicted after agreeing with a post by user X that said “Jewish communities (sic) are promoting exactly the type of dialectical white hatred they claim they want people to stop using against them.” .

Major multinationals including Walmart and Apple have joined Disney in removing their ads.

Their decision angered Musk, who told advertisers to “go to hell” during an explosive on-stage tirade last month.

Musk singled out Iger at the New York Times’ DealBook summit after the Disney CEO spoke at the same event, explaining the reason he removed the ads from X.

Disney was among several multinational corporations that pulled advertising from X following Musk's anti-Semitism scandal.

Disney was among several multinational corporations that pulled advertising from X following Musk’s anti-Semitism scandal.

“What if someone tries to blackmail me with advertising?” Blackmail me with money? Go to hell,” Musk said indignantly.

“Go to hell, is that clear? Hey Bob, if you’re in the audience. This is how I feel, don’t advertise it.”

Musk has previously been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League and Israel’s Foreign Ministry for his past remarks and refused to discuss anti-Semitism on X under pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an interview in September.

Meanwhile, Disney has also come under fire for interfering in political issues, leading to a corresponding drop in revenue.

The company’s public spat with Ron DeSantis over his Don’t Tell the Gay bill has many wondering whether the entertainment group has too much influence and appears to have turned many typical Americans away from the company.

Iger had to cut costs by $2 billion to try to save the company after a series of box office failures over the summer further depressed share prices.

However, in November the company announced better-than-expected earnings for the most recent quarter.

Disney reported net income of $264 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $162 million a year ago and beating analysts’ estimates.

Share prices rose 3.6 percent as higher theme park attendance and a narrowing loss at Disney+ offset lower advertising revenue at the ABC television network.