Bob Iger Takes To Twitter With Encouraging Words of Wisdom During COVID-19 Pandemic
Though Bob Iger official stepped down from his role as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company right before the COVID-19 outbreak, he still serves as the company’s Executive Chairman and remains Disney’s primary figurehead.
New Disney CEO Bob Chapek has been noticeably out of the spotlight since taking over the reins of the Company earlier this year. However, both Bobs announced this week that they would be giving up a portion of their salaries to help combat costs during the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in Disney theme parks closures around the world as well as delayed film premieres.
Yesterday, Iger also took to Twitter to offer some words of wisdom during these uncertain times. Take a look:
Watching the news & feeling sad for our world. For weeks, medical experts exhorted us to exercise extreme caution, to stay home, to create social distance. Trust THEM! Heed THEIR advice & for heaven’s sake, support the medical personnel who are fighting valiantly to save lives.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) March 31, 2020
Iger uses the post as a platform to hit home the importance of social-distancing as well as to encourage people to support the medical personnel who are on the frontlines of this crisis.
The post has elicited a range of responses with one current Disney employee saying:
Others commended Iger for sacrificing his salary, while several called for Iger to consider running for president in 2024 (feeding into longstanding rumors that Iger has political aspirations) and several more chimed in that Iger’s recently penned memoir was top of their quarantine reading list.
We will continue to follow both Bob Iger and Bob Chapek during the theme park closures so keep checking in with MickeyBlog for the latest Walt Disney World news and updates.
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