Titans clash over corporate 'suicide pill'

Titans clash over corporate 'suicide pill'

Titans clash over corporate 'suicide pill'

A media watchdog says Elon Musk is making it possible to take on "big, bad Disney."

The billionaire entrepreneur is offering to pay for lawsuits against the entertainment conglomerate on behalf of those who have been discriminated against because of the House of Mouse's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) standards.

This is in response to a leaked internal memo regarding the entertainment giant's inclusion standards. It basically mandates that half of every TV show, movie, or other entertainment product be cast, crewed, produced, and marketed by "underrepresented groups."

"If you were discriminated against by Disney or its subsidiaries (ABC, ESPN, Marvel, etc), just reply to this post to receive legal support," Musk recently posted on X.

Dan Schneider of the Media Research Center's (MRC) Free Speech America says it pays to have more money than anyone else on the planet.

"Musk has billions and billions and billions of assets at his disposal," he notes. "His net worth is gargantuan, and so he's got the kind of muscle that will make Disney stand up and take notice."

The demand, he says, could be huge.

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"I know a lot of people who have to be thinking, 'Well, Disney has harmed me.' They've hurt shareholders, they've censored people, they've gone after people, and now Musk is making it possible to take on big, bad Disney," Schneider notes.

He predicts it will only take a few of these discrimination lawsuits to bring down DEI in corporate culture.

"Corporations in America need to understand that DEI is a suicide pill," the watchdog states. "If they continue going down this path for left-wing societal points, they're going to go out of business."

So far, actress Gina Carano has sued Lucasfilm and its parent, The Walt Disney Company, over her 2021 firing from "The Mandalorian."

Her lawsuit, filed with help from X, alleges she was fired because she "dared voice her own opinions" against an "online bully mob who demanded her compliance with their extreme progressive ideology." She also accuses Lucasfilm of hurting her future work prospects by making "maliciously false" statements about her.