Disney's CEO said he plans to quell the company's culture-war embroilments in the next phase of his leadership but insisted that the themes in its content are not political.

Bob Iger came out of retirement last week to return to his old job as head of the corporation. Between 2005 and 2020 he was in the position.

Is the company involved in controversy? It is absolutely true that not. It can affect the company negatively. At his first town hall with employees since taking the helm again, Iger said that he would try to quiet things down if he could.

Iger didn't promise to keep progressive elements out of children's movies and shows. The inclusion and tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer community will continue to be included in Disney products.

Iger said that one of the core values of the company was inclusion and acceptance. We can't lose that

Disney opposed Florida's Parental Rights in Education legislation, dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, which prohibited the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity to young elementary school students. Employees left the California headquarters to protest the law. The company's C-suite faced intense pressure from staff members and investors to condemn the law. The law was demanded to be repealed by Disney.

In March, an executive producer at Disney said she was pushing a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" to insert queerness into children's animation.

Iger suggested at the town hall that consumers should not be angry about Disney. Some people think that politics is about the good of humanity.

There's a misconception about politics. I think that some of the subjects that have proven to be controversial as it relates to Disney have been branded as politically incorrect. It's not how I see it.

Strange World, which features the first openly gay character in an animated film, flopped at the box office. According to Variety, the flub is expected to lose $100 million. The five-day window was expected to bring in 40 million dollars, but it only brought in 18 million.

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