Fire Bob Chapek Petition Nears 50k Signatures In Just Two Days

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In early 2020, Bob Chapek took on the role of CEO of the Walt Disney Company after Bob Iger stepped down in early 2020. Prior to becoming CEO, Chapek was the Chairman of Parks and Resorts for Disney.

Chapek has been CEO during the ongoing pandemic and has made difficult decisions throughout this last year and a half, including budget cuts and layoffs.

Many feel Chapek not taking the company in the appropriate direction, and therefore, a petition has been created asking for the Walt Disney Company to fire Bob Chapek. And now, nearly 48 hours later, the petition continues to gain attention and is now nearing 50,000 signatures.

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The petition, in part, reads:

Bob Chapek became the Chairman of Parks and Resorts for Disney in 2015. He has consistently made decisions that decrease the quality of what is put into the parks, and also ones that favor using Intellectual properties instead of original attractions. He consistently put himself and money above the product, and quality of the company.

Some of the decisions that the Walt Disney Company has made with Chapek in the CEO role include the layoffs of thousands of Cast Members after the Parks shutdown due to the ongoing pandemic and the launch of Disney Genie, including the new paid FastPass system, Lightning Lane.

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The change.org petition also makes mention of the current Chairman of Parks and Resorts a Disney, Josh D’Amaro, and how he has been very involved in the Parks, “assuring quality, greeting Guests, and even riding through new attractions to assure high quality”, suggesting D’Amaro could be a good replacement for Chapek.

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Though the petition is created by an anonymous user, it is clear that many agree with the petition and feel as though Bob Chapek is not taking the company in the appropriate direction as the petition continues to gain attention.

The petition has already garnered nearly 50,000 signatures. You can view the petition here.

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