SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher Slams Disney CEO Bob Iger’s ‘Repugnant’ Comments on Strike Demands

Disney CEO Bob Iger has faced criticism from SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher during an interview with Variety. Drescher expressed her disapproval of Iger’s comments about the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikers, calling them “terribly repugnant and out of touch.” She believed that Iger’s statements showed a lack of understanding of the challenges faced by hardworking individuals who earn significantly less than he does. Drescher suggested that Disney should keep Iger behind closed doors and away from discussing these issues publicly.

The interview with Iger took place at the Sun Valley Conference just hours before Drescher officially called for a SAG-AFTRA strike. According to Iger, adding to the disruption at a time when the industry is still recovering from the impact of COVID-19 is concerning. However, he acknowledged the desire of labor organizations to fight for fair compensation and acknowledged that the industry had successfully negotiated a beneficial agreement with the directors guild.

Drescher’s fiery speech during the announcement of the SAG-AFTRA strike went viral, with her condemning the Hollywood studios for their greed. She criticized the studios for claiming financial difficulties while simultaneously paying their CEOs hundreds of millions of dollars. Drescher expressed her disgust at the situation and urged them to reconsider their actions.

In conclusion, Fran Drescher has publicly criticized Disney CEO Bob Iger for his comments about the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikers. She questioned his understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in the industry and called him out for being out of touch. Meanwhile, Iger recognized the labor organizations’ desire for fair compensation but expressed concerns about the timing of the strike. Drescher’s passionate speech during the announcement of the strike only added to the escalating tensions between labor unions and the Hollywood studios.