Just two days after 59 people were killed during a country concert in Las Vegas, Disney CEO Bob Iger used his voice at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit to speak out against gun violence.
In the first few moments of his speech, Iger had this to say:
“In this day and age we get outraged when an athlete doesn’t stand for the national anthem, where is the outrage here?” said Iger during a conference organized by Vanity Fair. “We should be demanding a dialogue from our politicians.”
Iger added that “it’s been a really rough 24 hours” saying he has counted “over 70 Disney cast members who were at the event but were able to make it out safety.
“I don’t think this is politics,” said Iger “I think this is a huge crisis for our country.
Disney California Adventure Cast Member Carrie Barnette, a 34-year-old from Southern California was among those killed at the concert and Jessica Milam, an attraction hostess at Tomorrowland was also seriously injured. The third cast member is still unknown at this point.
Iger also stated he will step down from CEO of The Walt Disney Company in July 2019.