Disney CEO Bob Iger, who will be running for president next year when he steps down at Disney's CEO, said he personally made the decision not to suspend Jemele Hill for calling the president a white supremacist because her feelings were hurt.
That's what he said.
In fact, Iger went even further, he also said Donald Trump was taking away black people's civil rights.
Seriously. We'll get to that in a moment, but first let's start with the fact that Disney's CEO got involved in whether or not to discipline Jemele Hill for violating ESPN's policies on political statements. Hill said that Trump was a white supremacist who had mostly surrounded himself with other white supremacists in his White House and that he owed his election to racist white people.
Iger saw all of these comments from Jemele Hill because he follows her on Twitter. Indeed, Iger, who has only favorited four things on Twitter in the past month, even favorited an article ripping me online.
Here is Iger explaining why Jemele Hill wasn't punished.
"I felt that we had to take context into account," Iger said.
Right, right. It's important to understand why someone falsely accused the democratically elected leader of our country of being a white supremacist and also accusing the people who work for Donald Trump and all his voters of being white supremacists too.
Context is really important there.
Of course Iger didn't cite the context when Curt Schilling disagreed with North Carolina's transgender bathroom law and was fired for expressing that opinion last year. And Iger certainly didn't cite the context when Linda Cohn went on the radio and said one reason ESPN's ratings were falling was because the network had gotten too political and was suspended for saying that. Even if, you know, she was right.
But that's totally predictable, right? After all, context only matters when you're a far left liberal at MSESPN.
Iger continued with his context argument:
"Context included what was going on in America. What I felt, what we felt, was that there were a lot of people who were outraged, particularly black people. They felt that the promise that was given to them — liberty and justice for all — during the Civil War or Civil Rights movement — were theirs. What they’ve seen in the last couple of months is the opposite,” he said.
Hold up, did the CEO of Disney really just say that Donald Trump was trying to take away civil rights from black people?
Yes, yes he did.
And he continued.
"It’s not only disappointing, it’s angered them. I’ve never experienced prejudice, certainly not racism. It’s hard for me to understand what it feels like to experience racism. We need to take into account what Jemele and ESPN were feeling during this time.”
Are you kidding me?
So if your feelings are hurt at ESPN and you're liberal you can go on Twitter and just make up any insult you want so long as its directed at a conservative.
That's the standard the CEO of Disney just put in place for employees at ESPN.
You can watch the full interview here.
Facts don't matter at ESPN any more, all that matters are your feelings.
MSESPN gonna MSESPN, y'all.