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Exposé Claims Disney Attempt to Control Online Fan Communities and Shareholders

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:28 am
by Owen
On August 18th a post by Gary Snyder was posted to the online journalism platform Medium.com, revealing some very interesting, and potentially image-damaging information about The Walt Disney Company, and it’s CEO Bob Iger along with CCO Zenia Mucha.

In short, the article claims that Iger and Mucha utilised well known figures within the Disney fan community in order to manipulate the fan community and more importantly shareholders. This comes after a MiceChat posted an article blaming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge ‘failure’ on Bob Chapek.

Whilst I find it questionable, it’s also not completely insane to think this kind of stuff could be going on.


UPDATE - The information regarding a community member going by the name of “TP2000” has been proven false, however as of now there has been no other proof for or against this article.


SOURCE - How the Walt Disney Company Co-Opted the Voice of a Community

Re: Exposé Claims Disney Attempt to Control Online Fan Communities and Shareholders

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am
by PhNx Survivor
Disney really needs to be careful. Bob Iger needs to watch his back. The perverbial storm is approaching fast.

Been keeping up to date with Disney mishaps with regards to Star Wars.. the future doesn't look good at all. With rumoured plans of Galaxy's Edge turning into an Aladdin themed area if the new attraction in 2020 doesn't become a success (which it won't).

Wether that is true or not, it doesn't detract from the fact Galaxy's Edge failed. Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson.. need to go.

#TheRiseoftheFandomMenace :lol

Re: Exposé Claims Disney Attempt to Control Online Fan Communities and Shareholders

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:42 pm
by Swarm Chris
It seems as though the author of that piece has written a fair few negative things in the past that perhaps were not always fair. [Source]. I would highly question its validity, especially things with named executives.

That being said, Disney are certainly not saints when it comes to company image and media platforms. Barring the LA Times from preview events for critical investigative reporting on Disneyland is pretty poor.

In terms of Disney's success overall, they're far from in trouble. Some things may not have gone quite to plan as they expected (one of them weirdly starting to look like Star Wars Land, where even coverage of it from Florida is low, despite it now being open to the public). And there's absolutely no chance of Star Wars Land getting re-themed to Aladdin.

Ex Disney Senior Accountant Claims Disney Inflated Profits By Billions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:36 pm
by Owen
Disney are now under fire, and have had a fall in stock after an senior ex-accountant has claimed the company have been inflating profits in order to make their earnings seem greater than they actually are to investors and the public. She claims the company have added addition billions of dollars of fake revenue to reports over the past 10+ years.

After trying to report the issue in the past, Disney allegedly ignored her. She later went to the SEC to help when she was fired from her senior position not a month later having worked for Disney for 18 years. She also claims the company would list high-tax purchases such as hotel rooms as lower-tax purchases, essentially a way of tax evasion.

Disney have responded in the expected way by calling the ex-employee a liar, however it’s believe SEC are going to look into the issue - possibly hinting that her claims aren’t “utterly baseless” as Disney says.

SOURCE

This is really not good and if true could have serious consequences. The sad thing is I wouldn’t put either of these incidents past the company.

Re: Exposé Claims Disney Attempt to Control Online Fan Communities and Shareholders

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:37 pm
by PhNx Survivor
And some people believe Bob Iger has done a better job for Disney than Walt Disney himself..

Time will tell if this is true or not.. As much as I don't want this to be true. I also do to expose the corrupt nature of Disney that employees have been stating for years.