Disney CEO Says Joy Behar and Jimmy Kimmel ‘Blackface’ Controversies Are a ‘Private Matter’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Disney CEO Says Joy Behar and Jimmy Kimmel ‘Blackface’ Controversies Are a ‘Private Matter’

Disney CEO Bob Iger believes that dealing with an employee who’s worn blackface is a private matter.

Pressed about recent controversies surrounding television hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Joy Behar — who on separate occasions both donned a form of blackface in their pasts — Iger reportedly dismissed the issues as a “private matter” to shareholders.

“This particular incident we choose to deal with as a private matter,” Iger said at a company meeting in St. Louis on Thursday, according to The New York Post.

A recording of Iger’s comments was released to YouTube.

“We don’t condone the use of blackface under any circumstance in our world today,” Iger said. “We dealt with the incidences privately. We did not feel it required any particular comment.”

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