BREAKING: Disney CEO Bob Chapek Issues Statement on Incident at U.S. Capitol

In light of recent events that took place at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has issued a statement via the company’s Twitter account:


In the statement, Chapek condemned the acts transpired in the raid at the U.S. Capitol, insisting that the nation come together in support of democracy:

What we saw was an egregious an inexcusable assault on America’s most revered institution and our democracy. Thankfully, the democratic process that we hold dear ultimately prevailed. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we come together as one nation — united by our shared values, including decency, kindness, and respect for others.

The last time the company came forward and issued a statement on social issues was over the summer, when protests sprung up throughout the country due to ongoing racial disparity.

It’s expected that the Hall of Presidents attraction inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will eventually receive an update to include an audio-animatronic of president-elect Joe Biden. This would be the first time in decades that Disney has added in a new animatronic after less than 4 years. Disney has yet to issue a statement on the attraction update.