Elon Musk shares Disney ‘Inclusion Standards,’ offers legal support for victims of ‘discrimination’

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk rebuked the Walt Disney Company over its alleged “Inclusion Standards” which he shared online.

The Tesla CEO and X owner condemned the “mandatory, institutionalized racism and sexism” of the entertainment giant in a post sharing an image of the document an “anonymous source” had sent him, purportedly from the Disney company.

“Context is critical when evaluating if a group is ‘underrepresented,'” the document states.

In a follow-up tweet, Musk offered legal support for anyone who may have been negatively impacted by the standards: “If you were discriminated against by Disney or its subsidiaries (ABC, ESPN, Marvel, etc), just reply to this post to receive legal support.”

The document shows guidelines for Disney General Entertainment Content in order to foster diversity and inclusion across all of its productions. The four areas included on-screen representation, creative leadership, below the line workers, and industry access and career development.

At least three of the five areas listed in the standards for on-screen representation have to be met. For “Creative Leadership” standards, more than 50% must come from the so-called underrepresented groups.

“Meaningful representation of Underrepresented Groups in senior creative leadership” is also a standard to be met, according to the document.

Standards for industry access and career development require that members of these groups are provided paid employment and training opportunities, as well as first-job placements. They also should be promoted “into a role that constitutes career progression.”

While Musk was outraged by the document, it seems the standards were already publicized in 2020 when ABC, which is owned by Disney, announced the guidelines “intended to make our content and our sets as inclusive as possible, and will serve as a further catalyst for real and sustained change,” said ABC executive vice president of development and content strategy Simran Sethi at the time.

Musk denounced the standards of the company which launched an advertising boycott on X last year. He also got thanks from actress and former professional MMA fighter Gina Carano who sued The Walt Disney Co. and Lucasfilm over her wrongful firing from the series “The Mandalorian” in 2021.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to @ElonMusk & @X for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light,” she wrote on the social media platform.

The list of standards, coupled with Disney’s woke policies over the last few years prompted the Libs of TikTok account on X to suggest Musk take over the iconic company and “fix it.” The X owner responded with a thinking emoji.

Others weighed in on the specifics of the standards.

Frieda Powers


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