Sunday, April 21, 2024

Disney Finally Ousts Ike Perlmutter, Major Financial Backer for DeSantis, Company’s Mortal Enemy


Bob Iger is certainly happy this morning. The head of Disney was finally able to oust the right wing nutjob who brought Marvel to the company– and was then a big pain in his side.

Ike Perlmutter, 80, is finally excised from the company under the ruse of the new layoffs. Perlmutter is a huge Republican donor and a big backer of Florida’s evil governor Ron DeSantis.

I wrote about Perlmutter and the GOP a couple of years ago.

Since then, Perlmutter has lavished millions on DeSantis, even loaning him his private plane. Meanwhile, DeSantis has attacked Disney on every front, from his anti-LGBTQ stances to his efforts to strip the company of their tax breaks,

For some reason, the New York Times just ignored all this today in their report on Perlmutter’s exit.

For Marvel getting rid of Perlmutter is like taking out Thanos for good. But no one will ever forget him, unfortunately.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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