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The Walt Disney Company’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Geoff Morrell is quitting the position after just three months, according to several reports.
After discussing the situation with Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek, Morrell told his staff in an email that it has become “clear” that he is not the “right fit” for the position.
“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell wrote to his Disney coworkers on Friday. “After talking this over with Bob, I have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.”
Taking over for Morrell and reporting directly to Chapek will be Kristina Schake – who was only hired by Disney earlier this month. Previously, Schake had served in the Obama administration as a special assistant to the president and communications director to the first lady. She was also the deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. Most recently, Schake was appointed by President Joe Biden as the head of the federal government’s national COVID-19 vaccine education campaign.
Morrell – who started at Disney on Jan. 24 – threw in the towel after he was thrust into the culture wars. Morrell helped craft the company’s response to Disney’s public objection to the Parental Rights in Education legislation.
Disney was lambasted by woke liberals for initially staying silent in regards to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation. However, the House of Mouse quickly bent the knee to the outrage mob and declared the company had “disappointment and concern” for the legislation that prohibits classroom instruction on “sexual orientation or gender identity” for grades kindergarten through third grade.
The entertainment behemoth that specializes in content for children went so far as to say the Parental Rights in Education bill “should never have passed and should never have been signed into law” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). The company vowed that it would attempt to repeal the law.
“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that,” the statement from Disney said. “We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.”
DeSantis recently stripped Disney of self-governing privileges and special tax status that the company had enjoyed for 55 years.
Earlier this month, Disney was named “the worst-performing Dow stock over the past year.”