Disney CEO Bob Chapek has responded to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent criticisms of the corporation’s business practices. In a press conference, Chapek addressed the accusations that Disney was attempting to circumvent Florida law and gain special corporate treatment.
“We take these allegations very seriously and want to assure the governor and the people of Florida that we comply with all laws and regulations,” Chapek stated. “We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and contributing to the economic growth and well-being of the state.”
Chapek also stressed the importance of Disney’s relationship with Florida, highlighting the company’s long-standing presence in the state and its significant contributions to its economy.
“Disney has been a proud member of the Florida community for nearly 50 years,” Chapek said.
“We employ over 77,000 Floridians and generate over $12 billion in economic activity for the state each year. We remain committed to working with Governor DeSantis and his administration to continue to grow and invest in Florida.”
DeSantis has yet to respond to Chapek’s comments. It remains to be seen whether the governor will pursue further action against the corporation.