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When Disney CEO Bob Iger commented on SAG-AFTRA strike demands as not being realistic, it ruffled the feathers of many in Hollywood.

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Bob Iger Under Fire

It put the spotlight on him, which is more negative attention Bob Iger (and the Walt Disney Company) does not need. Actors in Hollywood began directing their ire at Disney CEO Bob Iger, calling attention to his $27 million pay package.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) actor Sean Gunn has come out swinging at Bob Iger, as has Fran Drescher, who has called Bob Iger’s comments “terribly repugnant and out of touch, positively tone-deaf.” The former ‘Nanny’ actress continued, “There he is, sitting in his designer clothes and just got on his private jet at the billionaire’s camp, telling us we’re unrealistic when he’s making $78,000 a day.”

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Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston Addresses Bob Iger

But now, a new voice has come into the fold: Bryan Cranston. The Hollywood celebrity has starred in various movies and television shows, including Breaking Bad (2008-2013), Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Argo (2012). He took to the stage at a SAG-AFTRA strike rally and called out Disney CEO Bob Iger by name.

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“I know, sir, that you look at things through a different lens. We don’t expect you to understand who we are. But we ask you to hear us and, beyond that, to listen to us when we tell you we will not be having our jobs taken away and given to robots. We will not have you take away our right to work and earn a decent living. And lastly and most importantly, we will not allow you to take away our dignity! We are union, through and through, all the way to the end!”

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His speech, shared by Variety on Twitter, has already racked up over 216,000 views (as of this writing).

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)