Actor Rob Schneider has become one of the more recognizable faces in Hollywood today, and he recently had some words for The Walt Disney Company.
Rob Schneider is a multi-talented comedian, actor, writer, and director. He gained prominence as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s, where he created memorable characters like the “Richmeister” and “Copy Guy.” Schneider’s comedic style often involves eccentric characters and slapstick humor, making him a recognizable and beloved figure in the comedy scene.
Schneider’s transition from Saturday Night Live to the big screen was marked by collaborations with his SNL colleagues, including his longtime friend Adam Sandler. The two worked together on films such as Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, and Big Daddy. Schneider became a familiar face in the realm of Sandler’s comedies, contributing to the ensemble with his unique brand of humor.
While Schneider’s film career has been marked by a mix of successes and less critically acclaimed projects, he has maintained a consistent presence in the entertainment industry. He’s known for his work in various genres, including family films. Rob Schneider is known for his criticism of famous figures ranging from President Joe Biden to actor Susan Sarandon and football star Travis Kelce, who is now dating Taylor Swift.
In his latest social media proclamation on X (formerly Twitter), Schneider berated Disney following the company’s reported fiscal challenges. Schneider talked about how Disney is losing money after the Quarter 4 reports came out, and talked about the “woke” allegations that have become so prevalent against Disney, especially in the last couple of years. The company has faced major losses and several films, including the likes of Lightyear (2022), Strange World (2022), and, recently, The Marvels (2023), all bombed at the box office.
“Disney got financially spanked by American families who don’t want their children indoctrinated by idiotic Woke lunacy,” the comedian posted to X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, on Monday. “Now they will return once again to being the great entertainment company for ALL Americans. Thank YOU, America!”
Disney got financially spanked by American families who don’t want their children indoctrinated by idiotic Woke lunacy. Now they will return once again to being the great entertainment company for ALL Americans.
Thank YOU, America! https://t.co/s3KfrfhYPX
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) November 27, 2023
The financial challenges faced by Disney throughout the year are apparent, marked by several box office disappointments in 2023. The latest animated release, Wish (2023), fell short of projections over the Thanksgiving weekend, earning $31.7 million compared to the expected $45-$55 million.
Disney is set to implement an additional $2 billion in cost-cutting measures, totaling $7.5 billion for the year 2023. CEO Bob Iger hinted at potential asset sales during the summer, acknowledging self-inflicted financial issues the company is grappling with.
While Disney is beloved by many, it is not exempt from facing criticism from some prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Whether it’s contractual disputes, creative clashes, or ideological differences, these instances highlight the complex relationships that can exist between stars and the entertainment giant.
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