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Elon Musk wants Disney CEO ‘fired immediately’

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Elon Musk has called for the immediate firing of Disney CEO Bob Iger after his company stopped advertising on X.

In a series of critical posts, X owner Musk said: "Walt Disney is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company." 

This comes just a week after Musk's explicit outburst against companies participating in an ad boycott of X.

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He told them to "Go **** yourself" and accused them of attempting to blackmail him.

Disney's decision to suspend ads on X reportedly stems from concerns about antisemitism on the platform. 

However, Musk went on the offensive.

He slammed Iger for this move but also accused Disney of advertising on other platforms that permit controversial content. 

Musk: Iger dropped "more bombs than a B-52,"

The tech mogul went on to suggest Iger had dropped "more bombs than a B-52," likely alluding to the recent box-office performances of some Disney films.

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During an event in New York, Musk said the ad boycott on X could kill the social media platform.

In response to a question at the New York Times' DealBook Summi, Musk said: "I don't want them to advertise.

"If someone is going to blackmail me with advertising or money go **** yourself.

"Go. ****. Yourself. Is that clear? Hey Bob, if you're in the audience, that's how I feel."

Musk singled out Mr Iger in this statement, who spoke at the summit earlier in the day.

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Bob Iger returned to Disney over a year ago to navigate the company through challenging times.

He has been credited for major acquisitions that significantly boosted Disney's market value. 

Iger has also overseen mass job cuts at the company as it looks to reduce its costs.

Advertisers had already diverted their spending elsewhere, as Musk disclosed in July that X's ad revenue had plummeted by 50 percent. 

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