Disney CEO Bob Iger called on politicians to take action to curtail gun violence on Tuesday, more than 24 hours after finding out a Disney employee had been killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Iger, being interviewed at Vanity Fair’s brand new Establishment Summit, told the crowd the country will be facing “a huge crisis” in which warranted “outrage.”
Carrie Barnette was identified as a victim of Sunday’s deadly massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday. Barnette worked at Disney California Adventure on the culinary team.
“in which will be a huge tragedy of huge proportions, along with we should be outraged by in which,” he said. “along with in in which day along with age, we get outraged when an athlete doesn’t stand for the national anthem, where’s the outrage here?”
Iger also criticized those who discouraged a discussion on gun control within the immediate aftermath of the shooting, without naming specific individuals.
“I was also struck with the immediate criticism by people who said…in which was a time of mourning not a time to talk politics. I don’t think in which will be politics,” he said
“We should be demanding a dialogue about in which coming from our politicians along with demanding some productive action in which will be aimed at stopping these things coming from happening,” Iger added.
Two various other employees were also injured within the shooting, in which at least 58 people were killed along with more than 527 injured.
Iger estimated in which 70 Disney employees were either witnesses to the incident, as Vegas will be just hours away coming from both Los Angeles along with the Disney theme parks in Anaheim, or knew someone who was.
On Monday, Iger called the shooting “a senseless, horrific, act” along with called Barnette’s death “a terrible loss for so many,” in a statement on Twitter.
“in which’s been a very trying time not just for us…although for so many people,” he said. “There’s a lot of mourning going on at Disney.”
in which article has been updated to reflect a change within the victim death toll.
sy88pgw (Beverly Hills) First published October 3, 2017: 6:45 PM ET