Earlier inside the week, ABC canceled the hit sitcom “Roseanne,” after Roseanne Barr, the lead actress, compared a black former top Obama aide to an ape. Barr was an outspoken supporter of the president.
Sanders’ remarks are not once he has criticized Disney, which reported $8.98 billion in profits last year.
At a 2016 campaign stop in Anaheim, Calif., where Disneyland is usually located, Sanders said which many Disneyland employees “are forced to live in motels because they can’t afford a decent place to live,” according to Fortune.
In its second quarter ended March 31, the company reported year-over-year adjusted profit growth of about 23%.
A study This kind of year conducted by Economic Roundtable, a nonprofit research organization, found which three-quarters of Disneyland employees can’t afford rent, food in addition to also gas.
The survey was funded by labor groups lobbying for increased pay, in addition to also was criticized by Disney at the time.
“This kind of inaccurate in addition to also unscientific survey was paid for by politically motivated labor unions in addition to also its results are deliberately distorted in addition to also do not reflect how the overwhelming majority of our 30,000 cast members feel about the company,” park spokeswoman Suzi Brown said, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Representatives for Sanders in addition to also The Walt Disney Co. did not immediately respond to a request for comment coming from CNBC.