Sean Gunn blasted Disney CEO Bob Iger following his recent comments regarding the writers and actors who are currently fighting for fairer wages and working conditions.

If you’re not familiar, Sean Gunn’s brother is famed director James Gunn. Additionally, Sean has several major acting credits himself, including that of Kraglin in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise films. Sean also had a great run on the hit Warner Bros. TV series “The Gilmore Girls.”

Gunn’s rebuttal came after Iger said it was “a shame” that the Writer’s Guild of America East and West and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are now both on strike. The strike has caused delays in production of several of The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming film and TV series, including those of “Star Wars,” “Marvel,” and more.

“I think when Bob Iger talks about, ‘What a shame it is,’ he needs to remember that in 1980, CEOs like him made 30 times what their lowest worker was making,” Gunn, said from the picket line in a short video that was shared by The Associated Press Friday.

“Now Bob Iger makes 400 times what his lowest worker is,” Gunn went on, “and I think that’s a fucking shame, Bob.”


“Maybe you should take a look in the mirror and ask yourself ‘Why is that?’” Gunn said. “And not only ‘why is that’ ― is it OK? Is it morally OK? Is it ethically OK that you make that much more than your lowest worker?”

“And if so, why? Why is that OK? If your response is that that’s just the way business is done now, that’s just the way corporations work now — well, that sucks,” Gunn continued. “And that makes you a shitty person, if that’s your answer. So, you should come up with a better answer than that.”

Iger made the comments last week on CNBC in an interview where he was quite dismissive of the protests, which have called attention to the major gaps in pay between executives and workers. In the interview, Iger called the protests “disturbing” and said picketers’ demands are “not realistic.”

Iger went on to say the strikes “will have a very, very damaging effect on the whole business.”

“It will affect the economy of different regions, even, because of the sheer size of the business,” Iger said. “It’s a shame, it is really a shame.”

It is worth noting that Iger sees a salary from The Walt Disney Company of upwards of $27 million per year.

What are your thought on Sean Gunn’s comments regarding Iger’s feelings of the current strikes in Hollywood? Let us know in the comments! 

Sean Sposato
The Main Street Mouse