Disney Fires Marvel Producer for Refusing to Make ‘Reprehensible’ Edit
Disney, one of the top entertainment companies, has been in the news recently for firing a Marvel producer over a disagreement that the producer described as “reprehensible.”
Sometime last week, Disney reportedly decided to lay off Victoria Alonso for what was an “indisputable breach of contract.” This decision came after her involvement in the making of Argentina, 1985, a movie nominated for an Oscar and released on Amazon.
However, through her attorney, Patty Glaser, the former Disney producer debunked the allegation, stating that Marvel fired her after the studio asked her to do something she believed was dishonorable.
Glaser claimed, “Victoria, a gay Latina who had the courage to criticize Disney, was silenced.”
Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
The request reportedly relates to Marvel’s latest film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Reports said that Marvel’s leaders wanted to obscure a store window display.
Sources: Marvel producer Victoria Alonso refused to censor gay Pride references in the new Ant-Man film for the Kuwait market, before being fired by Disney (The Hollywood Reporter)https://t.co/F1rCcRnysohttps://t.co/a0OAX2ikOi
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It should be featuring rainbow decorations and the word “Pride” before it came out in Kuwait. It is a country with laws against LGBTQ rights.
Alonso, who was in charge of the movie’s post-production visual effects at the time, allegedly declined to make the edit. Marvel went ahead to have it done by an external contributor.
The Independent has contacted Victoria and Disney to shed more light on the incident. Victoria Alonso joined Marvel in 2006 and was a co-producer in the movie: Iron Man. She has become one of the top influential executives in Hollywood.
Last year the ex-Marvel producer was in a controversy alongside Disney over the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in America.
During the GLAAD media awards, she told the former CEO, Bob Chapek, “I ask you again, Mr. Chapek, please respect if we’re selling family, take a stand against all these crazy outdated laws,” “Take a stand for the family.”