2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders suggested on Twitter Monday that Disney spend its $1.2 billion in “Avengers: Endgame” profits on higher wages for the movie’s staff.
Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” brought in $1.2 billion in just its first weekend, making it the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in its first two days, according to Vanity Fair.
Sen. Sanders responded to the film’s massive success on Twitter, urging Disney to use its profits to pay its employees “a middle-class wage” instead of overpaying its executives. He linked his comments to a Bloomberg article about the new box office record-breaker. (RELATED: Trump Accuses The DNC OF Conspiring To Oust Bernie Sanders Once Again)
“What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to pay all of its workers a middle-class wage, instead of paying its CEO Bob Iger $65.6 million — over 1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes,” he wrote.
What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to pay all of its workers a middle class wage, instead of paying its CEO Bob Iger $65.6 million – over 1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes. https://t.co/NrcFSk4LZc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 29, 2019
Sanders has previously referenced Disney employee compensation on Twitter. In August, Sanders praised Disney employees and unions for successfully securing a $15 minimum wage for all Disney workers.
Congratulations to the courageous workers and their unions at Disney World for their historic victory. I applaud everyone who stood up to demand that workers at one of the wealthiest corporations in the world should have a decent standard of living. https://t.co/pdEzhBUPQU
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 27, 2018