Yesterday was Disney’s 2021 Q4 investor call. During the Q&A section of the investor call CFO Christin McCarthy admitted that Disney may have to find a way to deal with increasing food costs by increasing prices or even shrinking portion sizes and charging the same amount.
However, it wasn’t the already far overpriced food getting more expensive for guests or being made smaller at the same price points, that had people a bit angry, it was the way McCarthy said it.
Apparently she stated “We can cut portion size, which is probably good for some people’s waistlines.” And now the internet feels body shamed, because of course they do. I just feel it’s another way Disney can price gouge people and keep making huge profits.
Twitter was quick to point out that for a company touting “diversity and inclusion” the comment from Disney’s CFO was a bit off brand.
Some are just tired of being gouged.
@WaltDisneyCo should take a look at some of the online forums about the parks, the cfo saying portion sizes are going down and it’ll be better for the waist line of customers is not a great look…disney is supposed to be about the consumer and you’re losing that
— Slapdash (@jmmohund) November 11, 2021
Way to go Disney for fat shaming… and keeping prices the same They want our waist size to go down but their waist size to go up with all the money that is being put into their pockets…
— 👨🦯mike wheeler👨🦯 (@Wheels_518) November 10, 2021
This angers me, with how much they’re selling the food for.. The portions already are perfect. They charge an arm and a leg for drinks, sandwiches, and other meals. I don’t understand why they can’t carefully calculate and research this on a statistical level where they can balan
— Mijehake (@MikeJHB20) November 11, 2021
New skillets at whispering canyon pic.twitter.com/uo13O5iSpd
— Mike Graney (@MikeGraney25) November 10, 2021
Imagine that. Disney higher ups and investors see guests as piggy banks and not people.
Cutting portions for cost savings is one thing but the comment made about people’s waistlines is a very bad look , unnecessary and rude as f***
— Felicia (@craftymom35) November 10, 2021
I love this one!
What if I pay for the lightning portion?
— FastPass forever (@Michael43369891) November 10, 2021
Potion sizes? Imma about to lose it with #BobChapek
— Ed (@Iwishiwassmart2) November 11, 2021
That’s it, I’m only doing all-you-can-eat meals there. And I will do all I can to cut into their profits. I’ll stuff my face all day. They’ll regret this…
— Kelli Ross (@KelliRoss80) November 11, 2021
I believe they are already. Just last week our portion of Thai perkens noodle bowl at skipper canteen was dramatically less than every other visit.
— lee denham (@lee_funkomics) November 11, 2021
She never learned that you aren’t supposed to say the quiet part out loud….
33% purchased Genie+….wonder if that is above/below their projections.
— Miss Pam (@pfswafa) November 11, 2021
Meanwhile at HQ.. pic.twitter.com/3LrlgO7ZL7
— Chris (@OrlandoCountySC) November 10, 2021
im sorry what the f*ck. Disney has done some horrible things recently, but this tops the cake for me. Idk who christine mccarthy is but she can go F OFF. How about disney cut her paycheck down to save her wallets waistline?
— Zacharoni Studios 🍁 (@zach_studios) November 11, 2021
“Here at DisneyParks we care about your waistline. Please enjoy our constant never ending barrage of limited time food items and literal dessert buffets”
— Bunny Dragon (@DisneyDragon) November 11, 2021
Actually, they will likely raise the prices or cram in one or two more per night because that’s an easy cash grab.
I’m not over this cringey comment made on the Disney stockholder call regarding inflation costs.
..we can cut portion sizes which is good for some people’s waist lines..
Yikes. People are on vacation and already paying too much for most of these meals.
— Nicole (@SparklyNicole) November 10, 2021
Christine McCarthy should probably never do press ever again 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️
Also, they reduced portions already a couple months ago at the Epcot Mexico pavilion quick serve. We have always gotten the Pollo Cascabel rice bowl and I was appalled at what they gave us for the same price.
— Duder (@Duder80) November 10, 2021
I know ppl will still go, but my family is done with spending our 🏦 @WaltDisneyWorld! @WDWGuestService it’s sad that it has came to this!! 😞 No more ✨and my family was all about the ✨ #Disney! Sorry kids, @DisneyParks shareholders are more important than you🤦🏼🤢🤮#BeBetter pic.twitter.com/y0wVzYpOod
— Aaron (@madjoes8028) November 10, 2021
People are NOT happy!
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