Ron Perlman Calls Out Disney CEO Bob Iger: ‘Make My Day’

The Hellboy actor says he will AI Johnny Cochran and 'own you.'

The Hellboy actor says he will AI Johnny Cochran and 'own you.'

Ron Perlman Calls Out Disney CEO Bob Iger

Actor Ron Perlman, known for Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy, and a plethora of roles, has publicly called out Disney CEO Bob Iger over the current ongoing actor and writer strikes.

Bob Iger recently extended his Disney contract through 2026 where it has been reported Iger will make $27 million a year and said in an interview with CNBC that the strike is “disturbing” and “disruptive”:

It’s very disturbing to me. We’ve talked about disruptive forces on this business and all the challenges we’re facing, the recovery from COVID, which is ongoing, it’s not completely back. This is the worst time in the world to add to that disruption. I understand any labor organization’s desire to work on behalf of its members to get the most compensation and be compensated fairly based on the value that they deliver.

We managed, as an industry, to negotiate a very good deal with the directors guild that reflects the value that the directors contribute to this great business. We wanted to do the same thing with the writers, and we’d like to do the same thing with the actors. There’s a level of expectation that they have that is just not realistic. And they are adding to the set of the challenges that this business is already facing that is, quite frankly, very disruptive.

Last week Tuesday saw Deadline report a studio executive said the following:

“The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses,” a studio executive told Deadline. Acknowledging the cold-as-ice approach, several other sources reiterated the statement. One insider called it “a cruel but necessary evil.”

So following it learned that Iger has extended his contract reported to make $27 million, Ron Perlman posted a now-deleted video on his Instagram story calling out the executive that makes $27 million stating, “We know who said that, and where he fucking lives,” and advising the executive to “be careful, mother fucker, be really careful”:

“And one thing, before I get off this, the mother fucker who said ‘we’re going to keep this thing going until people start losing their houses and their apartments’ — listen to be mother fucker, there is a lot of ways to lose your house, some of it is financial, some of it is Karma, and some of it is figuring out who the fuck said that. And we know who said that. And where he fucking lives. There’s a lot of ways to lose your house. You wish that on people. You wish that families starve while you are making twenty-seven fucking million dollars a year for creating nothing. Be careful mother fucker. Be really careful. ‘Cause that’s the kind of shit that stirs shit up. Peace out.”

Ron Perlman has released two new videos making it clear he wishes no harm on the executive and also says he hopes the executive wishes no harm on anyone as well:

Hey everybody, it’s Ron again. With the announcement of the actors going out on strike this morning, I took to Instagram Live to give a background of my experience as a guild member and to give some of my reactions to the current events while we find ourselves in the situation, et cetera, et cetera. And in the aftermath of that, there has been a lot of reaction. Mainly because at one point, admittedly, I got quite heated because I was talking about a quote from one of the executives on the other side of the negotiation talking about how they planned to not even begin negotiating until writers and actors started losing their houses and their apartments. And so as you can imagine, my reaction to somebody wishing that kind of harm on people in the very same industry that they call their own would engender a response.

So let me make something very clear right now. I don’t wish anybody any harm. I hope the asshole who made that comment also doesn’t wish anybody any harm. But when you start going around and saying, we’re not even going to bargain with these fucking dickheads us until they start fucking bleeding and their families start bleeding. I mean, if you want to talk about some of the shit that makes people so cynical and so pissed off with our current climate. I mean, this strike is just sort of a symptom of a struggle that’s way bigger than the strike itself. It’s a symptom of the soullessness of corporate America and how everything has become corporatized in this country.

A third video released sees Ron Perlman tackle Artificial Intelligence and dares the studios to copy his likeness where he will AI Johnny Cochran and take them all down:

One of the things that is a point of contention in this strike is the advent of AI, also known as artificial intelligence. And I can’t stress how artificial I mean, when I say artificial, the final proposal before the negotiations broke down, as far as I know, is that the studios were proposing that they give an actor some money, maybe $300 to $350, which, you know, some people need to pay a bill. So it’s tempting.They give you $300, $350, whatever the fuck, to scan you 360, capture you and all your beautiful, God given humanity, and then use that scan forthe rest of time for those $350. So I’m not even going to comment on what I think of that proposal, except to say that that’s oneof the reasons why the negotiations broke down.

I will say this. AI me, motherfuckers. Go ahead. I want you to do it. Come from me. AI my voice. AI my likeness. AI my face. Take every fucking performance I’ve ever given over the last 50 fucking years. AI all of it. I dare you. Because when you do, I will come for you in ways you can’t imagine. I will fucking get Johnny Cochran to defend me. Johnny Cochran who passed away in 2005, God rest his soul. I will AI the motherfucker to come get you all, and I will fucking own you. Go ahead. AI me. Take away what God gave me. Try it. Make my day.

Ron Perlman has promised to post daily videos on his Instagram and also will call out all the studio executives for how much they make. Watch the videos below for more.

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