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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It took six months, but Donald Duck has finally been fired

It's been six months since he unleashed an anti-Semitic rant on Twitter, but Egyptian voice actor Wael Mansour, who played Donald Duck in Arabic, has finally been fired.
In response to Mansour's tweet in August, Disney tried to distance itself from him, saying he was on contract with a third-party dubbing company and therefore not a direct employee.
Nevertheless, on February 6 Mansour tweeted again to inform his followers the he was "proud" of being laid off by Walt Disney.
Abigail Disney, the grandniece of Disney's founder Walt Disney, blasted Mansour's statements on Twitter, calling them "repellent, of course."
In early January actress Meryl Streep spoke at the National Board of Review, where she slammed Walt Disney, the founder of Disney, for being a "hideous anti-Semite" who "formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobby."
The Independent notes that Abigail Disney expressed her support for Streep's assessment on Facebook, saying she "loved" her remarks, and backing her accusations of anti-Semitism and misogyny.
 It's about time.

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