Matt Walsh Unloads on New ‘Star Wars’ Woke Director: ‘Feminist Journalist’

January 5th, 2024 9:35 AM

The Daily Wire host Matt Walsh called out Disney’s continued embrace of woke ideology despite a series of brutal and humiliating losses in 2022 and 2023.

Walsh slammed Disney’s recent decision to hire a woke “feminist journalist” to make a Star Wars movie after diagnosing a string of recent Disney box office flops on the Dec. 3 edition of The Matt Walsh Show. Walsh said that Disney was making a bet that viewers would accept uninspired and woke content if it came from a beloved franchise such as Star Wars, before issuing a call to action: “You need to prove them wrong and make this the year that Disney is once and for all, finally canceled."

Walsh’s attack on Disney followed the circulation of videos of this “feminist journalist” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy espousing woke views and saying that she likes to make men uncomfortable. After ruthlessly mocking Marvel flops over the last few years, Walsh offered Disney some advice on how to stem the bleeding, “The solution for Disney as we mentioned at the top is pretty simple: Just make movies that are original or at least somewhat original and also not political.”

Walsh went on to offer Disney CEO Bob Iger something like his own advice, “Another way to put it, focus on telling stories again–Disney for many years…was a story-telling company, they told stories. And get back to that. That’s all you have to do.” 

Iger’s Nov. 29 confession — “We have to entertain first. It’s not about messages” — seemed to evince some understanding of the pit Disney had dug for itself. Disney has lost billions following several bad decisions in service of leftist ideology. These include opposing the Florida “Parental Rights in Education Act,” greenlighting woke shows promoting critical race theory and gender ideology and leaking of footage where a Disney employee bragged about the company’s “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.” 

When Disney sided with LGBT activists against parents and children on March 8, 2021, Disney closed with a stock price of $201.91 per share. Disney stock closed at $91.65 a share on Jan. 3, 2024.  In late 2023, Disney’s stock price closed lower than it had ever closed in the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic or at any point since 2014, falling to $82.47 a share on Aug. 24, 2023. 

However, Walsh pointed out that Disney’s choice to hand over Star Wars to Obaid-Chinoy, who espouses woke talking points about her role and storytelling in interviews, reveals that Disney has learned nothing.  Walsh said that Disney is “going to double down on everything audiences hate,” by hiring a woman who was “the most feminist of them all.” 

Walsh roasted Obaid-Chinoy’s avowed desire to make men uncomfortable. “Needless to say, if a man ever openly confessed that he enjoyed making women uncomfortable, he would be fired from whatever job he has—probably like, sent to jail. He certainly wouldn’t be hired to make the next Star Wars film nor should he, because… enjoying making people uncomfortable–that’s not a normal thing for a human being, that’s not healthy,” Walsh said, before criticizing saying that enjoying making people uncomfortable is “the definition of being a sadist.”

Conservatives are under attack! Conservatives are under attack. Contact The Walt Disney Company at and demand the company stop shoving woke propaganda down the American people’s throats.