Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders suggested Disney should pay their workers a middle class wage with the profits from Avengers: Endgame.

Sanders took to Twitter after Marvel Studios and Disney broke box office records with Avengers: Endgame’s opening weekend that saw the film bring in $1.2 billion worldwide.

The Vermont Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate tweeted, “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.”

Sanders’ idea was openly criticized by a number of people with some pointing out the CEO’s pay wouldn’t even cover a modest increase in pay for the average worker for the company.

Another user pointed to how Bob Iger’s leadership of the company had not only lead to more jobs, but also an increase in charitable giving from the company that has helped thousands both directly and indirectly:

One user who claimed to be a Disney shareholder hoped that Disney would replace “low skilled workers with automated kiosks.”

Another user openly questioned the Senator’s request for Disney to be generous with their profits when he claimed that Sander’s only donated 3% of his income.

Others claimed Sanders was being hypocritical.

One user claimed Sanders did not understand how “markets work.”

This isn’t the first time Sanders has targeted Disney. He previously called on the entertainment company to raise the wages of its lowest-paid workers to $15 dollars per hour.

In August, when the Walt Disney World Union were able to secure this feat, Sanders congratulated them.

What do you think of Bernie’s suggestion for Disney? Should the company use its profits from Endgame to pay their workers more? Or are their other variables at work here?

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