When I came home from work last night I saw this post at Instapundit concerning goodyear tires.
A photo seen circulating on social media shows a slide that was presented during a diversity training showing what’s acceptable and what isn’t acceptable as part of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s zero-tolerance policy.
Under acceptable: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride.
Listed as unacceptable: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material.
Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
To say this is bad for the company is an understatement. This is not a niche product like some beer in Seattle that can just restrict it’s customer base., This is a product that are used across the political spectrum, and if you automatically exclude half of the voting population from your customer and offend police departments who buy tires in bulk base you are likely going to have trouble as a national brand.
Even worse now if they back away now you have the twitter mob (which while smaller is louder) on your ass.
If I was a stockholder I’d demand heads roll.
Exit question does this hurt Trump in Ohio where the tires are made or are the rank and file with him and want to get rid of the woke mob telling them what to think?
Update: That didn’t take long, they ran faster than Sir Robin but I have a question:
Question for @goodyear "How do you define 'equality' and 'racial justice'?"— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) August 19, 2020
Your answer will determine if me and many other #maga supporters of @Potus @realDonaldTrump consider using your product in the future https://t.co/GKMQgbwNFJ
Translated: please Please PLEASE Mr. President take it back!