Category: Corporate Moonbattery

Oct 16 2019

Nike Pulls Houston Rockets Gear to Appease ChiComs

After it showered a fortune on theatrically America-hating ultramoonbat Colin Kaepernick to serve as the face of the company, then killed a patriotic line of shoes because Kaepernick didn’t like it, I thought nothing could lower my opinion of Nike. I was wrong:

Managers at five Nike stores in Beijing and Shanghai told Reuters that management sent them a memo stating all Rockets merchandise had to be taken down. …

China is … Nike’s top source of revenue growth, according to Reuters.

The Houston Rockets were the most popular team in China, because Yao Ming played for them. But then Houston GM Daryl Morey tweeted “Fight for freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” Disgustingly, he has been pressured into deleting the tweet and even apologizing to the ChiCom tyrants.

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters standing up to the brutal communist regime wave the American flag because they think it still stands for freedom. I hope they are right.

If Kaepernick ever chokes to death on his own moonbattery, Nike ought to replace him with the bootlicking LeBron James.

On a tip from Heckrules.

Oct 10 2019

Charmin Gets Squeezed by Ecomoonbats

Moonbattery is a capricious and perfidious god. Not even Nike and Dick’s have gone to greater lengths than Procter & Gamble to pay it obeisance, even at the cost of disgusting or enraging its own customers. P&G force-feeds us neurotic white guilt. It accuses men of toxic masculinity. It celebrates morbid obesity so as to combat lookism. It makes us throw up into our throats with transsexual propaganda. It has taken a financial hit for wallowing in moonbattery. The thanks it gets: ecomoonbats denounce its Charmin toilet paper as hurtful to the sacred boreal forests.

“It’s just unacceptable that a company like P&G is making toilet paper, a product that is used for seconds and flushed, from virgin pulp,” said Shelley Vinyard, boreal corporate campaign manager for the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of several dozen protesters at P&G’s annual shareholders meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Tuesday.

Moonbats demand that Charmin be made of more politically correct recycled wood pulp.

P&G offers a simple reason for not using recycled wood pulp: It doesn’t make for good toilet paper.

P&G points out that acquiring paper from well-managed forests makes more sense than using recycled garbage. However, recycling is inherently good in the moonbat religion, just as cutting down trees, even if you planted the trees specifically so that you could cut them down, is inherently bad.

Sooner or later, every corporation will learn that rhetorically feeding the crocodile of moonbattery does not guarantee that it will eat you last.

On tips from Stormfax and R F.

Oct 07 2019

Get Woke, Go Broke: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods shot it self in the foot by righteously proclaiming that it would no longer sell politically incorrect semiautomatic rifles for sport and home defense. Springfield Armory and the National Shooting Sports Foundation washed their hands of Dick’s, as did many customers. Economically speaking, Dick’s ostentatious moonbattery had even more immediate negative effects:

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack told CBS News that his company destroyed $5 million worth of “assault-style rifles” to keep them out of private hands.

What a tragic waste. Those guns could have saved lives if used to protect homes from violent intruders.

Stack also admitted the Dick’s gun control stance has resulted in “a quarter of a billion [dollars]” in loses.

Rather than learn a lesson from this misadventure in moonbattery, Dick’s presses forward. Many Dick’s stores no longer sell any guns at all. Stack is considering expanding this to all stores.

Having already alienated regular Americans, Dick’s no longer has much to lose. Any floorspace that is opened up they can fill with racks of overpriced but politically correct Nike sneakers.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Scott D.

Oct 03 2019

TripAdvisor Forbids Captive Cetaceans

All that is not woke will be canceled by liberal establishmentarians. They don’t have to control the government; private companies will behave as if they were under the direct rule of the most fanatical moonbats imaginable. For example, travel giant TripAdvisor announced this yesterday:

TripAdvisor, the travel platform trusted by millions of consumers worldwide, will no longer sell tickets to, or generate revenue from, any attraction that continues to contribute to the captivity of future generations of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises)…

As a result, any commercial facility that either breeds or imports cetaceans for public display will be banned from sale on TripAdvisor and Viator.

This bullying of attractions like SeaWorld is enabled by an alarmingly prevalent mentality that prizes left-wing posturing above profits. The phenomenon has subjected us to nauseating displays of “virtue signaling” (i.e., obeisance to leftist ideology) by corporations as dominant a Procter & Gamble and Nike.

It is not enough to be woke; you must be more woke than others. Progressives must always progress by pushing the envelope. Dictating that cetaceans shall not be bred or held in captivity is only…

…the latest extension of TripAdvisor’s industry-leading animal welfare policy, which first launched in 2016. The policy already commits TripAdvisor and its subsidiary brand Viator to no longer sell tickets to experiences where travelers come into physical contact with captive wild animals, such as elephant ride and tiger petting experiences. It was further enhanced in 2018, at which point TripAdvisor also banned demeaning animal shows and performances from sale.

What “demeaning” might mean in the context of animal rights, only a moonbat could answer. Presumably, teaching a dog to beg for treats would be demeaning.

Future extensions of the policy may ban tickets to events that feature any animal in captivity. Zoos, rodeos, horseback riding, et cetera demean animals and therefore must be eradicated by the corporate cancel culture.

As we slide ever further down the slippery slope toward absolute lunacy, and animal-exploiting villains become ever harder to identify, events will be banned if anyone associated with them stands accused of owning a fishbowl. Already San Francisco has considered banning goldfish.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 01 2019

Carson King Cancelers Get Canceled Back

Brazilian–Belgian watery beer monger Anheuser-Busch InBev has gone out of its way to establish itself as producing beer for moonbats (see here, here, and here). Its treatment of Carson King should come as no surprise.

Via Fox News:

The 24-year-old Iowa man made headlines earlier [last] month when he went on a taping of ESPN’s “College Gameday” at Iowa State University asking people to send him money for beer. His sign read “Busch Light supply needs replenished” and included information on how to send him money through Venmo, the popular money-transfer app.

After King received hundreds of thousands of dollars, he decided to donate to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Soon after, Busch Light decided to match the donation — and said they would send King a year’s supply of beer with his face on the can.

But then the story went sour, when the Des Moines Register discovered that King had tweeted racially insensitive jokes as a 16-year-old in 2012. Despite the usual groveling apologies, Anheuser-Busch InBev severed it ties with King, treating him as a political leper (although still agreeing to match the donation).

Cancel culture strikes again. But this time the cancelers got canceled back.

Reporter Aaron Calvin dug up King’s adolescent thought crimes. Twitter users did some research themselves, and found that he too had sent allegedly racist tweets. Calvin has been fired.

Anheuser-Busch InBev got a taste of its own canceling too. Busch Light was pulled from Iowa Oktoberfest by enraged Iowans.

There should be no difficulty replacing Busch Light with better beer. Kudos to anyone who pushes back against the lunatic tyranny of political correctness.

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

Sep 26 2019

Mattel Pushes Gender-Fluid Dolls

Emphasizing nonwhite dolls does not push social engineering hard enough. What kids need are dolls that violate basic gender norms that have persisted throughout time. Or at least, that is what the corporate moonbats at Mattel appear to believe. The company is marketing racially correct gender-fluid dolls.

Via Fox Business:

Toymaker Mattel announced a new line of gender-neutral dolls, claiming its research shows that kids “don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.”

Please. Children young enough to play with dolls are not the ones waging war against gender norms. They just want to be normal — an option that progressives are doing their best to deny them.

Kids can customize the new dolls with long or short hair, pants or skirts, or both. The dolls come in six different skin tones, and the suggested retail price is $30.

Good luck getting any boys to play with them if they don’t come equipped with weapons. Unless liberals have had more success than I realize at freakifying the next generation, only girls will play with these dolls. They will assign each doll to one gender or the other, not some creepy gray zone in between.

Or maybe the ad below accurately reflects what children have been molded into. If so, please let this pass, and let the pendulum swing hard in the opposite direction soon.

On a tip from Kate P. Hat tip: Summit News.

Sep 20 2019

IKEA Learns That Peas Are Racist

No wonder moonbats behave like spoiled children; their every petulant whim is catered to with obsequious alacrity not only by academia but also by the corporate world of PC invertebrates. No detail is too trivial to escape forced compliance with SJW demands.

Swedish furniture company IKEA transgressed against wokedness by adding jerk chicken to their cafe menu in the UK. Their version of the Caribbean dish featured white rice and green peas. This is racist, because when people in the Caribbean say “rice and peas,” they mean “rice and kidney beans.” IKEA found itself set upon by a Twitter mob for committing cultural appropriation:

The groveling apology was not long in coming:

We’re aware that our new jerk chicken, served with rice and peas has created some conversation and in some cases offense. Our intention was to create a dish for many people to enjoy but we appreciate that we may have got it wrong. We apologize and we are now relooking at the dish.

Now peas are offensive.

On a tip from rpp618.

Aug 19 2019

Fast Food Ecofollies

Food businesses are as eager as other corporations to display their ESG moonbattery. This has resulted in fast food ecofollies.

These companies sometimes signal their virtue by serving food in ostensibly envirofriendly molded fiber bowls:

Unlike styrofoam clamshells or wax-lined soup cups, fiber products feel like they’d turn into mush on a leaf pile. They seem to offer convenience without the karmic debt, a way to eat that leaves no trace.

How nice to be able to eat without guilt gnawing at us for violating the planet. But as usual with environmentalist virtue signaling, appearance is one thing, reality another:

[A]ll molded fiber bowls contain PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a broad class of more than 4,000 fluorinated compounds that do not biodegrade naturally in the environment. This means that the bowls used at restaurants like Chipotle and Sweetgreen aren’t truly compostable, as has been claimed. Instead, they are likely making compost more toxic, adding to the chemical load of the very soil and water they were supposed to help improve.

Nonetheless, Sweatgreen boasts that its molded fiber bowls are “100% compostable!

Health effects at the individual level are still unknown:

The very worst PFAS chemicals are linked to a range of serious health outcomes, from colitis and thyroid disorders to kidney and testicular cancers, and have been mostly phased out of production in the U.S. These bowls are more likely to contain newer varieties that are just as persistent in the environment and are of grave concern to scientists, but have not been studied as closely for potential health effects.

Health effects on humans are of less concern to enviromoonbats than those on animals. For example, many tears have been shed over the fate of sea turtles that get plastic straws stuck in their nostrils. This is a major justification for the war on plastic straws (see here, here, here, here, and here).

MacDonald’s has responded with paper straws. These suck:

Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive.

But the US fast food giant says the new paper straws are not yet easy to recycle and should be put into general waste.

Customers griped that the new straws dissolve before a drink can be finished. No doubt environmentalists regard this as a small price to pay to save the turtles. MacDonald’s responded with thicker paper straws that it has a hard time recycling.

It is likely that before long there will be no straws. They will go onto the long list of what moonbattery took away from us.

On tips from Steve S.

Aug 01 2019

Get Woke, Go Broke: Procter & Gamble

When it comes to corporations that aggressively ram moonbattery down our throats rather than give us a reason to use their product, Procter & Gamble tops even Nike.

One P&G ad pushes the phony leftist dogma that blacks are oppressed by the evil white man. Another ad denounces men for manifesting toxic masculinity.

Not content to merely annoy their customers, the social justice warriors at P&G seem determined to make them vomit. This is accomplished through gut-wrenchingly unappealing odes to morbid obesity and transsexual freakification.

Now we see the effect this foolishness has on the bottom line:

Procter & Gamble has reported a net loss of $5.24 billion, prompting speculation as to whether a boycott of the company’s Gillette shaving products after a divisive ‘woke’ ad campaign hit the company’s bottom line.

The reference here is to the insulting toxic masculinity ad, which some genius must have thought would compel men to buy Gillette shaving products.

The commercial alternated between echoing glib feminist talking points and bashing men, while also featuring a clip from left-wing news outlet The Young Turks.

Then again, maybe they weren’t even trying to sell shaving cream. Maybe they just wanted us to know what moonbats they are. If so, they succeeded.

It has now been revealed that Procter & Gamble took an $8 billion writedown on its Gillette shaving business, contributing to “a net loss of about $5.24 billion, or $2.12 per share, for the quarter ended June 30.”

Couldn’t happen to a nicer company.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Jul 24 2019

Macy’s Pulls Plates to Appease Humorless SJW

The overweight now qualify as “oppressed.” They and those who bully on their behalf have the power to compel the sniveling PC invertebrates comprising corporate America to obey their peremptory commands. When Macy’s dared sell humorous plates with circles delimiting the portions appropriate for skinny jeans, favorite jeans, and mom jeans, a social justice warrior reacted with rage, apparently because this counts as fat shaming:

Other SJWs echoed the fury.

You can guess how Macy’s reacted:

Macy’s responded to Ward’s tweet saying that it agreed with her and that it had “missed the mark on this product.”

“It will be removed from all STORY at Macy’s locations,” it tweeted. Story is a pop-up-style area in some Macy’s stores that stocks products from small businesses.

Power. Not only enjoyed vicariously through the hypertrophied government but right there in their own petty tyrant fingertips as they issue menacing demands on Twitter. That’s what it’s all about for SJWs. The more their victims react with obsequious submission, the more aggressive the bullying will get.

On a tip from Doc.

Jul 07 2019

Police Thrown Out of Tempe Starbucks

The campaign to demoralize police officers here in the Phoenix area, which went into overdrive with the recent family shoplifting affair and the Plain View Project unmasking of social media thought crimes, marches forward. Officers were asked to leave a Tempe Starbucks because a customer “did not feel safe” with them present:

Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.

Two of the officers are veterans. This happened on the Fourth of July.

Neither the barista nor the customer who allegedly complained were identified.

That the complainant is a person of politically preferred pigmentation is nearly certain. According to the liberal narrative, police are somehow a threat to them, as if their neighborhoods would be safer with no police. After Philadelphia police were called on two troublemakers of color who refused to either buy something or leave, Starbucks went into a prolonged spasm of politically correct groveling, opening the restrooms to bums and junkies and closing 8,000 locations while imposing Cultural Marxist brainwashing (aka “racial bias training”) on the employees.

Ironically, requesting that the officers leave proves that the reason for wanting them to leave is pure B.S. The complainant wouldn’t dare make such a request if police were evil thugs like the media and Democrat politicians ask us to believe.

More irony: if the criminal class that police allegedly oppress hold up this Starbucks, the employee in question will waste no time calling the police; nor will the police waste any time putting their lives on the line in response to the call, even knowing how little their service is appreciated.

Still more irony: the troublemakers who set off the brouhaha in Philadelphia by refusing to abide by the rules are effusively and obsequiously welcome by penitent Starbucks. Police officers who help them to enforce rules so as to maintain public safety for the customers, not so much.

Weirdly, no matter how despicably Starbucks wallows in moonbattery, customers keep coming back.

On a tip from Byron.

Jul 02 2019

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Pushes Back Against Nike

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey earns the highest kudos for pushing back against Nike after it nixed shoes with the original Betsy Ross flag on them because the odious Colin Kaepernick finds American heritage offensive:

In a series of overnight tweets, Ducey announced he is yanking … millions of dollars in state incentives offered to get Nike to build a manufacturing plant in the suburban city of Goodyear.

“Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism,” Ducey wrote in a series of tweets early Tuesday.

Extra kudos to Ducey for recognizing that this represents not only the scourge known as political correctness but also an escalation of the liberal War on History, which went into high gear with the campaign to delete any remnant of Southern history and soon escalated to an attack on the flag.

Adds Ducey,

“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”

Here is what Nike’s moonbattery cost it:

The city council in Goodyear, Arizona, voted Monday to approve plans to construct a multimillion-dollar Nike manufacturing plant in the city. The agreement included a promise to waive $1 million in plan review and permit fees and reimburse Nike an additional $1 million as a thank you for the estimated 550 jobs the plant will create.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of jobs in the Phoenix area without handing out money to a company that gives veto power over anything patriotic to a leftist former athlete who literally makes his living nowadays by hating America.

Ducey also noted,

“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike. Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.”

Compare and contrast withholding free goodies from Nike due to its conspicuous anti-patriotism with the liberal politicians who refuse to allow Chick-fil-A to open restaurants because the Left is at war with the company due to its association with Christianity.

It isn’t hard to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys.

On tips from Varla and 1-Bodhisattva.

Jul 02 2019

Nike Pulls Patriotic Sneakers on Orders From Colin Kaepernick

Nike has deep-sixed patriotic sneakers featuring the original Betsy Ross flag because vehemently anti-American washed-up former football player Colin Kaepernick expressed disapproval.

Kaepernick, best known for indulging in disrespectful antics when the national anthem was played during his bygone football career, proclaims that the original flag of the USA is offensive. So Nike, which has positioned itself as the official sneaker company of the radical Left by paying Kaepernick to represent it, pulled the shoe after it had already been sent to retailers.

The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week. The heel of the shoe featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle, a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag. …

After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery…

Anything associated with the Enlightenment, which gave birth to America, must be erased because there was still slavery during this period, as there had always been.

To give a hostile cockroach like Colin Kaepernick veto power over our heritage is the most disgusting thing to come out of a moonbattery-addled corporation yet. The most sacred symbols of America now face consignment to the memory hole as thought crimes.

If it were up to Nike, the Fourth of July would be canceled, because apparently Kaepernick finds that offensive too.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Blackjack.

Jul 01 2019

Oreo Cookies Perverted Pronouns Push

As a totalitarian ideology like moonbattery takes root, it becomes ubiquitous. Propaganda screams at you from everywhere. Soon you won’t be able to so much as buy a package of cookies without being subjected to pushy social engineering. Nabisco is giving away “special edition Pronoun Packs” of Oreo cookies to encourage kids to identify as a gender other than their own and to bully others into going along by insisting on the use of contrived pronouns.

I assumed NCTE stood for National Center for Transgender Equality Supremacism, but according to The Federalist, it’s worse than that:

NCTE is the National Council of Teachers of English. While it sounds benign, this massive organization that affects millions of teachers all over the country—and helped write Common Core—has been politically far leftist for decades. … Its influence on actual English curriculum has been to degrade instruction with politicization and gobbledygook, according to the most rigorous research.

From cookies to classrooms, there is no escape. That is how people are persuaded to conform to such a pernicious and unappealing ideology as political correctness. People are social animals. Most will go along with anything if they think everyone else is going along with it. Liberals’ success at ramming the LGBT agenda down the public’s throat is proof of this.

Brainwashing is especially effective if applied to impressionable youth, for example, by targeting schoolchildren and cookie consumers.

The good news is that anyone disgusted into boycotting Oreos will probably experience health benefits.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

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