The corporate kowtow

Another corporate case of Eich Syndrome strikes the co-founder of Rooster:

Gavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay.

Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, “Transphobia is Perfectly Natural” has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a “Boycott Rooster” movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes.

“Gavin’s views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members,” said a Rooster representative. “We are extremely disappointed with his actions and have asked that he take a leave of absence while we determine the most appropriate course of action.”

It’s telling how large Christian boycotts that actually have an economic effect on the company seldom produce any changes in behavior, but if the degenerates and the mentally ill threaten a trivial boycott that will have no effect whatsoever, the companies are always happy to ask “how high?”

It’s almost as if they use it as an excuse to thought-police their organizations….

A prominent member of Mozilla posted a plea for people to return to Firefox a few weeks ago. I was not the only one to tell him no, absolutely not, and to reference Mozilla’s thought-policing behavior.

Which is a reminder that if you’re using Firefox, I would encourage you to switch to another browser. It really has made a difference; about a third of the Firefox users here successfully changed to something else.