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If you’re a Trump supporter or someone who backs the police and believes that “All Lives Matter,” Goodyear is not the place for you.
The flailing tire company triggered a boycott after an internal “diversity training” presentation allegedly showed that Goodyear allows employees to wear Black Lives Matter and LGBT gear but bans MAGA attire or anything that’s pro-police or pro-every other race.
The employee leaked an alleged photo of the slide, which was presented at Goodyear’s Topeka, Kansas factory. The slide was mandated by Goodyear’s corporate headquarters in Akron, Ohio.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) August 19, 2020
In a statement, Goodyear denied that the slide was created by the company.
But a leaked audio later suggested that Goodyear’s denial was a lie (listen below).
Yesterday, Goodyear became the focus of a conversation that created some misconceptions about our policies and our company. Goodyear has always wholeheartedly supported both equality and law enforcement and will continue to do so. pic.twitter.com/oO6jUg2rTR
— Goodyear (@goodyear) August 19, 2020
A damning leaked audio recording proves Goodyear’s statement was bogus.
Wow. Leaked audio proves that Goodyear’s statement was bogus. It also shows that the discriminatory policy is WORSE than first reported. It actually discriminates on explicitly racial grounds. Which is definitely illegal. Not to mention racist.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 20, 2020
The anonymous employee who leaked the slide said Goodyear’s policy is discriminatory.
“If someone wants to wear a BLM shirt in here, then cool. I’m not going to get offended about it,” the employee told WIBW. “At the same time, if someone’s not going to be able to wear something that is politically-based, even in the farthest stretch of the imagination, that’s discriminatory. If we’re talking about equality, then it needs to be equality. If not, it’s discrimination.”
Goodyear’s anti-MAGA, anti-police policy ignited backlash on social media, especially from Trump supporters.
In response, Goodyear issued an incoherent statement suggesting that it allows BLM gear because it apparently doesn’t consider the Marxist Black Lives Matter coalition a political movement:
“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork.
As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues, but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”
That’s outrageous, because numerous commentators have repeatedly pointed out that Black Lives Matter is a radical-left political movement.
Goodyear’s hypocrisy ignited the hashtag #BoycottGoodyear.
The slide was initially spotted and amplified by “Hoaxed” filmmaker Mike Cernovich.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 18, 2020
Many pointed out that police cars go through a lot of tires, especially since leftist rioters have been slashing tires and vandalizing squad cars en masse.
One person remarked: “If I was the chief of a police department, Goodyear tires would be banned until they change this policy.”
I believe police cars go through a lot of tires. If I was the chief of a police department Goodyear tires would be banned until they change this policy.
— Mad Replicant 🇺🇸 (@MadReplicant) August 19, 2020
One woman tweeted: “Hey Goodyear, my husband and I only buy Goodyear, but you just lost us forever. GTFOH w/your social justice BS.”
Another Twitter user wrote: “Hey, Goodyear, I have three vehicles – that’s lot of tires. Do you want to lose the people who buy the expensive tires for the sake of a minority of people who drive a Prius or live in Mom’s basement and have a scooter? #BoycottGoodyear”
The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh tweeted: “We need to get #BoycottGoodyear trending. They need to overturn this discriminatory polic[y], apologize for it, and apologize for their support of a violent Marxist organization.”
Goodyear bans blue lives matter and all lives matter messages while allowing BLM and LGBT. We need to get #BoycottGoodyear trending. They need to overturn this discriminatory police, apologize for it, and apologize for their support of a violent Marxist organization. pic.twitter.com/MYfnbvsEPo
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 19, 2020
Walsh echoed the sentiments of millions of Americans when he said Black Lives Matter is a domestic terror group trying to destabilize the government to usher in a Marxist revolution through mob violence and harassment.
(Source: Matt Walsh)
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (who was previously a federal prosecutor) also declared Black Lives Matter a domestic terrorist organization.
Donald Trump Jr. warned that Black Lives Matters’ mob violence won’t be limited just to the big cities anymore. They’ll be coming to the suburbs and into your neighborhood soon because Democrats refuse to condemn their savagery.
“BLM is destroying Democrat-run cities,” Don Jr. said. “These are cities that have been controlled by Democrats for up to a century, but they blame Trump. This is the quintessential example of liberal privilege. It should not be happening. Guess what? It is not just happening in big cities. Democrats are literally siding with criminals. It’s only a matter of time until this comes into your backyard. It’s inevitable.”
Don Jr continued: “Democrats are incapable of pushing back against the bad guys. Because that’s their base.”
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