Skip to comments.This Independence Day, Tell Corporate America to Shut Up and Stop Committing Suicide
Posted on 07/04/2021 4:11:33 AM PDT by Kaslin
This is stupidity. This is insanity. This is suicide. American companies and institutions are purposely destroying themselves. They're ripping apart billion-dollar brands that have taken decades of hard work to build. And they're doing it in a matter of days.
They're marching off cliffs like sheep.
Keep in mind sheep are idiots. They have no brainpower. They can't think for themselves. If one sheep walks off a cliff, they'll all happily follow. Did you ever imagine CEOs of billion-dollar companies could be as dumb as sheep?
Who committed suicide this week? Some of the biggest brand names in America ...
Let's start with Victoria's Secret. I have a secret for them. You just killed your business. How clueless can you get? Victoria's Secret sells lingerie, bras, bathing suits. This isn't brain surgery. Those products are sold by beautiful female models. Always have been, always will be. They're so beautiful they're called "angels." And here's another secret for clueless Victoria's Secret: Men open up their wallets for beautiful women.
Most women want to look like angels, too. Even if only for one night with dim lights on. Even if only while wearing Victoria's Secret lingerie.
Sex and beauty sell clothing. All clothing, but especially women's clothing. And really, really, especially, lingerie, bras and bathing suits.
But the brains of Victoria's Secret executives have clearly been eaten by zombies or brainwashed by woke, liberal, feminist fools. They've decided to fire all their sexy, gorgeous, skinny, busty models. The angels are being replaced by overweight, unattractive, feminist icons and transgender models.
Even if you personally believe this leftist, feminist drivel, that's fine. Be a Stepford wife in private. But to attach this insanity to your billion-dollar brand is suicide. No one will buy clothing, let alone bras, panties and lingerie from unattractive, overweight feminists and transgender models. Your business is ruined, thanks to your radical, absurd, insane political philosophy.
But the NFL could be even more stupid and reckless than Victoria's Secret. Have you seen the latest TV ad for the NFL? It says, "The NFL is gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender." Insanity does not even begin to describe how clueless this is. I'm Exhibit A. I'm the prototype for your typical NFL fan.
I've loved the NFL since I was 5 years old. I live for Sundays to watch NFL football. I live and die with my Dallas Cowboys. I love America, faith, family, freedom, my fiancee and my NFL. That's not a brand. That's a religion. The NFL is part of my life. It's the DNA of America.
Why would the NFL ruin their brand by getting involved with politics? And not just any politics, but the most controversial and radical politics possible.
First, you damaged your NFL brand with kneeling for the national anthem. Then you supported Black Lives Matter rioting, looting and burning. Ratings dramatically declined. Now this. Are you trying to alienate 60% or more of your most loyal fans? Why?
The NFL is about sports, gambling and violence. It's a perfect mix that attracts mostly macho, straight males -- a majority of whom are conservative, Christian and unabashed patriots. I'd bet my life's fortune that a large majority of the fans sitting in the stands at NFL games voted for former President Donald Trump.
Like it or not, that's your audience. Like it or not, a majority of the NFL's paying customers have conservative views and values. They go to church; they believe in God; they own guns; they vote Republican; and they idolize Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone and Donald Trump.
Why offend your customers? Why get involved in politics at all? But if you do, why pick a stand that alienates a majority of your most loyal fans? I have nothing against lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders, but how many pay for NFL season tickets? Maybe a dozen in a stadium that seats 75,000? Maybe.
Is the NFL trying to attract 0.0000000001% new fans while driving away 60% of their current fans forever? Is that a smart business decision? Actually, this is business suicide.
The NFL shouldn't hate gays, lesbians or transgenders. I don't. But what does anyone's sexuality have to do with football? Will there be a straight male Pride Month? Will future NFL television ads say: "We are macho, straight, Republican and proud"? I doubt it. But why not? That's your audience. That's who buys the tickets.
The lesson for corporations is: Stay out of politics. Don't take sides. Unless you have a business death wish. Unless you want to kill your brand.
This Independence Day, tell corporate America to shut up and stop committing suicide.
Booze commercials never feature drunks.
Do they secretly hate their target audience?
While we are still the majority we need to act like the majority
Yet this author will still watch football and still buy the tickets anyhow.
Don’t be so sure. My husband doesn’t watch football anymore.
Drunks don’t need commercials to intice them to by booze.
It was a joke, son.
Only the strong survive...let them commit suicide. They deserve it.
they sure do.
Why would they?
Just one of my random contemplations.
[and I would totally watch THOSE commercials]
Well that is good. If you make a decision stick to your guns. If more did that we could actually fix these things. I have been boycotting football since back when they stopped televising the cheerleaders and the bands during halftime. lol
Whenever a corporation chooses to commit suicide, stand back and let them. It simply proves they’re not worth saving.
It’s still possible in this country to replace them with a more viable company. Buy its products instead. Better yet, invest in it, too.
Other aspects of corporations dilemmas in attracting new customers might include: gen Z and X spend their time on their phones not looking at TV. When I grew up we had 1 TV and we watched what dad did, period. Now their are TVs with hundreds of channels in kids rooms. Young people are not as interested in dressing up as we were. Seen a high school dance lately? Do they still have them? Sure there are some fashion icons but kids don’t buy clothes like they did in the 50’s/60’s. They don’t buy big stereo systems like I did in the 70”s. Heck kids are not into cars like my generation was. Do they care about the back seat like I did (drive in movies -oh Yeah!)Grunge is in, tattoos are in,etc, etc. What’s a corporation to do? Next thing might be Rollerball for real.
Open your eyes and smell the coffee. Economy grew 7% last quarter. Large corporations are making record profits
Don't take sides unless you think that the Democrat totalitarian State is the near future and you want some little chance to survive, perhaps as a business, perhaps as your personal selves.
I think the DTS is here already and is perched on the rail gathering itself to pour down onto the deck and slaughter the crew and passengers.
I thought J C Penny hiring “Ellen” as spokesperson gave them a very good example of HOW TO KILL YOUR COMPANY...
Apparently, the USA is full of slow learners.,
7% growth in that quarter is due to people FINALLY getting to GO INTO STORES & SHOP.
All a company has to do is simply say, “We don’t do politics. We make cars” (or beer, or razors or lingerie or whatever). The only result of getting into partisan politics is to alienate a good chunk of your audience. Stockholders should see to it that “woke” marketing departments are gone yesterday.
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