Bad For Business
There seems to be an uproar here lately over several businesses (or their owners anyway) voicing their opinions on their stance on gay marriage. Two businesses that have recently sparked up controversy on the issue are Oreo, who seem to be for gay rights, and Chick Fil A, who seem to be against gay rights. The fact of the matter is,bothcompanies have made a mistake. They have both crossed a boundary that is typically sinful for a business to cross and that is bringing up personal opinion on a controversial topic.
You see, the object of every business is to get on its knees and suck the metaphorical dick of its customers. Voicing strong opinions puts a company at risk of losing butt hurt customers who disagree with whatever opinion was voiced. The subject of the opinion is irrelevant.
Now you might say, “but what’s wrong with spreading love and peace?” Sure there’s nothing wrong with it, but when you mix a controversial view like gay marriage into it, you had better prepare yourself for the shit storm that inevitably will follow. Fact: There are people out there who are against gay marriage and they will not change their opinion no matter what you say. Fact: There are people out there who are for gay marriage and they will not change their opinion no matter what you say. My tip for any business is to save yourself the trouble of starting an endless battle of comments on your Facebook post.
Also imagine this… when you go shopping, you’re already being bombarded with endless amounts of advertising. “Buy this! Save money!” Thanks to this upcoming trend of business opinions, we’ve got to put up with more propaganda? Please, save my ears and eyes. I just want to buy my shit and get out. I don’t want to be hassled with a political debate every time I want some cookies or a chicken sandwich.
Keep business and opinion separate.