LOC wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 12:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 12:16:
Slashman wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 11:49:^^^
Well written, but beware a shit storm may just be about to flood you.
In any case...it is unfortunately that these people cannot resist the urge to post about everything on social media. I'm glad I'm too old to be caught up in this kind of foolishness. I put my foot in my mouth enough in my personal life that I really don't need to showcase myself having my foot down my throat for the world to see.
How does anyone get to be the head of a company and not know this.
Keep your mouth shut and run every public facing social media post past your legal and hr departments.
His dismissal was not even close to being "cancel cultured".
I'm sure the regular suspects will be a long claiming how he's a victim of woke or sjw bullshit. It's inevitable.
What I don't get is the people who scream from the clouds about freedom of speech this and that - don't seem to understand how freedom of speech is supposed to work. He has every right to say whatever he wants, wherever he wants. But as is the case with many things in life, he is not free from the consequences of what he says. And this is one of those consequences. Not to mention, Twitter is not the United States. It's a private company (or is it public, I don't even know anymore) etc. He may not live in the US where his speech is protected (again not from consequence though.)
And this constant bullshit about cancel culture drives me up a wall. Unless the person being "cancelled" is DEAD (and since everyone these days is so sensitive to everything, I am not calling for people to be killed or anything like that), how are they being cancelled? Because Twitter banned them or they can't post on whatever social media? That's not cancelled, since one can simply you know - talk to people the "normal" way still. GASP!
It is because popular networks like to keep throwing these words out (cancelled/woke) over and over to brain wash individuals into believing that is what it is. There will be no actual fact checking into what it means or what really happened. It just is, well if the media said it is, it must be it. This "misinformation" spreads out at a highly contagious level and you end up having everyone spew the same bs even if they don't know what it truly means.
Though it sounds good, it gets people angry, and it gets people to hate one another. It sounds like that is mostly all the media does these days in America. Get everyone so riled up and angry that you see more and more crazies out there everyday.
As you said and some others pointed out. This guy can say whatever the hell he wants. He has to live with the consequences now.