Remember when Goodyear claimed that the “Zero Tolerance” slide prohibiting All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, and MAGA hats did not originate at their corporate office? After skirting the issue of silencing those who support the police, and abandoning the policy as their own… now audio from the training session has been leaked as well.
The instructor at the diversity training class can be heard saying:
“Some people may wish to express their views on social justice or inequity or equity issues such as black lives matter or LGBTQ pride on their face coverings, shirts or wristbands,” the instructor can be heard telling employees. “That will be deemed approved because it applies with a zero-tolerance stance.”
After #Trump calls for a boycott, @goodyear flatly denies any association with #BlackLives Matter — then secret audio was leaked…@AndrewSaysTV has the hilarious story:https://t.co/RxIZdTYkjs#MAGA #tcot pic.twitter.com/P9T4tuMGdZ
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) August 21, 2020
“However,” the trainer can be heard adding, “if any associate wears all, blue, white lives matter shirts or face coverings, that will be not appropriate.”
“The rules around now what you can wear. Let’s try and comply with these so you know everybody feels good in this factory. I want to make sure guys, think about what we do in this factory, in this factory right,” the instructor adds. “We all work together to make tires, that’s what we do. That’s what we get paid to do. So, let’s continue to do that and do the right thing and keep this place what it has always been, a good place to work.”
It will be interesting to see if Goodyear can continue to claim that the training class never took place, and how support for the brand will be affected as they take a firm stance against support for the police.
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