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Companies That Embraced Social Issues Have Second Thoughts

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2023
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In May, clothing company The North Face released a video for Pride Month featuring drag performer Pattie Gonia. The ad was similar to the one the performer appeared in for the outdoor-apparel maker a year earlier. The reaction was not. 

Within hours, calls for a boycott of the company spread on social media. “The North Face wants to be the next Bud Light!” one user wrote. “Aren’t you supposed to learn from others’ mistakes?” another user said. 

CEOs spent the past few years adjusting to a world in which investors,...

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