Just like the Biden administration, these woke corporations have the same way of thinking, anything that goes against their narrative is morally wrong.
A recently leaked email shows a top PR handling some of these woke corporations’ advice to stop mingling with politics.
Public relations firm Zeno quietly advised woke clients to remain quiet on the draft Supreme Court document that seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Popular Information newsletter reported.
Zeno, whose roster of clients includes Pizza Hut, Starbucks, AT&T, and Coca-Cola, according to the newsletter, circulated a template email internally to share with its clients. The email reportedly told clients to “steer clear” of news outlets, asking them to “not take a stance” and “avoid media fishing,” Popular Information reported.
This is in relation to the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. If the legislation is overturned it could mean abortion becoming illegal in 23 states.
Daily Wire reported:
In 2019, when Georgia passed a law that banned abortion after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, a number of high-profile businesses spoke out against it. Executives at companies like Coca-Cola and Amazon went so far as to put their names on a widely-publicized letter to GOP Governor Brian Kemp, warning that the legislation would take the state “in the wrong direction.” Since then, corporations speaking out on controversial topics has become a common occurrence.
Zeno, part of the PR giant Edelman, seemingly told clients to “not engage” with the media on its company’s position on the issue and said the first company to speak out and make their view known “becomes the lead,” per Popular Information.
“This topic is a textbook “50/50″ issue. Subjects that divide the country can sometimes be no-win situations for companies because regardless of what they do they will alienate at least 15 to 30 percent of their stakeholders,” the email sent by a Zeno executive reportedly said.
“Do not assume that all of your employees, customers or investors share your view,” the email reportedly added.
The outlet noted that elements within the Popular Information report suggest author Judd Legum’s purpose in writing it is to contribute to both the media and social media pressure big companies will feel to take a stand against overturning Roe.
In the article, Legum, who previously ran the leftwing news site ThinkProgress and worked for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, equates “women’s rights” with being pro-abortion.
He implies Zeno’s advice is hypocritical because in the past the company has released generic statements cheering women’s equality, but is unwilling to condemn the SCOTUS draft. He writes:
In a March 2021 statement posted to its corporate website, Zeno said that everyone must make “a commitment to a gender equal world” and that includes “speaking up in the face of inequality”…
Now, with the constitutional rights of women in grave danger, Zeno is giving their clients — which also include Kia Motors, Astra-Zeneca, AT&T, ASICS, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Phillips Health, Corona, Pizza Hut, Prudential, and Leveno — the opposite advice. If Edelman and other PR firms are doling out similar recommendations, it may explain why so few companies that publicly champion women’s rights have spoken out about the expected repeal of Roe.
The company said the leaked email did not “accurately reflect” the advice it’s giving clients and that the company believes it’s a “woman’s right” to make their own healthcare decisions.