Disney, MLB topped Watchdog ‘Worst Awakening’ list for 2021


Major League Baseball and Walt Disney Co. are at the top of the list of “Worst Revival” companies that have been intolerant in the name of tolerance this year.

Major League Baseball was among the top 10 List of new tolerance campaigns for his April decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s new election law, which allows up to 17 days of in-person advance voting. He moved the game to Colorado, which has 15 days of in-person early voting.

Disney was on “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano’s firing list for comparing conservative treatment of Jews during the Holocaust in an Instagram post, but allowed her co-star Pedro Pascal to compare them. Trump supporters to the Nazis.

Additionally, Disney features a “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion” on its website, yet it did film part of the live-action movie “Mulan” in Xinjiang, an area known for religious persecution, and thanked the Chinese Communist Party for “entities responsible for human rights abuse” in the film’s end credits.

“From Wall Street to Main Street, online and in person – you have to live under a rock not to have encountered some degree of virtue signage by CEOs, celebrities and so-called socially conscious brands over the years. Last 12 months, “said Gregory T. Angelo, chairman of the New Tolerance campaign, which aims to shine a light on double standards intolerance.

“But even more astonishing is the blatant hypocrisy of these so-called champions of diversity, equity and inclusion,” added Mr. Angelo, former chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBTQ group.

On its website, the New Tolerance campaign claims to have brought together more than 30,000 grassroots activists in all 50 states in efforts such as challenging university rhetoric policies and corporate relationships with entities that violate human rights.

The worst of the campaign revival list “highlights the worst offenders who have failed to live up to their self-declared values ​​while pushing false tolerance” in 2021, Mr. Angelo said.

The group named the Women’s Tennis Association its “champion of true tolerance” for suspending tournaments in China following the disappearance of female star Peng Shuai after she spoke out on social media against the Communist authorities.

“Their CEO Steve Simon continues to stand firm, suspending all WTA tournaments in China until the safety of star athlete Peng Shuai is assured,” said Mr. Angelo. “You would expect any professional sports association to do the same for human rights, but in a year in which big business and sports associations have bent over backwards for ignoring the CCP’s brutal oppression to raise money in the Chinese market, the WTA’s bold stance deserves praise.

Emerson College, a private liberal arts school in Boston, was listed for suspending a section of the Turning Point USA campus for “anti-Asian fanaticism” in October after the student group handed out stickers criticizing human rights violations in China.

The “Elites Who Broke Their Own COVID Rules” tote category helped complete the Top 10 list, which includes Walmart, Amazon, CVS Health, American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, the BlackRock and Big Tech investment management, represented by Facebook and Twitter.


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