Every time I do one of these stories, I am still shocked at how dumb these companies and organizations are that continue going “woke” and pissing off the majority of their customers.
It’s like, they’re all blithering idiots and don’t see that this never pans out for the hundreds of companies who try it.
Just ask Coca-Cola how things are going for them after they got “woke” and butted into US elections.
They’re still reeling from that dumb move.
And then there’s the NBA, NFL, MLB, and Hollywood…The list goes on and on of these idiotic companies that take a political stand and end up backing down a few days later after all the backlash comes flooding in.
This happens time and time again, so you’d think they’d learn, right?
Because here I am once again, telling you about yet another stupid company that has gone woke, and this one is really a doozy, folks…
CMT, or “Country Music TV” is now going against nearly their entire base of viewers by promoting “gun control” of all things.
What the heck?
As you can clearly imagine, this didn’t go over well with their loyal base, and now, CMT is facing what I like to call “instant karma.”
Boatloads of it.
Daily Wire reported that viewers of CMT are slamming the company and promising to boycott its upcoming awards show after it urged viewers to “wear orange” for a gun control campaign.
“We’re (virtually) wearing orange today in support National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to call attention to the more than 100 lives that are lost every day to gun violence. #WearOrange and visit wearorange.org for more,” CMT tweeted last week.
We're (virtually) wearing orange today in support National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to call attention to the more than 100 lives that are lost every day to gun violence. #WearOrange and visit https://t.co/yCVs91toXw for more. pic.twitter.com/Ir1tsENn1W
— CMT (@CMT) June 4, 2021
A survey of the first 100 direct responses on the channel’s page showed an overwhelming majority unhappy with the message. Among the 100, only four were supportive (i.e., “Good for you! When they wrote the second amendment all they had were one shot rifles. I don’t think they ever imagined that weapons of war could be purchased! Gun control is desperately needed, background checks and a waiting period. Those who [are] against gun control are idiots!”), one neutral (“Data?”) and 95 disapproving.
That’s 95% of 100 responders not in favor of CMT’s “Wear Orange” message.
Fans slammed CMT for pushing the Wear Orange campaign, accusing the campaign of missing key context on gun violence, and threatening to boycott the CMT Music Awards, hosted this year by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, set to air Wednesday.
“This is @CMT trying to attract listeners they don’t have at risk of alienating the listeners they do have. How’d that work out for the Dixie Chicks?” one commenter said.
Another user pointed out: “That stat includes suicides, which comprise well over half of the total. It’s disingenuous to omit that fact.”
Another wrote: “Well, looks like CMT is off the channel selection for my TVs. Good luck catering country songs to the woke, and may your profits be null!”
Another said: “I find it amusing that you think I give a damn what you think I should and shouldn’t do with tools I use to defend me and mine.”
Another commenter wrote: “I no longer support CMT. Good riddance to another woke support group, out of touch with their audience.”
I just can’t imagine for the life of me what these people are thinking?
Who is running their marketing department that thought THIS of all things, would be a good idea?
They should all be fired.
Talk about not knowing who your fan base is, right?
This move here is as dumb as a company like Whole Foods doing a campaign supporting the NRA. It’s that asinine, and CMT deserves all the backlash and lost viewers that are coming to them.
Enough of allowing these companies to get into political and social issues. Tune them out, and teach them a valuable lesson about actually respecting their viewers and customers.
This piece was written by Missy Crane on June 9, 2021. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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