“I walk by Lululemon … and there’s a sign that says we don’t support racism, sexism, discrimination or hate. And I’m like, who gives a f***, you’re just selling yoga pants. I don’t need your yoga pants politics,” Chris Rock rants in his recent Netflix special. The comedian’s take is in line with a 2023 Stagwell Global survey that found that:
• 38% thought American companies speak out too much on social issues (+6 points from July 2022).
• 68% said they thought that when companies voice their opinion on a social issue, it’s a marketing ploy (+12 points).
– Eve Lederman, The PR Power Poll 100