A “woke” employee told his music company bosses that he was refusing to work while he was “mourning” the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, so they fired him.
Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises and a self-identified “queer brown person,” sent an email to his employers explaining why he was not doing his job.
In the email, he told his superiors that he couldn’t work because the SCOTUS had apparently launched an “attack on people with uteruses.”
He explained what happened in a LinkedIn post that said:
“I’m a queer brown person and I was fired during Pride month for speaking up in defense of abortion rights at Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) (a subsidiary of Universal Music Group).
“Last Friday, like countless other folks, I was devastated by the news of the supreme court’s attack on abortion rights.
“Paired with the flood of anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, it’s been hard to process how company’s expect us to be productive while our rights are being stripped away. Especially when our company has been donating to several of these politicians (link in comments).
“Every Friday, one of my tasks was to process reports for upcoming releases.
“This is an email list that goes out to 275 people.
“I don’t know who’s on it, I just knew it was the email list with the most people that I had access to.”
Lopez revealed that his bosses emailed him to demand answers on why his work wasn’t being done.
He replied with the following:
I didn’t do [the work] today.
I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to abortion is gone.
Vivendi and Universal Music Group must stop donating to anti-abortion, anti-queer and anti-trans politicians. Politicians like Marsha Blackburn, Ken Buck, Victoria Spartz, etc. Or expect more unproductive days.
Yours in fury,
Lopez revealed that he was fired shortly after.
He claims his firing from the record company was motivated by his bosses’ racism and homophobia.
Read the post here.