In the past few months: Disney paused political donations, Exxon banned BLM flags, Fortune 500 companies were silent on Roe, Netflix fired 150 activist employees, and State Farm abandoned its "LGBT books for kids" program. Is Woke Capital having second thoughts?
Yesterday, Caroline Downey reported that State Farm, the insurance mega-corporation that had recently launched an initiative sponsoring the distribution of LGBT literature to children as young as kindergartners, was having second thoughts:
State Farm, the household-name insurance company, has abandoned its program to distribute LGBTQ-themed books to teachers, community centers, and libraries, explicitly targeting children as young as kindergartners, after a media exposé based on a whistleblower email caught the company by surprise on Monday.
In an email to all State Farm agents and staff members sent just hours after multiple news outlets revealed the book initiative, Victor Terry, chief diversity officer and vice president of public affairs, announced the cancellation of its collaboration with GenderCool, an organization that promotes LGBTQ teaching via speaking events, mentorship programs, DEI/HR consulting, and advising for parents of transgender children.
“State Farm’s support of a philanthropic program, GenderCool, has been the subject of news and customer inquiries. This program that included books about gender identity was intended to promote inclusivity,” the email, obtained by Libs of TikTok, read. “We will no longer support that program.
It’s not the first time in recent months that a large corporation has snubbed left-wing activists. In March, Disney’s ill-considered decision to go to war with Ron DeSantis over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill backfired so badly that the entertainment company decided to withdraw from political activism altogether.