Companies Starting to Regret Their Involvement in Politics

Over the past few years, many large companies have decided to involve themselves in politics, namely leftist politics.

From embracing the far-left Black Lives Matter group (which is now under fire for improper use of donations) to attacking right-wing policies and legislation, it’s not hard to see where multiple big businesses stand.

However, while many large companies clearly believed that wading into political waters would benefit them, in the long run, there are many ways this can backfire.

According to The Federalist, this reality is something that more big businesses are starting to see for themselves.

Opening Pandora’s Box

Large companies are clearly interested in being “woke” and letting everyone know they’re with the times, in support of societal progress, etc.

However, despite companies like Disney coming out against Florida’s new education law and otherwise embracing leftism, there are always going to be folks who are even further to the left.

Some leftists, for instance, believe that Disney (as a company that runs on and relies upon profit) is naturally harmful. Another common talking point aimed at big businesses from Democrats is that since the CEOs make more than average employees, this is a form of exploitation.

Meanwhile, as these large companies do their best to appease the left and win brownie points for grandstanding, they’re alienating a core portion of their customers.

Since Disney’s uproar against Florida’s education law that prevents young children from being taught about gender politics, many conservatives have said they’ll steer clear of Disney.

Conservative pushback against Disney has also significantly heightened since the company’s CEO expressed an interest in putting LGBTQ+ content in no less than half of programs for young kids.

It’s worth noting that since Disney chose to embrace woke, leftist politics, one of the company’s shareholders has come out and told them to knock it off.

An Important Lesson to Learn

Generally, large companies and politics don’t mix well. This is especially true when a company offers products or services that appeal to people whose politics could be left, right, or elsewhere on the map.

In the long run, Disney and other big businesses that have chosen political grandstanding are going to continue to face the blowback. This blowback could take place in the form of unhappy shareholders, loss of customers, loss of profit, etc.

At some point, large companies will need to ask themselves whether or not grandstanding is worth hurting their businesses as a whole.