President Trump calls for tire boycott after Goodyear bans "Blue Lives Matter," "MAGA" attire in stores

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 19th, 2020 2:23 pm

Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 3:05 pm

President Trump on Wednesday called for a Goodyear Tire boycott after the rubber tire manufacturing company banned "Blue Lives Matter," "All Lives Matter," and "MAGA" attire at all its U.S. locations.

Trump's proclamation comes after a Twitter photo, which was allegedly taken from a company diversity training program in Akron, Ohio, revealed that any pro-police and pro-Trump slogans should be banned by Goodyear stores.

According to a photo posted to Twitter that is allegedly of the company's "Zero Tolerance" policy, any "Black Lives Matter" or "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender" messaging is considered "acceptable."

Goodyear released a statement Wednesday, saying the "visual in question was not created or distributed by Goodyear" and that the slide was not "part of a diversity training class."

"To be clear on our longstanding corporate policy, Goodyear has zero-tolerance for any form of harassment or discrimination," the statement reads. "To enable a work environment free of those, we ask that associates refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equality issues."


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