The woke capitalism thread [Get woke, go broke]

Cr33pin

Peacock
Gold Member
I wanted to make a safe space for us racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and Islamaphobic neo nazis to revel in the downfall of some of these corporations that try to inject far left politics, SJW rhetoric, or the liberal agenda into their brand. Sadly some of these corporations are to big to fail but we can still snicker at their financial losses.



Feel free to post about any company that you know of that has "got woke, and went broke"

 

Cr33pin

Peacock
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

Battlefield V for Vagina
This one was interesting to see.


Cliffs
EA promises this game will be the most immersive Battlefield yet, set in WW2
The reveal trailer features a one armed female with blue face paint
Angry fans speak out and EA's chief design officer Patrick Soderlund says the following
“I have a 13-year-old daughter that when the trailer came out and she saw all the flak, she asked me, ‘Dad, why’s this happening?'” he continued. “She plays Fortnite, and says, ‘I can be a girl in Fortnite. Why are people so upset about this?’ … I just said, ‘You know what? You’re right. This is not ok.’ These are people who are uneducated – they don’t understand that this is a plausible scenario.

“Listen: this is a game. And today gaming is gender-diverse, like it hasn’t been before. There are a lot of female people who want to play, and male players who want to play as a badass woman. And we don’t take any flak. We stand up for the cause, because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either or. It’s just not OK.”

The fans accept EA's challenge to not buy the game
Preorders for the game are the lowest for any Battlefield game ever
EA pushes the game back a month from the initial release date to add more "polish"
EA stock plummets
 

Cr33pin

Peacock
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

IveBeenFramed said:
Nike's Kaepernick Ad Has Cost The Company Over $3 Billion So Far

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-04/nikes-kaepernick-ad-has-cost-company-over-3-billion-so-far

Since announcing their new advertising campaign will be led by Colin Kaepernick, the social media backlash has dominated the virtue-signaling efforts we presume they hoped for.

With images of Nike apparel and footwear being burned and real sacrifice being discussed, it appears investors are growing disillusioned as NFL fans as Nike shares are down 2.4% in the pre-market.

If the public backlash against other corporate brand names who have taken a vocal political stance is any indication, Nike faces considerably more pressure: companies from Dick's (which saw a sharp decline in sales after it stopped selling guns), to ESPN, to Papa John's, to Twitter and Facebook, to In-N-Out burger, have all seen an angry customer backlash - from either the left or the right - once these corporations entered the political arena, resulting in a hit to the top line, and ultimately, the shareholders' pocket.

Back to my classic Puma sneakers then if that's how Nike wants to be.

 

balybary

Pelican
RE: Get woke, go broke

With the Ghostbusters 2016 movie, they have destroyed one of the most famous movie brand ($$$), and Ghostbusters has the huge advantage that you can sell a lot of toys for the kids ($$$$$).

Ghostbusters had so much potential it was crazy, a once in a lifetime opportunity for a producer. It's super easy to write a good story based on Ghostbusters.

But it was deemed more appropriate to spit in the face of the fans, and to make a very unpleasant feminist movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_(2016_film)#Box_office
Ghostbusters grossed $128.3 million in North America and $100.8 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $229.1 million.[6] With a net production budget of $144 million[78] Due to the large amount spent on marketing, the studio stated that the film would need to gross at least $300 million to break even.[79] Before the release, director Paul Feig stated "A movie like this has to at least get to like $500 million worldwide, and that’s probably low."[80]

The Hollywood Reporter estimated the film's financial losses would be over $70 million.[79][81][82] A representative of Sony found this loss estimate to be "way off," saying: "With multiple revenue streams [...] the bottom line, even before co-financing, is not even remotely close to that number."[79][81] According to Variety, sources familiar with the film's financing estimate the total loss to be about $75 million, of which, due to co-financing with Village Roadshow, Sony would lose about $50 million.[83] Sony insiders have projected, along with co-financing, a total loss of about $25 million.[83] Bloomberg News estimated the film lost $58.6 million.[84] By August 2016, sources such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal had begun calling Ghostbusters a box office bomb.[12][85][86][87] The film's performance contributed to Sony taking a $1 billion writedown in January 2017.[88]

In the United States and Canada, the film opened Friday, July 15, across 3,963 theaters, earning $17.2 million on its first day,[89] including $3.4 million it made from Thursday preview screenings.[90] The film earned $46 million in its opening weekend, finishing second at the box office behind The Secret Life of Pets ($50.8 million).[78] It procured the biggest opening weekend ever for director Feig and star Melissa McCarthy and was the biggest live-action comedy debut since Pitch Perfect 2 in May 2015.[91] In its second weekend the film dropped 54% to $21 million (compared to the first film increasing in its sophomore week by 11%), dropping to 5th at the box office.[92]

Outside North America, Ghostbusters earned $19.1 million in its opening weekend from a handful of markets on 3,900 screens. IMAX contributed $1 million from 105 IMAX screens.[93] It had number one openings in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland ($6.1 million), number one in Australia ($3.7 million), and number three in Brazil ($2.2 million).[78] It debuted at number one on the DVD and Blu-ray charts after its release on home media in North America.[94]

In a June 2017 television appearance, Aykroyd blamed the film's underperformance on Feig. According to Aykroyd, Feig refused to shoot additional scenes requested by Aykroyd and Sony until test screenings demonstrated they were necessary, costing an additional $30–40 million in reshoots (although Sony claimed reshoots only cost $3–4 million).[95] He wrote a few days later: "Paul Feig made a good movie and had a superb cast and plenty of money to do it. We just wish he had been more inclusive to the originators. It cost everyone as it is unlikely Kristen, Leslie, Melissa and Kate will ever reprise their roles as Ghostbusters which is sad."[96]
 

Dusty

Peacock
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

(Reuters) - Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS.N) reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly same-store sales on Wednesday and forecast further declines this year, hit by tighter gun controls and a drop in Under Armour sales.

Shares in the company fell as much as 10 percent after it posted a 1.9 percent drop in same-store sales, bigger than analysts' average estimate of a 0.62 percent dip.

Dick's was one of the first retailers to stop selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines as well as bar the sale of guns to people under age 21 following a massacre at a Florida high school in February.
 

Built to Fade

Woodpecker
RE: Get woke, go broke

EA summed up in one comment. This was from the Star Wars Battlefront II debacle from November 2017. A gamer asked EA why he paid $80 only to find that Darth Vader can only be unlocked with the microtransaction cheese.

I know, it's Reddit and all, but this piece of wokeness is the most down voted comment ever! (Already a big meme/copypasta, look under "Unlockable Characters Controversy)https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/star-wars-battlefront
EA said:
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.

As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.

We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.

Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.
[img=500x403]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net...ale-to-width-down/577?cb=20120716231121[/img]

EA will never learn.
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godfather dust

Ostrich
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

I think Nike is fairly independent, not sure (I don't think it's under some umbrella like Time-Warner etc.) Many key stock holders are probably key stock holders in other corporations however.

Anyway, the way all these companies are intertwined it makes sense for oligarchs to fuck up a company completely for political reasons if those reasons either enrich the owners or other companies within that system.
 

uncledick

Woodpecker
RE: Get woke, go broke

The fact that corporations still incorporate SJWisms even after losing buckets of money either points to something sinister, or they are playing the long game in the hopes that the disappoving opposition dwindles in numbers and eventually will accept the poz. Honestly i find its getting difficult to separate the agenda pushers from regular money making business. I just presume they are all globalists with varing levels of malice. Basically corporations, were a mistake.
 

Easy_C

Crow
RE: Get woke, go broke

uncledick said:
The fact that corporations still incorporate SJWisms even after losing buckets of money either points to something sinister, or they are playing the long game in the hopes that the disappoving opposition dwindles in numbers and eventually will accept the poz. Honestly i find its getting difficult to separate the agenda pushers from regular money making business. I just presume they are all globalists with varing levels of malice. Basically corporations, were a mistake.


Stop and think about it though.

As an experiment go on LinkedIN and find 30 or so C suite executive bios at fortune 500 companies.

Let me know if you see anything in common that the overwhelming majority of them have and think about what kind of upbringing most of them have.

Once you notice it you'll see why it makes perfect sense that most of them would be be cowardly, weasel globalists.

Hint is that they've actually done studies and most execs aren't not particularly competent or intelligent. They're slightly above average frat boys who are good at being popular
 

Nonpareil

Pelican
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

I believe that this is currently the frontrunner.



But let's see how this Nike thing plays out.

I'm of the mind that this will be felt at home but the Chinese, all however the fuck many of them, who have zero time for this social justice faggotry but all the time in the world to status whore, will keep both Starbucks and Nike afloat.

Every time something like this happens, Trump gains 2 electoral college votes in 2020.
 

hv123

Woodpecker
RE: Get woke, go broke

The ultimate irony is that Starkbucks gets its coffee from companies with low wages. Wages that are kept lower than the usa due to borders............
 

Kona

Crow
Gold Member
RE: Get woke, go broke

Nike just made Colin Kapernick the #1 guy of the " Just Do It" campaign. Some people are pissed.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colin-kaepernick-nike-ad-just-do-it-shares-ad-boycott/

I think it's kind of funny. Colin Kapernick is like a SJW poster child, but Nike isn't too good with their human rights history.

Even funnier that he's the face of "Just Do It" because I believe the poor Bangladeshi kids that make the shoes think that slogan means "Just Shut Up and Sew the Shoes, and Maybe We'll Feed You" or something like that.

Maybe this will be the downfall of Nike and Colinn Kapernick in one big swoop, and the Bangladeshis will be set free.

Aloha!
 

Richard Turpin

Kingfisher
RE: Get woke, go broke

Marvel comics went full-retard years ago and has paid the price.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/07/marvel-social-justice-insanity/

“We’re seeing the worst falloff of Marvel and DC sales in the store’s 38-year history,” complained one comic book store owner in an industry forum. “Both companies are losing established readers who no longer feel that the company’s output reflects the sort of comics they enjoy.

I guess, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is enough to prop up the comics for now. But the MCU is about to crash hard any day now and when it goes, there'll be nothing left. Like locusts, they'll move on to the next thing and destroy that as well.

People read comic books to escape the real world, and readers have had enough of being called privileged cis white men, or misogynist MRAs, in the real world, let alone the one place they get to escape it. If you want to put these things in your comic books, go ahead, but readers are just going to stop buying them.
 
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