Goodyear Gag Rules: Bans ‘Blue Lives Matter’ ‘MAGA’, Allows ‘BLM’

Eric Scheiner | August 19, 2020
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A Goodyear employee says the tire company has a zero tolerance policy for “Blue Lives Matter” and “MAGA” paraphernalia  but has decided “Black Lives Matter” and “LGBT Pride” gear to be acceptable.



WIBW reports that an employee took a photo of a slide presented during diversity training.

According to the employee who took the photo of the slide, it was presented at the Topeka plant by an area manager and says the slide came from their corporate office out of Akron, Ohio.

‘If someone wants to wear a BLM shirt in here, then cool. I'm not going to get offended about it. But at the same time, if someone's not going to be able to wear something that is politically based, even in the farthest stretch of the imagination, that's discriminatory,’ said the employee under the agreement of anonymity due to fears they could lose their job. ‘If we're talking about equality, then it needs to be equality. If not, it's discrimination.’

13 NEWS has reached out to Goodyear about the slide. They did not answer questions when asked if the slide was part of a training from their main office.

The photo shows a slide of what’s acceptable and not acceptable at Goodyear.

Under acceptable: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride.

Listed as unacceptable: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material.

President Trump has been made aware of the news and issued the following tweet Wednesday.



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