As large companies pledge support for protesters, rioters are burning down small businesses…
(Natural News) Danish toymaker Lego has asked its retailers to stop promoting materials for certain play figures in response to the engineered riots surrounding the death of George Floyd. This includes promos for play sets that include police officers, firefighters and even the White House.
According to The Toy Book, who were able to obtain an email sent by Lego to its retailers, the company has requested its partners to remove both product listings and features of over 30 Lego building sets. These sets include figures of police officers, police dogs, police stations, patrol cars and many more police-themed toys.
Initially, incorrect information spread that Lego was pulling out all of its building kits that included police officers or anything related to the police. Lego was quick to clarify that the toy company did not pull out any of their sets from sale. They released a statement talking about this and said that, instead, they were pulling back on their digital advertising campaigns due to recent events.
According to a Lego representative, the company’s police and White House-related sets “were available last week and will always be available to our fans.” Another spokesperson for Lego told CNBC that the initial confusion came from a misunderstanding regarding an email that the company sent out to their affiliates.
Furthermore, Lego has joined the ranks of companies like Disney by donating $4 million in support of African American youth and the fight against racial inequality. They did this despite the fact that a Lego store in New York was also looted by rioters. (Related: Disney goes woke for Black Lives Matter – But kowtows to China’s racism, concentration camps.)
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Many other companies pledge support for rioters
Like Lego, many other corporations have spoken out and pledged their support for groups aligned with the rioters.
Athletic clothing company Nike posted on social media stating that people should not pretend that “there’s not a problem in America.” Cosmetics company Glossier said “We see you and are with you.” And Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of investment giant BlackRock, shared that he was appalled by the situation happening in the United States.
Furthermore, many companies continue to pledge their support for the demonstrations despite the fact that many companies have had their stores looted. Fashion designer Marc Jacobs, despite the fact that one of his stores in Los Angeles was ransacked and looted, said that “Property can be replaced, human lives cannot.”
Even Twitter decided to join in on the bandwagon. Their diversity account, Twitter Together, swapped their standard blue and white logo for a black and white version, which was then followed by a tweet about racism.
Some companies have even decided to back the rioters financially. San Francisco tech companies like Apple, Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Facebook and Google, among others, have pledged to donate over $30 million dollars to groups that focus on racial justice and police reform.
As large companies pledge support for protesters, rioters are burning down small businesses
While many companies, despite having their stores looted and destroyed, continue backing groups that openly support the riots, these same groups have made no distinctions between large billion-dollar businesses that can easily rebuild when the worst is over, and small corner stores that bring life to their respective communities.
In Minneapolis, where the engineered riots and civil unrest began, the wanton destruction has left many small businesses in shambles. These businesses won’t be able to rebuild as easily as Apple or Marc Jacobs.
Brandy Moore’s store, Levels, a clothing store and recording studio, had two branches, one in Minneapolis and another in neighboring St. Paul. Their Minneapolis branch was burned down on the first night of the protests, and the flames from her wrecked store were “still going” two days after. Moore, a black woman, described her venture as her “baby.”
Moore’s store in St. Paul was saved thanks to armed men who were standing on their porch and a sign on the door that said that the establishment was black owned.
Armed men standing outside two black-owned businesses on Asbury protecting them from being looted. “This is my family,” one man said. pic.twitter.com/WGl6mRjjfz— Tyler Davis (@TDavisDMR) May 28, 2020
Jim Segal, owner of Ax-Man Surplus, a tool shop in St. Paul, was not lucky to have armed supporters. He closed his store earlier than usual because of daylight looting taking place nearby. He barricaded himself in his office and hid in the bathroom. When he tried to call for help from the police, they responded “Don’t even bother boarding up your store. There’s a 50-50 chance it won’t be here tomorrow.”
Talking to USAToday about how he feels about the riots and what happened to George Floyd, Segel said that what happened to him is indefensible, “but this doesn’t make it better.”