During last week’s virtual annual shareholder meeting of the Hershey Company, the food products conglomerate best known for its chocolate, an anti-LGBTQ activist asked the company’s CEO whether she would stop the company’s funding of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ organization in the United States.
The CEO dismissed the hater, saying the company valued diversity more than anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
We are proud to be #21 on @DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, as well as #8 on the list for Top Companies for Veterans and one of the Top Companies for LGBT employees. #DITop50 #DiversityInc pic.twitter.com/EJfVjTSNXl
— The Hershey Company (@HersheyCompany) May 6, 2020
Hershey's CEO was taking questions during an open virtual shareholder meeting when an anti-#LGBT activist asked why the company supports "bigoted" HRC. She responded: "Inclusion and diversity are important, not only to our culture but also to our business" https://t.co/W2q9Als9SQ
— LGBT+ News (@mondokoosh) May 20, 2020
"As long as it continues to fill #HRC’s coffers, #Hershey is 100% complicit in its vile, bigoted & reprehensible actions. If the company had any shame, it would end its funding of this extremist organization now." – @DanhofJustin #religiousfreedom $HSY https://t.co/XpZLl6nP4T
— Free Enterprise Project (@FreeEntProject) May 12, 2020