Wayfair, a multi-billion dollar online home goods store, has responded to a demand from their employees to stop supplying the growing concentration camps at our Southern border with a solid and resounding “nah.”
A Twitter user of the name “@FizFashizzle,” while acknowledging that he only has “like 12 followers,” published the response letter from Wayfair to a letter they received signed by many of their lower-level employees to please stop participating in human rights atrocities.
Wayfair’s answer is basically that as long as no laws are technically being broken, they’ll take money from whoever.
I know I only have like 12 followers but look at this fucking shit. @Wayfair is supplying the concentration camps and their employees are pissed about it. @davidhogg111 you’re good at this shit. pic.twitter.com/zaed6gSVe6
— brad 🌹 (@FizFashizzle) June 25, 2019
“We are proud to have such an engaged team that is focused on impacting our world in meaningful and important ways,” Wayfair’s letter reads. “We support the rights of all individuals to engage in their communities and drive change on the topics and issues they care about.”
“As business leaders, we also believe in the importance of respecting diversity of thought within our organization and across our customer base. No matter how strongly any one of us feels about an issue, it is important to keep in mind that not all employees or customers agree.”
Oh, okay. So as long as the customer, who is making money by running a concentration camp, thinks concentration camps are fine, then it’s fine to supply them with furniture! Because diversity. What a convenient thought loophole.
“As a retailer, it is standard practice to fulfill orders for all customers and we believe it is our business to sell to any customer who is acting within the laws of the countries within which we operate,” the letter continues. Fantastic, because we all know that as long as it’s legal, it’s morally right. It’s also apparently legal to condescend to your employees by reminding them that they are a retailer, and that retailers sell things.
Thankfully, another Twitter hero posted the original letter from Wayfair employees to “leadership” so that we can all see how unreasonable it is.
It’s literally just “stop selling to concentration camps and create a code of ethics so we don’t have to write up another letter like this in the future.” They even provided handy links so that Wayfair “leadership” could easily read about the atrocities being committed by the concentration camp companies Wayfair wants to profit from.
Wayfair employees are now planning a company-wide walkout to protest this weak response to their demands. Fiz has already created a #WayfairWalkout Twitter account to spread the news.
Well, Twitter, what do we think of Wayfair’s response?
— SC (@s_cowles) June 25, 2019
For concentration camps
— Toffile L (@Toffile) June 25, 2019
Thanks for the info! Amplifying now.
I’m disgusted that any company’s leadership would take an order to supply beds for children mistreated by @DHSgov and then attempt to justify taking such an order to their appalled and concerned employees. #BoycottWayfair
— Sally Dillon (@8fuld) June 25, 2019
101 ways to say "We don't give a damn about humanity."
— Anisha_N (@canteven_handle) June 25, 2019
Wayfair owns and operations a number of subsidiaries in both North America and Europe.]
Joss & Main
Down with all of them.
— Ronald Grim (@RonaldGrim) June 25, 2019
Never used them; now never will
— Nancy Rogers (@NancyRog11) June 25, 2019
Ha, I was talking w/a @Wayfair recruiter. Putting the kibosh on that real quick.
— Alexia🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🇲🇽 (@thealexiaelise) June 25, 2019
The “diversity of thought” line. Christ. That’s the same shit 20-year-old basement redditors drop to complain about twitter “censorship” or say things like “actually Charlottesville was about illegal immigration” and “the kids’ parents are to blame if they die in our camps.”
— Chris M (@ChrisM_SF) June 25, 2019
End this immediately @Wayfair. I will purchase nothing from your site until you do.
— riotpoof (@riotpoof77) June 25, 2019
— Lexa kom TriBOO (@CriminallyVu1ga) June 25, 2019
Wayfair really taking the high road by *checks notes*…. allowing diverse opinions about furnishing abusive migrant detention camps https://t.co/9GTnhDpLcu
— MelsLien (@MelsLien) June 25, 2019
— What is a Hoe? (@sebhar) June 25, 2019
— Black Lives Matter (@itsjustolmos) June 25, 2019
— Scott 🐙 (@scott_riley) June 25, 2019
Wayfair, probably: "Volkswagen took money from Nazis and that went fine" https://t.co/zXRk6UHDKZ
— Jordan (@jbouvier) June 25, 2019
— Statler 🥄🏳️🌈 (@madstatler) June 25, 2019
Just following/fulfilling orders. https://t.co/HO76bB3msv
— Dr. Donatella Galella (@donagalella) June 25, 2019
David Hogg is definitely going to hear about this.