You are not alone. Georgians don’t agree with MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game either.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a poll conducted by the University of Georgia found that 54% of registered Georgia voters opposed MLB’s decision to move the event to Denver in response to a Republican-backed voting bill, the bill that President Joe Biden lied about and called Jim Eagle/Jim Crow 2.0/Jim Crow on steroids.
What’s more, 60% of Georgians opposed companies using their public role to shape political opinion, including 86% of Republicans and 55% of independent voters.
“It should be like the queen — they should be neutral because they have employees who feel both ways,” said Sheryl Hudson, a Forsyth County executive assistant. “The top brass shouldn’t decide how their employees feel.”
Over half of Democrats, 56%, support corporate activism, knowing their views will be promoted as acceptable.
The AJC found that only 47% of Georgia voters had a positive impression of Major League Baseball now. And just 25% were Republican voters.
“It was ridiculous. My husband has quit watching baseball because of it,” Hudson, said of the decision to move the game. “I don’t look at [the bill] as racist. I look at it as another way for people to feel more comfortable with how the vote went.”
There are obvious consequences to giving the middle finger to half of the country. Ask the Oscars, NBA Finals, and Grammys, all of which recorded all-time lows for telling viewers that America is racist. There are more options, products, brands, and choices than at any time in American history. Don’t give consumers a reason not to choose you.
Translation: it’s bad business.