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Casper
6th Apr 2018, 09:54
I read with some disbelief an article in the media in which Qantas, as a sponsor of Australian Rugby Union, expressed "disappointment" in an opinion expressed by a current player on homosexual relationships. The player, as with every other person in the country, is entitled to his / her opinion.

Qantas used to be promoted as "I own an airline" to the public. With a CEO shirt lifter who was born in Erin's Sweet Isle and who actively and openly supported the recent "Yes" campaign, I respectfully suggest that that promotion is no longer relevant. Folks, you no longer "own an airline."

In fact, I recall that, in the 90s, the Australian Rugby World Cup team was supported by Northwest Airlines and Qantas came on board only after the Australian success.

Try making success of a business, Qantas, and let Australians make up their own minds. They are more than capable of it.

dr dre
6th Apr 2018, 10:14
This isn't a player merely expressing their opposition to same sex marriage or a simple opinion on gay relationships. Israel Folau openly said that gays are destined for hell unless they repent.

I think paying all that money to display a logo on the front of Israel's chest during matches gives a company the right to determine whether or not they wish to use their corporate identity on the front of someone who has made such statements. Or at the very least be able to put out a statement saying that they disagree with Israel's views.

Isn't that freedom of speech in action?

V-Jet
6th Apr 2018, 13:41
This isn't a player merely expressing their opposition to same sex marriage or a simple opinion on gay relationships. Israel Folau openly said that gays are destined for hell unless they repent.

I think paying all that money to display a logo on the front of Israel's chest during matches gives a company the right to determine whether or not they wish to use their corporate identity on the front of someone who has made such statements. Or at the very least be able to put out a statement saying that they disagree with Israel's views.

Isn't that freedom of speech in action?

Methinks that someone is trying to enforce their company wide ‘rules’ on society. You do that when you surround yourself with yes-men, they always tell you that you are ‘right’.

Big Gay Al has done his best to reduce QF to a fraction of its previous (real, not accounting) worth, but even having reduced that to its current state, using a (still) multi billion dollar company to pick on a person paid for his/she/its skills in a quasi military arena is frankly disgusting bullying tactics.

Hypocritical beyond any belief. Egotistical beyond any belief. Incompetent beyond any belief. WTF did this idiot think he would achieve by weighing in on his pet peeves? You are a company CEO, you hold personal views and you keep them that - this guy is an egotistical idiot. Clearly not involving his own money/risk.

le Pingouin
6th Apr 2018, 16:20
No, the rest of society has had enough of homophobic dinosaurs.

busdriver007
6th Apr 2018, 20:39
Let me get this straight. Qantas also sponsor the Australian Cricket Team and didn't we just go through the worst ball tampering scandal in Australian Cricketing History and because a Rugby Player makes a comment that may be an affront to the Qantas CEO we see a threat to pull their sponsorship. Get your priorities right Qantas. Concentrate on your knitting!

V-Jet
6th Apr 2018, 21:26
Get your priorities right Qantas. Concentrate on your knitting!

Succinctly and beautifully put.

Pink/black/White gay/straight is IRRELEVANT to running an airline. Especially when you demonstrably aren’t even that good at it.