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Last week, I wrote about how a ludicrous cancel mob came for actress Ellie Kemper over a pageant she participated in while she was still a teenager. I gave her advice here on Ricochet about how to handle it, full knowing there wasn’t a chance she’d follow it. And she didn’t, naturally. She capitulated and apologized because that’s what her Hollywood handlers told her to do. Friend of Ricochet Bridget also had some great advice for Kemper when her apology came across the wire:
Celebrities: fire your PR people and hire me and my team. We know how to manage your cancel crisis. No PR person is worth their salt unless they've been canceled or are cancel adjacent.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) June 7, 2021
Apologizing to these mobs is like paying ransom to pirates, and it’s time to pull a Thomas Jefferson vs. the Barbary Pirates and go to war. And that’s what the oil and gas industry did this week against a clothing company, NorthFace, which made a show of refusing to create custom products for their employees:
WATCH: North Face refused to make jackets for an oil and gas company.
So the fossil fuel industry is fighting back with a new campaign “thanking” North Face for using so much petroleum in their products.
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) June 4, 2021
The cancel mobs are declaring war on America, and we have two options: Be like Ellie Kemper and pay their ransom, or be like the oil and gas industry and fight back.Published in