OkCupid Slams Mozilla CEO For His Anti-Gay Marriage Views.
OkCupid, one of the most popular online dating sites has began protesting over Firefox, by telling its members to utilize a different internet browser to search through there romantic database.
Say No to Eich.
The cause behind OkCupids protest is due to recently new CEO, Brendan Eich, who has supposedly supported some anti-same-sex marriage campaign, sources report. With Mozilla owning Firefox, this has placed Eich at the head of control of the widely popular internet browser.
When OkCupids members log onto the website with a Firefox browser, they will see a message that encourages them from using Firefox, and to change to a different browser, such as Google Chrome, Opera, Safary, and even the hilariously misspelled Internet “Exploder”
The message continues: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.”
Clam Before The Storm.
Eich had dontated over $1,000 to support Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages within the state, back in 2008, His donation was publicized during 2012. But Eich was still allowed to be an employee for Mozilla.
Once Eich promotion to CEO had been announced, application development company Rarebit had commented that ti would be pulling its applications from Firefox. “As a married gay couple who are co-founders of this venture, we have chosen to boycott all Mozilla projects,” Rarebit founder Hampton Catlin wrote in a letter to the company.
Even Mozilla employees have spoken out against their opposition to Eich promotion, with some of them taking this conversation towards Twitter to criticize Eich and call for him to step down from his position.
In response towards all the negative responses towards his promotion, Eich had wrote a blog posing on his personal site during the previous week saying that he has plants to support the LGBT-friendly policies at Mozilla, and he currently feels “sorrow at having caused pain.”
“I am committed to ensuring that Mozilla is, and will remain, a place that includes and supports everyone,” he continued.
The apology did not receive the kind of affect Eich would have probably wanted, due to continuous criticism of Eich. OkCupid is just one of the many companies that have decided to take a stand against Eich recent Promotion.
A Mozilla spokesperson has commented that OkCupid is misinformed about their company’s policies and that they do support the LGBT community.
“Mozilla supports equality for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples. No matter who you are or who you love, everyone deserves the same rights and to be treated equally,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “OKCupid never reached out to us to let us know of their intentions, nor to confirm facts.”