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Virgin CEO Richard Branson Refuses To Do Business With Anti-Gay Uganda, Urges Boycott

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Dec 24, 2013
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  • 18 Comments
    • iMort
      iMort

      Many corporations have only one agenda, to keep growing, relentlessly, like a cancer, no matter what the consequences. Branson’s decision is appreciated.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ouragannyc
      ouragannyc

      I support the boycott.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Virgin has no business with most of Africa…..He’s full of it…..

      Dec 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Camsean01
      Camsean01

      Well done Mr Branson. You have my respect.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manjoguy
      manjoguy

      So, Branson, you’re not going to do any business with the Muslim world? They do worse than imprison people for being gay – they stone us to death! Make headlines for yourself, Bronson.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer
      krystalkleer

      He may be a lil crazy…but he makes sense!
      http://Www.getoffmydress.blogspot.com

      Dec 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Icebloo
      Icebloo

      Does that mean Branson will stop all his business dealings with the middle eastern countries that ban homosexuality – or will that cost him too much money ? What a HYPOCRITE !

      Dec 25, 2013 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Icebloo
      Icebloo

      I remember when Richardc Branson was working with Margaret Thatcher and her EXTREME right wing government in the UK that had attempted to make homosexuality illegal and had implemented Clause 28 which was similar to the current anti-gay laws in Russia. Why did Branson not speak out for gay people then ? He was a personal friend of Thatcher and happily worked hand in hand with her evil government.
      Richard Branson is a liar and a hypocrite !

      Dec 25, 2013 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @iMort:

      Sadly, your comment is true.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 5:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      What an ass! He was thinking if doing business there but now he won’t. So no skin off his back at all. Cheap stunt.

      If he really was serious, he would stop Virgin flying to the United Arab Emirates and to Nigeria where they already fly. Something tells me he won’t.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 5:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guest4ever
      guest4ever

      He is opposed to life sentences for homosexuals in Uganda… but he has no problem with the AIDS virus spread by homosexuals that results in a like sentence of living in terror and an early death.

      The Center for Disease Control reported that in 2012 73% of all new cases of AIDS were contracted by homosexuals.

      If you’re going to be consistent, Richard… you must condemn the one as well as the other.

      Otherwise you will be viewed as a hypocrite.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 8:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guest4ever
      guest4ever

      @Icebloo: @Icebloo:
      No!
      You can’t be serious!
      A liberal that is a liar and a hypocrite?
      Why… that is absolutely preposterous!

      Dec 25, 2013 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      I have always imagined these billionaires,and all of the ridiculously rich to be like some lurid Scrooge McDuck type stripping naked and swimming about in all their money…To imagine Branson naked with his fairytale trolls face and truncated body makes it all the more horrific.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 8:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaki
      seaki

      You people are the MOST vile human beings on earth. This man, with more money than any of you will see in several lifetimes, stands on his hind legs and makes his voice heard FOR OUR RIGHTS as human beings. And you sexless, meth-maxed tragic queens want to bring up his past, as if your houses are no made of the brittle of cracked pane glass. This is one of the reason many people find us offensive, not or relationships or who we are as a people, is how we behave as individuals. Good for you Richard Branson, but since this is an african nations, many white gays will not be satisfied until you include a nation of people that look like them as well.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @seaki: Lets make this all about race cause that is way safer than being upset that 1% hold all the wealth while the rest of us must struggle every day just to pay our bills…Or is it necessary to point out that over 95% of the economic gains also went to that 1%…Bitch my house is made of bricks and mortar and I give back to my community even when I cannot afford to do so.

      Dec 26, 2013 at 4:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lucindamattingly
      lucindamattingly

      my Aunty Leah got an almost new red Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe by working parttime at home. check my source… http://bit.do/fMcT

      Dec 26, 2013 at 8:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaki
      seaki

      @AuntieChrist: Girl BYE! Your glass walls ALREADY has cracks, and that marvelous 365 sunroof, its crashing in. I smell the scent of self importance mixed with the stench of self congratulatory, tacky feather boas and fake air kisses, nobody has time for that. Out of that whole statement ALL you got was RACE. Please spare me life’s roman noodles and penny caddy hun, YOU have a problem with race and the sad but true disparages between powerful white gay men and the ‘OTHERS’( ie, No fats, no fems, and NO person darker than a marshmallow)
      YES, the 1% has all the dough, but with hard work, ingenuity, and perseverance WE can all change that – but please do not piss on my cornflakes in the morning, then tell me its soy, Hun, I am MUCH smarter than that, RACISM is a HUGE problem in our worldwide gay community. DON’t believe me, just ask my husband. He was JUST approached by a well to do gay, asked ,”Yall make such a lovely couple, he looks like he just stepped out of the Amazon Jungle”. We gagged, then grabbed our coats and left——side exit.

      Dec 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • roadrunner
      roadrunner

      To those who vilify Branson on this issue because of his past/current affiliations in business, at least this stand he is taking is a start. Such a prominent businessman speaking out is what is needed, yes?

      Dec 29, 2013 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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