In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a woke employee at the Universal Music Group claimed he was fired for refusing to work, The New York Post reported.
Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises and a proud openly gay man, posted a lengthy note on his LinkedIn account last week.
Lopez accused his former company of being “anti-gay” for firing a “queer brown person” during Pride Month for “speaking up in defense of abortion rights,” the Post reported.
“Last Friday, like countless other folks, I was devastated by the news of the Supreme Court’s attack on abortion rights. Paired with the flood of anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, it’s been hard to process how company’s expect us to be productive while our rights are being stripped away,” a statement in his LinkedIn read.
Lopez went rogue and shared that he sent an email saying, “I didn’t do them today,” rather than completing the standard process reports as required.
“Every Friday, one of my tasks was to process reports for upcoming releases. This is an email list that goes out to 275 people. I don’t know who’s on it, I just knew it was the email list with the most people that I had access to,” he explained.
Here’s an excerpt from his email:
Subject line: UMe Schedules
I didn’t do them today.
I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to abortion is gone.
Vivendi and Universal Music Group must stop donating to anti-abortion, anti-queer and anti-trans politicians. Politicians like Marsha Blackburn, Ken Buck, Victoria Spartz, etc. Or expect more unproductive days.
Yours in fury,
Read his full statement below: