Netflix lashes back at ‘straight pride’ event for listing it on sponsor page
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Netflix’s legal department fired back at the organizers of a so-called “straight pride” event after its corporate logo was included on a page about potential corporate sponsorships.
“You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies,” Netflix wrote in an email to Super Happy Fun America, the organizers behind the August event. “Our legal department is here, it’s queer and it’s telling you to steer clear.”
Netflix’s familiar red logo was included on a page about “prospective” corporate sponsors, but Netflix has confirmed it is not a sponsor.
Indeed, the company swiftly labeled the event as being “about hate.”
In the email, Netflix demanded its logo be removed from the site within 24 hours.
The page was updated to feature a “crossed out” version of the logo, but did not remove it as of the time CNN published an article about the email.
A total of 25 high profile companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Lyft, Google and Yelp also had their logos posted on the site as “potential” sponsors.
Of those, at least 15 have confirmed they have no plans to sponsor the event — with many outright rejecting any notion of their involvement.
In fact, many of the other companies listed said they never received a request to sponsor the event, something the organizers dispute — claiming they have email evidence.
“Even if they did reach out, Ben & Jerry’s would decline,” a spokesperson for the ice cream company told Business Insider.
Ben & Jerry’s says it did receive a request through its foundation, but has no record of a request at the corporate level.
Many of the logos have since been crossed out.