After admitting he skipped work because he was “mourning” the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the woke Universal Music Group employee, Michael Lopez claims he was fired for “speaking up” about the scandalous decision regarding abortion rights.
Lopez, an ex-production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, criticized the company and called it “anti-gay” because they fired a “queer brown person” simply because he was “speaking up in defense of abortion rights,”. In his Linkedin post, Lopez explained that all of this took place during Pride Month.
“Last Friday, like countless other folks, I was devastated by the news of the supreme court’s [sic] attack on abortion rights,” Lopez wrote, as reported by NY Post.
“Paired with the flood of anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, it’s been hard to process how company’s [sic] expect us to be productive while our rights are being stripped away.”
Lopez explained that every Friday “one of my tasks was to process reports for upcoming releases” and then send his work in an email to 275 people.
However, he sent an email saying, “I didn’t do them today,” instead of doing his job.
“I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to abortion is gone,” the email continued.
“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,” he wrote, and ended his email by writing “Yours in fury, Michael Lopez.”
A spokesperson for Universal Music Group explained: “As a matter of policy, we can’t discuss an individual’s personnel record. We can say that what was posted on social media is inaccurate.”
“UMG has a long record of support for women’s issues,” the spokesperson said.
“As we wrote to our US employees, UMG views reproductive health care as essential.”
“In the wake of the recent US Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade, the company has extended its efforts to assure that these important healthcare services remain accessible to employees.”
“We also financially support non-profit groups working in this area and offer a match for employee’s contributions to those groups, as well.”
Lopez said that many of his co-workers supported him, but one of the managers told him to “take the rest of the day off.”
The next day, he was fired during a Zoom call with HR. The company explained that it was firing the man due to poor judgment and disruption of the day of 275 people.
Angry at the decision, Lopez wrote another post: “Just got fired for this email from Friday, so they’re letting you know where they stand on employees speaking out on politicians that support marginalization for folks like me.”
He noted: “A brown queer person terminated during Pride month speaking in support of abortion rights. Seems like that’s exactly what America is all about right now.”