A woke Universal Music Group employee has been fired after refusing to work due to ‘mourning’ the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Michael Lopez, a former production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, slammed the company for firing a ‘queer brown person’ during Pride month for speaking in favor of ‘abortion rights,’ he wrote on LinkedIn.
‘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,’ Lopez wrote. ‘Especially when our company has been donating to several of these politicians.’
On June 24, the day the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade was overturned in a 6-3 vote, Lopez was tasked with ‘processing reports for upcoming releases’ and send them to 275 people.
Rather than do what he was tasked, Lopez elected to send an email to those on the list to explain why he couldn’t complete the job.
‘I didn’t do them (the reports) today,’ the email read. ‘I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to abortion is gone. 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.’
Lopez was immediately met with support from his co-workers and received a call from his manager to take the rest of the day off. He assumed, based on that call, ‘there was a good possibility’ he may be fired.