Woolworths in same-sex marriage boycott threat after Roger Corbett’s 7.30 interview

Woolworths in same-sex marriage boycott threat after Roger Corbett’s 7.30 interview, by Olivia Casey. See article about the interview here.

Woolworths has publicly distanced itself from the views of its former chief executive Roger Corbett in the face of a consumer boycott threat prompted by Mr Corbett’s backing of a No vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey.

Mr Corbett, who was Woolworths chief executive between 1999 and 2006 and is a former chairman of Fairfax, spoke out against same-sex marriage in an interview last night on ABC TV’s 7.30.

But the supermarket giant is scrambling to disown Mr Corbett’s comments, using social media to tell angry shoppers that “Mr Corbett is a former employee and his views do not represent Woolworths’’.

The corporates are afraid of the PC bullies.

hat-tip Stephen Neil