Muscle Tech dropped sponsorship to a powerlifter that came out as a Transgender. Help boycott Muscle Tech.

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    Mar 04, 2016 9:43 PM GMT
    Direct youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjrMKF-_SGc




  • bro4bro

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    Mar 05, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
    Not complicated at all, really.

    When you're hired to be a product spokesman, you're hired for who you are and the public image you project.

    If you fundamentally change those things, you should not expect to retain your position as a product spokesman.

    Matt Kroc was a champion male powerlifter. That's why they hired him. But that's not who he is anymore.

    This is not at all the same thing as firing a KFC cashier because she's transgender.
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    Mar 05, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidNot complicated at all, really.

    When you're hired to be a product spokesman, you're hired for who you are and the public image you project.

    If you fundamentally change those things, you should not expect to retain your position as a product spokesman.

    Matt Kroc was a champion male powerlifter. That's why they hired him. But that's not who he is anymore.

    This is not at all the same thing as firing a KFC cashier because she's transgender.


    Well it is complicated because their products are not concerned with gender.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 05, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
    Matt Kroc then:
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    Janae Kroc now:
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    Silly pedantic arguments aside, Muscletech hired Kroc because they wanted a ripped muscleboy to represent their product. I think it's pretty obvious they were no longer getting what they paid for.
  • jjguy05

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    Mar 06, 2016 12:54 AM GMT
    I have to agree with bro4bro. I don't buy Muscletech's products, but I wouldn't boycott them over this. This was a business decision; Janae won't be able to sell their products now. She still deserves respect for her achievements and contributions to both powerlifting and bodybuilding, and I don't see why she would have to go into hiding and no longer be able to offer advice. I love my Kroc rows. But an image of a buff woman won't sell to newbies who've never heard of Matt/Janae Kroc and who constitute a very substantial portion of Muscletech's (or any other brand's) sales.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 06, 2016 12:57 AM GMT
    Why should I boycott Muscle Tech over some power lifter who is a gender bending radicalicon_mad.gificon_question.gif
  • JackNNJ

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    Mar 06, 2016 3:24 AM GMT
    I don't use their products, but I'll tell you now, by damn, I REALLY don't use their products.

    Seriously, WTF? Why would anyone but a tranny boycott them? If I were a powerlifter who used MuscleTech products, what would a tranny have to do with my goals?

    Let the trannies start a competitor, TrannyMuscleTech or whatevs.
  • josephmovie

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    Mar 06, 2016 5:12 AM GMT
    Most major contract endorsements will have a clause regarding image/physical changes. It's just part of the deal.
  • NealJohn

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    Mar 07, 2016 12:13 AM GMT
    Muscletech makes shit products. Chemicals and empty promises. However, they were not in the wrong for their decision , as he was a spokesmodel. Now, had he been a faceless office worker , it would be a different story. Either way, the guy had a good run and he seems to be happy. I hope people will boycott muscletech, not because of this , inasmuch as their lack of quality products and gimmicks. Get yourself some grass-fed whey, and drink coffee for a pre workout, you'll be better for it.
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    Mar 07, 2016 1:23 AM GMT
    This is no surprise to me. I knew it, I knew it....white guys are just into that kinky shit no matter how masculine and ripped they are. No surprise, no shay, no shade babay

    But he's got it right. The straight guys who talk about women and bitches and tits so much....just go ahead and be a woman already.
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    Mar 07, 2016 3:07 AM GMT
    lol if you buy muscletech products regardless of this issue. Actually lol if you buy legal supplements other than a multi, whey, and maybe pre workout.
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    Mar 07, 2016 6:12 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidNot complicated at all, really.

    When you're hired to be a product spokesman, you're hired for who you are and the public image you project.

    If you fundamentally change those things, you should not expect to retain your position as a product spokesman.

    Matt Kroc was a champion male powerlifter. That's why they hired him. But that's not who he is anymore.

    This is not at all the same thing as firing a KFC cashier because she's transgender.


    This.
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    Mar 07, 2016 6:42 PM GMT
    woodfordr said
    bro4bro saidNot complicated at all, really.

    When you're hired to be a product spokesman, you're hired for who you are and the public image you project.

    If you fundamentally change those things, you should not expect to retain your position as a product spokesman.

    Matt Kroc was a champion male powerlifter. That's why they hired him. But that's not who he is anymore.

    This is not at all the same thing as firing a KFC cashier because she's transgender.


    This.


    Yup ... it's called Freedom of Contract. Boycotts should be used for serious injustices ... this is neither.
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    Mar 08, 2016 12:58 AM GMT
    robbaker saidYou gays sure opened up a pandoras box . hopefully this will be over when donald trump becomes the next president of the united states!icon_mad.gif


    What do you mean, "You gays..."? What the fuck are you?

    And, IF Donald Trump becomes president, are you suggesting that he'll be Kim Jong Drumpf? That he can just do shit (like outlaw transgender) because he's the Supreme Leader?

    I've gotta know: do you have a dungeon gimp transcribe your drunken commentary? I can't imagine you'd have mastered typing.

    Fuck, how are you even smart enough to tie up a gimp?