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Fired UMG employee who couldn't work as he was 'mourning for PEOPLE WITH UTERUSES' gets mercilessly trolled

The employee shared a detailed post on his LinkedIn dubbing the company as 'anti-gay' for terminating a 'queer brown person' during Pride Month
(Photos by LinkedIn@MichaelLopez/Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
(Photos by LinkedIn@MichaelLopez/Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A woke employee of Universal Music Group got fired from the company after speaking up for abortion rights. He admitted that he refused to work because he was in “mourning” over the US Supreme Court overturning the historic Roe v Wade ruling of 1973.

The employee identified as Michael Lopez shared a detailed post on his official LinkedIn account dubbing the company as “anti-gay” for terminating a “queer brown person” during Pride Month. According to his post, he was fired for “speaking up in defense of abortion rights.” Michael Lopez’s post went viral last week but him getting fired again became a hot discussion on the Internet.
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Woke Universal Music Group employee fired

Taking to his LinkedIn account, Michael Lopez on his feed wrote, “Last Friday, like countless other folks, I was devastated by the news of the supreme court’s [sic] attack on abortion rights” adding, “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 continued, “Every Friday, one of my tasks was to process reports for upcoming releases. This is an email list that goes out to 275 people. I don't know who's on it, I just knew it was the email list with the most people that I had access to.” Instead of sending the usual reports, he sent, “I didn’t do them today” adding, “I’m in mourning due to the attack on people with uteruses in the US. Federally guaranteed access to abortion is gone.” He further said, “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.”

‘Got a surprise Zoom video chat with HR, I was being let go’

The employee also shared how he later got a surprise video call with HR where he was asked to quit. “Around 9:30-ish today, I got a surprise Zoom video chat with HR. I was being let go for (paraphrasing) "Not doing your job, disrupting the day of 275 people, and poor judgement." I was told to log out and that a courier would be there to pick up my laptop from my apartment within the hour”, said Lopez adding, “Anticipating that I'd get shut out of my computer very soon, I sent a follow up to the email list: 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.”
Lopez added in the mail, “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.” 

Abortion rights activists protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on June 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Court announced a highly-anticipated ruling on gun rights from New York, but activists continue to wait on the potential overturning of Roe vs Wade (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

‘UMG has a long record of support for women’s issues’

Speaking on the viral post, a spokesperson for Universal Music Group told The Post, “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.” The spokesperson continued, “UMG has a long record of support for women’s issues. As we wrote to our US employees, UMG views reproductive health care as essential.”
The spokesperson for UMG added, “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.” 

‘Feds will hire him for protests’

Social media users were quick to jump on the news of the woke employee getting fired. One user joked, “Must be from the generation that can't take no for an answer”, as another quipped, “Good now they can mourn all they want about their real life losses. Like income, food, and most importantly a place to live. Of course there's always mom and dad. Assuming they want that kid back. It's their choice right?” One added, “Good, companies need to quit taking letting their employees walk all over them...More should follow suit.”
Someone posted, “They say “fired” I say they went on a new career path to be a “Professional Protester” dude they really have that! Ever notice how you can spot the same people @ different protests LOL.” Another stated, “Good!!!  Personal feelings and beliefs cannot keep you from work!” One user joked, “Feds will hire him for protests” as another concluded, “Thank God these folks have more time to mourn now!”