Worst PR move since Netflix thought Qwikster was a smart idea.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is backing off of its decision to cut off grants to Planned Parenthood, announcing in a blog post that the organization will continue to be able to apply for future grants.
“We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue,” Komen’s founder and CEO, Nancy Brinker, says in the statement. “We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics — anyone’s politics.”
Here's what we've learned this week.
If you're pro-choice, you've learned that Komen will throw its so-called mission under the bus in order to address the principles of its leaders.If you're pro-life, you've learned that Komen will throw its principles under the bus in order to keep the checks rolling in.
If this is the type of cause that appeals to you, do yourself a favor and find another non-profit that addresses the issue without the BS in which Komen is clearly mired. Komen would rather sell you a t-shirt than cure breast cancer, since that would be killing the goose that lays their golden eggs.