I couldn’t imagine anything more ridiculous than firing a man because of a word he used thirty-five years ago. Now it has happened.
Lilly Diabetes announced that it has pulled its sponsorship of Derek Daly’s son Conor’s NSCAR racer. I can’t possibly see why the son should be held responsible for something his father said. Conor wasn’t even born yet.
To make matters worse, Conor suffers from Type 1 diabetes. They care more about some silly controversy that will soon be forgotten than being part of his inspirational story.
The company said “We remain committed to our mission of supporting people with diabetes”. It looks to me that they are committed to positive PR and a fat profit. Their action is a slap in the face to all diabetics.