“Platforms”, Fame and Personal Beliefs

Two big news stories highlight the importance of whose podium ought a famous person use to give a message. Google has fired an employee who ‘riled against the corporation’s monoculture’ saying his complaint was full of ‘gender bias and stereotypes‘. The story caught fire in the industry. Meanwhile Colin Kirkpatrick, who was fired for standing up for Civil Rights, might have to fall in line behind another podium to express his personal beliefs other than the professional football stage.