April 16, 2017

Marvel, NFL, ESPN learn progressive politics is bad for their bottom line

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

According to ratings and sales figures for popular brands like ESPN, Marvel and the NFL, social justice just doesn’t sell. 

In an interview with icV2, a news source for comics and games, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said tastes have simply changed, noting that people weren’t interested in the diverse and female characters the company rolled out, turning their noses up at non-core Marvel characters.

This caused outrage and it seems he was forced to make a correction, which social justice warriors tend to demand of people.

Then there’s ESPN whose ratings have dropped significantly for what some blame on their clearly leftist political stances. Subscribers dropped by 87.8M and their Monday Night Football ratings dropped 12% since last season.

ESPN’s public editor Jim Brady acknowledged that the company’s more leftward move has effected their content and even goes on to say it’s alienating some viewers according to Newsbusters.

Ratings for the NFL have been in steady decline for some time, but last season saw a significant decrease in male viewers that some say coincides with Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem stunt in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

The moral of the story is keep politics and social justice out of entertainment. People watch football and read comics to escape overbearing political messages, not to be bombarded by them.

Progressives may be loud but they don’t reflect the views of the majority of people, and that loud minority doesn’t put their money where their mouths are.

Businesses want to market their products to as many people as possible so catering to this small minority group is just bad business.

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commented 2017-04-18 16:50:57 -0400
@ David White, “A Happy Easter Peter, trust all is well in Speedy Creek.”

Meh. Kinda boring, but it is nice weather. Thanks for asking!
commented 2017-04-17 15:54:54 -0400
ESPN fired Curt Schilling because he wasn’t PC
commented 2017-04-17 02:28:40 -0400
Good cover photo!… Kaeprnick’s “Hands over mouth Oh Shit!; what did I just do?” moment…
commented 2017-04-17 01:50:36 -0400
I am so sick of all the super hero characters I grew up with turning into women or colored people.

Good video as always, Holly. I love that you keep up with comics, and sports.
commented 2017-04-17 01:02:50 -0400
Hey Jack Carter you said this was Marvel appealing to a progressive market, gee that worked out great eh? LMAO! WRONG AGAIN!
commented 2017-04-16 22:31:21 -0400
Jan G; I watched a rather disturbing clip on YouTube linking Trump’s son-in-law Kushner to a previous history he apparently has had with Soros. Not sure what that means. I’d post it but every time I try to post a link it only comes up in black so I have to get one of my tech savvy kids to educate me. Sorry for my ineptitude but you might be able to google it up.
commented 2017-04-16 22:24:35 -0400
David and to you and yours.
commented 2017-04-16 21:37:02 -0400
Loved Donald Trump’s tweet on ‘who was funding the protests yesterday’. Do you think he meant Soros?
Gotta love Donald Trump.
commented 2017-04-16 20:09:30 -0400
Thanks Elton. I’ll be checking updates on my phone with fingers crossed…..Tigers and Oilers. Happy Easter Elton.
commented 2017-04-16 19:36:38 -0400
David White; the Tigers will be playing the Hurricanes tonight in Lethbridge in do or die game six. Hurricanes lead the series 4-2.
commented 2017-04-16 18:52:02 -0400
Hey, at least Stan Lee approves of naked guy butt and little girls dry humping coin-op horses, give the guy a break. Muslim comic artist? Isn’t that like saying Vegan who likes chicken? Oh wait, we have those too. I miss you I.H., your drawing of the Thing is framed and on my wall. It’s too bad your Muslim dad banned you from ever doing comics ever again. You were as good as Walt Simonson. In high school. What a waste.
commented 2017-04-16 17:37:46 -0400
PETER N….The other day I proposed Rebel start a petition to ban the word “progressive”. So many new “questionable” words added to the dictionary, might be time to erase a few. A Happy Easter Peter, trust all is well in Speedy Creek.
commented 2017-04-16 17:31:32 -0400
No need for me wear my fingers out, ELTON BRAUN sums things up perfectly. Over 50 years a 49er fan, I hope Kaperc**t never finds another job in football. Misinformed, misguided and loose at the lip. Isn’t that the sjw playbook?
commented 2017-04-16 16:23:06 -0400
Anything that is “progressive” as the term is defined in this age is socialist and therefore bad for the bottom line since socialism and the socialism of the “progressives” is anti-capitalist.
commented 2017-04-16 15:39:55 -0400
The silent majority is waking up while the noisy minority continues to run in circles inside their bubbles with their headphones on. Perhaps the time is ripe for a totally UNpolitically correct comic book maybe featuring Soros as the most evil villain wanting to rule the world with his evil useless idiots the Gay Trudeau, Corrupt Hillary and the noble peace prize winning (for having been fortunate enough to be born a) Half Breed Obama. I’m sure the fat North Korean, Putin, Merkle and a host of other assorted BLM, SJW’s, the alphabet club and a scattering of communist and Islamic dictators would fit right in. Could be a roaring success leading to a great new movie franchise. Just saying.
commented 2017-04-16 15:24:37 -0400
All one needs to do to see what kind of economies are affected by these barbarians – check out the Islamist controlled countries. Islamic economies are all a big fail.
commented 2017-04-16 14:24:22 -0400
You could have put Starbucks and Nordstrom . useless minority leftist group, noisy and irrelevant .
commented 2017-04-16 14:16:25 -0400
I’ve had no use for Marvel since I saw Obama and JT in their comics.
They’re sell-outs like a lot of other businesses.
commented 2017-04-16 14:03:24 -0400
BRAVO ZULU commented: “The working class stiff – the tax payer – busts his/her butt all week long and has no tolerance for the THUGS who call themselves social justice warriors.
Those so called SJW all need to be taken out behind the barn and given a good beating.”

Better yet, deport them all to the Islamist country of their choice since they all seem to adore Islam!
commented 2017-04-16 13:56:23 -0400
«said tastes have simply changed, noting that people weren’t interested in the diverse and female characters the company rolled out»

Sounds more like tastes have stayed the same.
commented 2017-04-16 13:04:40 -0400
The working class stiff – the tax payer – busts his/her butt all week long and has no tolerance for the THUGS who call themselves social justice warriors.

Those so called SJW all need to be taken out behind the barn and given a good beating.