Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is calling on Irish-Americans to boycott Guinness after it pulled sponsorship from the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday.
The Irish brewer says it cannot participate in a celebration that does not allow gay groups to openly march.
“Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the brewer said in a statement released Sunday.
“Today, Guinness sent a strong message to its customers and employees: Discrimination should never be celebrated,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, the president of GLAAD.
Murdoch says gay organizations shouldn’t expect representation at a “religious parade.”
Where will this end? Guinness pulls out of religious parade bullied by gay orgs who try to take it over. Hope all Irish boycott the stuff
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 17, 2014