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After the 34-year-old ordered an $84 gold Helix Ear Cuff from Lady Grey Jewelry's website, the brand's co-founders and designers, Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader, took to the company's Instagram page on Tuesday to share a photo of the handwritten note they had sent to Ivanka.
The publicly shared message revealed that the jewelry designers donated the proceeds of the sale to various organizations, including the Hillary Clinton campaign, and while some fans admired their moxie, others accused them of being 'unprofessional' and 'tactless'.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Boadicea
Great way to retain customers - use their personal life against them (and for your own personal political interests)
...bet they have greatttt reasons for wanting Hillary as our Pres (if they do, which I bet they do)
even if hillary (whom i despise) personally presented herself to be serviced with the company i worked, even if i where to own that company, i would (as i always have) treat all of them equally and fairly, with all personal feelings aside, that is the definition of professionalism, to toss that aside makes you far worse in moral character then any you would shun.
originally posted by: Boadicea
I can appreciate the challenge to their political conscience. I can respect their decision to fill the order rather than just exercise their right to "refuse servce to anyone" for any reason. I can applaud their compromise in accepting the order but donating the profits to their preferred charity. I'm not even especially disturbed by the saccharine sweet note they sent to Ivanka (which I'm sure she'll read for exactly what it is). What strikes me as unprofessional and unacceptable (not to mention petty and oh-so-passive-aggressive) is their snarky Instagram post about it all for the whole world to see... and, presumably, snicker and s'n-word' with them about their, um, cleverness.
I certainly don't support Trump, so I'm not broken-hearted about what they did, but it would upset me a little more if say, this was a bakery, and the owners sold a wedding cake to a gay couple, then sent them a note that they were taking the proceeds from the cake and donating it to a anti-gay organization like the Family Research Council - and flaunted that note on social media.
All within their rights, but pretty darn petty.
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
*shrug* Their money to do with as they see fit.
Maybe bakers and other catering companies could be proactive with things like this. On the front door of their business they could hang a sign that says "All proceeds from forceful catering of a same sex union or reception will be 100% donated to the National Organization for Marriage", then let the buyer beware.
originally posted by: Boadicea
I wouldn't have a problem with that. In that same spirit (kinda sorta), I would much rather see such bakeries have to post a public notice that they do not serve same sex unions or vice versa, and let people take their dollars elsewhere if they choose, than to force anyone to serve anyone in any way. Let freedom -- and the free market -- work.
Because I had criticized his party he immediately assumed I was of the other party. I smiled at him and said, "Wow, that's good to know but you'll not be getting any of this independent's money in the future either."