(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A British bank decided to go woke and lost its clients after telling them that they could take their business and money elsewhere if they don’t like their leftist ideology.
Halifax Bank decided to pander to the LGBT community by tweeting an image of a name tag for “Gemma” and the “she/her/hers” pronouns under the name, while also proclaiming that “pronouns matter,” according to the Daily Wire.
After one bank customer saw the tweet, he said that it would be better for him to close his bank account at Halifax and find another bank that is not woke.
For a moment there, I was hoping this was a joke photo on a parody account, then I saw the verified tick 🤔 now I’m thinking I should close my Halifax account and take my money elsewhere
— Welsh (@Southwalesaudit) June 28, 2022
“Hi, I’m Lee. At Halifax, we strive for inclusion and equality,” he said. “Giving our colleagues the option to add their pronouns on their badge, helps to create an inclusive environment for our customers and colleagues.”
Another Twitter user said that Gemma is a female name, which means that adding pronouns on a nametag is just pathetic virtue signaling.
It does nothing of the sort, Lee. There’s no ambiguity about the name “Gemma”;I t’s a female person’s name. In other words, it’s pathetic virtue signalling and is seen as such by almost everyone who has responded to the initial tweet. Why are you trying to alienate people?
— Warren Richman #IFB #Patriot (@WarrenRichman) June 28, 2022
This time, another representative named AndyM responded by saying that people who disapprove of the bank’s leftist ideology can close their accounts.
“We strive for inclusion, equality and quite simply, in doing what’s right,” he said. “If you disagree with our values, you’re welcome to close your account.”
The bank did not expect the result. A lot of people started to close their accounts, transfer their money to other banks and cut up their credit cards. Someone even pulled out almost $550,000 in one’s investments and savings from the bank.
Gareth Roberts, a guy mostly known for his scriptwriting career on Doctor Who, said that he, a faithful client of the bank since 1988, is “appalled” by the bank’s actions.
“Hi, Andy. Halifax customer since 1988 here. I’m a homosexual man,” he said. “I’m appalled by your adoption of this homophobic, woman-hating claptrap and by your attitude to customers making perfectly reasonable objections to it.”