The youth-focused digital media group VICE reports on brands showing support for Black Lives Matter despite profiting from racial oppression.
Cloudflare and New Belgium Brewery are among companies that have made statements supporting racial justice, despite being associated with the Burmese military. BCUK’s director, Mark Farmaner, said a company purporting to support Black Lives Matter while partnering with the Tatmadaw is “total hypocrisy.”
“You don’t do business with the Burmese military if you genuinely care about racial equality. The Burmese military have spent decades trying to wipe out different races in Burma,” he told VICE World News. “These companies might be claiming they think black lives matter but they obviously don’t think Rohingya lives matter.”