On Friday and Saturday, Mozilla, the company that forced their CEO, Brendan Eich, to resign because he made a personal contribution to an anti-gay marriage campaign in California some six years ago, registered their worst-ever feedback numbers.
Mozilla publishes its feedback at the URL http://input.mozilla.org. The record dates back to April 2012. In that time, there has never been a single day in which the total number of negative comments exceeded 2,200 -- until the ouster of Eich. On Friday, the day after the resignation, the number of negative comments was well over 7,000 with another 6,000 negatives on Saturday. The disapproval comment rating skyrocketed to over 90%.
Here is a sample of some of the negative comments:
Your company's negative treatment of an employee because his opinion was different, is horrendous in a country that values freedom of expression. Firefox is no longer on my computer and I'm encouraging all my friends to uninstall you too!
Now that you've purged your CEO for his politically incorrect donation in 2008 when do you introduce your politically correct browser that filters all incorrect thoughts???
I am disappointed in Mozilla for forcing the resignation of Eich because of his personal beliefs. I, as a gay man, support Mr Eich's free speech which includes his right to donate to causes he believes in.
The barrage of negative feedback comes in the wake of an aggressive campaign by TruthRevolt and others to hold Mozilla accountable for its bigotry. A petition on this website, the second-most signed in our history, has garnered well over 5,000 signatures; users of Firefox have been blocked since Thursday from accessing the site until reading a message encouraging them to change browsers. Even well-respected conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer called for a boycott. Blocking Firefox users is the same technique employed by the online dating site OkCupid, which originally led Mozilla to the despicable action of firing their CEO for his personal beliefs.
Make your own voice heard by offering your feedback to Mozilla here.