Okcupid.com, a massively popular dating site, is taking aim at Mozilla/Firefox because the newly appointed CEO of Mozilla favors traditional marriage.
Any user using the popular web browser to access their online dating profile will receive a message that reads:
Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid."
This new controversy comes on the heels of three of the six-person board member at Mozilla resigning last week because of Eich’s Proposition 8 donations. The message on Okcupid.com homepage for Firefox users continues by giving links to other browsers. It reads:
The message allows OKCupid users to continue to the site via a link at the bottom, but not before they've seen download links for the other four major browsers and a very strong call to action: "Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."
Following the backlash, Mozilla released a statement:
“Mozilla’s mission is to make the Web more open so that humanity is stronger, more inclusive and more just. This is why Mozilla supports equality for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples. No matter who you are or who you love, everyone deserves the same rights and to be treated equally.”