Dannon’s Oikos Greek Yogurt won’t work with Cam Newton after the sexist remarks he made during a press conference on Wednesday, October 4.
Just hours ago, Oikos stated, on the product’s official Facebook page, that the company has dropped Cam Newton as one of its endorsers. The decision was made after the football star addressed reporter Jourdan Rodrigue in a sexist manner.
“We are shocked and disheartened at the behavior and comments of Cam Newton towards Jourdan Rodrigue, which we perceive as sexist and disparaging to all women”, Oikos staid in the statement, adding: “It is entirely inconsistent with our commitment to fostering equality and inclusion in every workplace. It’s simply not ok to belittle anyone based on gender.” They concluded by revealing that they “no longer work” with Cam, after they have shared their thoughts with him.
We are shocked and disheartened at the behavior and comments of Cam Newton towards Jourdan Rodrigue, which we perceive…
Newton’s collaboration with Oikos goes way back. According to TMZ, the company actually said “no” to Grandfathered actor John Stamos to work with Newton.
Cam Newton, 28, is facing furious lash out after he made a comment to Rodrigue, who is working for the Charlotte Observer, during a press conference on Wednesday.
“I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well, the journalist said. She continued: “Devin Funchess has really seemed to embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards, does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him kind of truck-sticking people out there?”
To the question, Cam Newton reacted: “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like, it’s funny.”
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like, it’s funny.”
Following his comment, the NFL player faced a lot of criticism. But Black Sports Online dug up some of Rodrigue’s tweets from a few years ago, which were racist.
She apologized for them on Twitter:
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 5, 2017