since everyone’s talking about them anyway, reminder: FCKH8 IS NOT A QUEER RIGHTS ORG; THEY’RE A FOR-PROFIT COMPANY.
why do people talk like fckh8 is about ‘inclusivity’ and ‘gay rights’? because they’ve used social media and viral videos to mask the fact that their administrators are actually profiting directly off the backs of young queer folks who buy their overpriced t-shirts.
the problem is that since fckh8 is a private corporation, there’s no transparency or accountability when it comes to their sales or spending. their ads claim to donate to vague causes like “the fight for marriage equality in minnesota” or “anti-gay bullying projects.” why don’t they ever - in a single video - name an actual org they’re donating to? why do these orgs deny any affiliation with fckh8? probably because they’re donating a fraction of the amount of money they promise to donate in their videos.
when asked to provide some sort of transparency related to where their money was going, fckh8 has dodged the question at every turn and completely refused to engage.
instead, they seem to spend their time brokering media deals to advertise the good deeds they’re supposedly doing, convincing low-prestige media outlets like huffpo to run stories about fckh8 sending pro-gay coloring books to russian kids without doing any fact-checking.
what else does fckh8 do with all the money they save by holding back donations and embezzling from purchase orders? taking a look at anti-genderqueer bigot and fckh8 founder luke montgomery’s salary might be a good start.
I know this isn’t about art but this fucking company is trifling…. and this deserves a signal boost…. you want more proof here this is a screen cap I took from their facebook