American fashion designer Ralph Lauren He withdrew his sponsorship of the golfer on Friday Justin ThomasSix days after picking up the TV microphones, A. An anti-gay insult Number 3 in the ranking PGA During the tournament in Hawaii.
Thomas He apologized the next day for his comment “awesome“e”UnforgivableBut in a statement released on Friday, he said Clothing company He said his words could not be linked to his trademark.
American fashion designer Ralph Lauren withdrew his sponsorship of golfer Justin Thomas on Friday, six days after television microphones were subjected to third-place anti-gay insult in a PGA rating during a tournament in Hawaii. #AFP #AFPdeportes pic.twitter.com/2hVBCutXT1
– French Press Agency (AFPespanol) January 16, 2021
“We believe in the dignity of all peopleRegardless of age, race, gender identity, race, political affiliation, or Sexual orientation“, pointed out Ralph Lauren Corporation It is a statement.
“This is part of our long-standing commitment to promoting cultures of belonging in the workplace and in societies around the world. Language inhibits The last lord Thomas, And it exactly is It goes against our values“he added.
Thomas, 27-year-old American, made a An anti-gay insult In the fourth hole of his third tour in PGA Championship From United State at Hawaii After losing five prominent feet, causing an instant stir in social networks.
“Yes good We acknowledge that you have apologized And aware of the cruelty of his words, He is a paid brand ambassador And their actions contradict the overall culture that We strive to defendThe company said.
Thinking about the responsibility We have with all our shareholders, we decided Stop caring for us the master Thomas at this time”.
“In making that decision, we hope Mr. Thomas Do the Work hard and necessary To re-partner with us, and to really study this incident, Learning and growth And finally use their statute to promote inclusion. “
Thomas, Who won a major title in PGA Championship 2017, Took third place in the event, which he won in 2020.