BlueRose wrote: fredrikw wrote:
BlueRose wrote:Wow, chill guys.
Are you serious? I don't think child labour, or accusations of it, is something to be chilled about, and it's nothing that should be used lightly.
It was the reaction I got which was essentially "Sit down and STFU" that I was saying to chill out about. Last I checked, I was free to speak my mind on these things, and given what I've read, I have a right to question.
I'm sorry that you find these bars so damned tasty that you refuse to question their potential ethics of their chocolate, but you know what...there are meat eaters who feel the same way about their food and will also tell us to sit down and STFU. And I don't see the responses as being all that different....
Questioning potential ethics is stupid. Everything is potentially unethical, so boycott everything and starve. And, you were not questioning anything, you were outright saying to boycott a company because they didn't reveal their suppliers to some bunch of hippies.
With the right to say whatever the fuck you want comes the right to be told to shut the fuck up. You are ignorant of the situation and calling for action, how did you expect people to react? You don't know who picked the cocoa beans or even where they were grown, but you are outraged because some people on facebook told you to be outraged. Who picked the cotton for your clothes? Who ground the pigments for the dye? How many people had to die for your shirt to be black instead of very dark blue? Probably none, but could be thousands. What you did was react out of ignorance and people called you on it.
It's unlikely they support child slavery. If it turns out they do, then boycott them and spread the news around the internet, but it still doesn't mean you reacted appropriately given the information available. It's the palm oil bullshit all over again.