Rupert Murdoch is calling for a boycott
of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of Monday's
New York City St. Patrick's Day parade.
Guinness on Sunday joined Heineken in
withdrawing its support for the parade over its organizers' refusal
to allow gay organizations to participate.
In a statement announcing its decision,
Guinness said that it has “a strong history of supporting diversity
and being an advocate for equality for all.”
“We were hopeful that the policy of
exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade. As this has not
come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will
continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades
have an inclusionary policy,” the company said.
“Where will this end?” the News
Corp chairman tweeted. “Guinness pulls out of religious parade
bullied by gay orgs who try to take it over. Hope all Irish boycott
activist Scott Lively marches in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade.)