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16. "We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy"
Fri Jun 19, 2020, 10:32 AM
Jun 2020

Last edited Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:13 PM - Edit history (1)

Says the company that has made a decision about masks based *entirely* on politics, not on science or safety considerations.

In the comments section of another site discussing this story, I saw someone suggest that AMC has probably done market research and determined that the people most likely to return to theaters right now are the same people who are walking around thinking that COVID is a hoax and masks are for cowards. A majority of people aren't going to the movies any time soon, even if they do enforce mask wearing.

So AMC is catering to the "anti-mask" crowd, because that's who their customer base is in the near-term. Whatever -- but it's utterly disingenuous for them to pretend that they don't want to make this about "politics," or that it would be "counterproductive" (huh?) if they "forced mask wearing on those people who believe strongly that it is not necessary."

Counterproductive to their bottom line, I guess.

In that case, don't expect to see me at the theater. Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #1
I'd think the popcorn eating would be more an issue jimfields33 Jun 2020 #13
Hey AMC, it's not a 'political' controversy. It's a medical fact. spanone Jun 2020 #2
This soothsayer Jun 2020 #3
Unlisted reason: JHB Jun 2020 #4
+1 dalton99a Jun 2020 #10
Bad mistake left-of-center2012 Jun 2020 #19
What a bunch of assholes. This thing is about to get about Squinch Jun 2020 #5
What are the odds they will reverse course in a month or two, as infections spike? fleur-de-lisa Jun 2020 #6
AMC wants to be sued big time uponit7771 Jun 2020 #7
Then they have chosen to be drawn into a political controversy. They have a "MAGATS-only policy. lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #8
Is it normal for companies to wave huge red flags that say "don't come here!" Takket Jun 2020 #9
There is no middle ground. Either everyone wears one or no one wears one. Mr. Ected Jun 2020 #11
i wont patronize any establishment that doesnt require masking before entering.. samnsara Jun 2020 #12
Headline in Financial News Karma13612 Jun 2020 #14
June 3rd USA Today "AMC preparing for bankruptcy" grantcart Jun 2020 #22
Ohhhh! 👍🙋‍♀️ thanks for the info! Karma13612 Jun 2020 #25
They do make a lot of money off concessions. Flaleftist Jun 2020 #15
"We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy" EarlG Jun 2020 #16
Why is asking people to wear masks being "drawn into political controversy" but not asking isn't? StarfishSaver Jun 2020 #17
I didn't intend to go anyway exboyfil Jun 2020 #18
Bad move Mad Lib Jun 2020 #20
I won't go with dumb people sitting there not wearing masks. Demsrule86 Jun 2020 #21
Has Alamo Drafthouse made a statement on masks? rogue emissary Jun 2020 #23
Well they don't have a choice in California SoCalNative Jun 2020 #24
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