Apparently, ULINE’s CEO donates a lot of money to the Tea Party.
Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin has never been shy about his association with liberal politics, but today he publicly broke any business relationship with packing material company Uline Inc. over their CEO Richard Uihlein’s status as the largest conservative donor in the State of Illinois. It’s clear that Temkin, and by extension Cards Against Humanity, had simply overlooked Uline’s affiliation with the far right, as he responded “THAT’S INSANE!” when confronted with some Uihlein’s positions. Uline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The CEO of ULINE is Illinois' largest tea party donor. We won't do business with them any more. http://t.co/qTl0QVvMK4— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) April 8, 2014
High profile CEOs causing political disputes with other, differently principled companies has been in the news recently because of OKCupid’s public diss to the Mozilla Foundation over having an anti-marriage equality CEO, followed by that same CEO’s resignation. Both OKCupid and Mozilla have faced backlash for their actions in the public arena, and it’s possible, though unlikely, that Cards Against Humanity will face the same or similar responses.
Either way, Temkin didn’t seem that broken up about it.
Ok, Cards Against Humanity will ship using boxes from http://t.co/Mwzi0AGkY7 from now on. That was easy.— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) April 8, 2014
Uline inc. is one of the largest shipping materials providers in the United States. Cards Against Humanity self-describes as a game that is “as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.”