I'm not sure you can conflate probable spousal abuse with talking about all people being deserving of human rights. Bin Suilemen is quite mendiciously invoking the cool drivers of the past that 'just got on and raced' because he knows the nation he hails from is one of the worst when it comes to human rights and doesn't want to be criticised. Driver's should be free to speak their mind, if what they say causes a bad reaction amongst the majority of the people watching then I'm sure they won't last long. If the majority of people go along with it, I'm sure they'll be fine. For example, in the UAE women are allowed to work but only if they have the permission of their fathers. If hamilton came out and said that's wrong, and they should be able to do whatever they want regardless of what their dad's think, then I'm sure most reasonable people would agree. If he came out and said that women shouldn't be allowed to work unless a man gives permission, I'm sure the court of public opinion would treat him harshly. You get what you deserve and nations like the UAE, Saudi, Russia, China deserve that criticism for their human rights record.diffuser wrote: ↑Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:55 pmMost jobs that are in the public eye, the employee is representing the company and therefore needs to tow the company line. They're getting paid to be where they are,therefore, that time isn't theirs. Not that different to Johnny Depp not being given the Jack Sparrow character(or postponed the project) because of allegations of spousal abuse. Disney didn't want to be associated with supporting a spousal abuser. Some of the items that the drivers support will be possitive but will always have people that get turned off by the driver's stance; "not saying anything" decreases the chances of losing those people and therefore sponsors.bonjon1979 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:40 pmMan from autocratic state where there are no elections or dissent allowed wants to clamp down on freedom of expression. Total shocker.wogx wrote: ↑Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:17 pmhttps://www.wykop.pl/cdn/c3201142/comme ... TTptyG.jpg
Probably F1 wants to have more control over it's public image than just the willy-nilly choices of the drivers.