To further elaborate on this, my point is that if you’re going to take a stand against any business or organization that has done terrible things to another human being by not spending your money or time there there, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find alternatives. It’s easy to criticize and point fingers, but sanctimony and moral superiority’s a double-edged sword, because exploitation runs so far and so wide that no one is perfect. How many people were outraged by the leak of the celebrity nudes, but then watched the Ray Rice video on TMZ, one of the all-time most deplorable websites with regards to privacy? (No, I didn’t watch it. I don’t need to, or want to.)
That doesn’t make that exploitation or abuse okay, but because of that, avoidance is not acceptable to me. We shouldn’t be changing for them - we should be demanding that they change for us. Maybe I’m an optimist, but I don’t buy the “one rotten egg spoils the whole barrel” argument. There are decent people in this world, they just don’t sell clicks.