That moment when you’re hearing a presentation on the theme of Cannes being about diversity & inclusion and you look around realizing the 4 presenters are all WHITE DUDES in their 40s. SMH.

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@CW1 - yeah, but you’re a white dude. Whatever you’ve got to say regarding diversity and inclusion is taking space from the voices of those affected. So 🤫

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Copywriter 1 - it’s true that obviously it was with the best intentions & it’s better than them NOT talking about it. But what struck me was that all the people in creative leadership positions are white dudes. So we have a long way to go. Trending in the right direction, I hope.

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I hear you OP. Fact of the matter is that I myself am a white dude not far off from 40 and while I’m not yet in a leadership position where I can call for the need for diversity, I would like to think my general support of diversity won’t always be met with “But, you’re just a white dude. What do you know about diversity,” type of response.

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White dudes complaining that THEY want to talk about diversity instead of insisting that POC with diverse backgrounds take the stage and rep is step 1 in how to be a terrible ally. Don’t “call for diversity “ just fucking DO IT with your actions .

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I imagine white dudes in their forties are just itching to talk about off season moves in the nba or maybe what they really think about mandarin style shirts

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@SAD1, I was thinking, more PGA tour

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Well at least ageism isn’t a factor here!

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Eeek - CW 1.

It’s - lose lose

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What should WHITE DUDES in their 40s talk about instead?

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You say something or stay quiet, OP?

And, @SC1, that is frankly all I’d like to discuss, thank you

^Ha. (Oops)

Also in the same vein - found out today that a campaign I worked on a few years ago that contributed to society was added to WPP’s sustainability report. F-U WPP - they had nothing to do with it. Urgh

@Copywriter1: baseball. They should talk about baseball

^Ok bud. Cool on you for taking three words out of my post and reusing it. Realize I’m in a loose loose situation here, but I’m willing to keep trying to do right. I truly hope that will help, but I don’t know if it will? You’re certainly not making it seem like any efforts are worthwhile. Still, doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying to learn, grow and “just fucking” do it with my actions.

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