OkCupid Asks Users to Boycott Mozilla Firefox Over CEO’s Anti-Gay Views

Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich

OkCupid is using its wide reach to inspire change. The popular dating site is asking current users to boycott search engine Mozilla Firefox after discovering its CEO–Brendan Eich (above)–is allegedly not a supporter of gay rights.

“Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid,” begins the surprising pop up message accompanied by links to four alternative browsers.

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OkCupid Mozilla boycott


This isn’t the first time Mozilla has landed in hot water. Half of its six member board recently resigned over “issues” related to California’s Proposition 8 law. As of now, Mozilla has responded to the backlash, denying the anti-gay accusations:

“Mozilla supports equality for all, including marriage equality for LGBT couples. No matter who you are or who you love, everyone deserves the same rights and to be treated equally. OKcupid never reached out to us to let us know of their intentions, nor to confirm facts.”

Vixens, would you join OkCupid’s boycott?