Excerpt from Heat Street
By Harry Phibbs
So Kevin Roberts has been suspended as the Chairman of advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi. This was after he agreed to be interviewed by Business Insider and was asked what he thought about gender diversity in the advertising industry.
Disastrously, Roberts gave a thoughtful and sincere answer. In no way was his response chauvinistic; it would be surprising if it had been given that 65 per cent of the staff at Saatchi are women. But he still seems to have lapsed into thought crime.
Memo to business high-ups when asked about this in future:
– Stay safe.
– Stick to platitudes.
– Recite dreary guff from the HR department.
– Never, ever, tell jokes.