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Red Bull CEO fired after alleged retaliation based on company’s silence on racial unrest

Today, the Austrian-owned company fired its top executives including CEO Stefan Kozak and President/CMO Amy Taylor as a result of leaked memos dating back to June. Unfortunately, it isn’t Red Bull’s first run-in with a racially-charged incident. In 2015, images from the company’s event surfaces featuring “Barack Obama and men in blackface chasing a banana…” To read a full report about what happened, visit this link.


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