Robert: Lush quits social media due to negative effects on people
Published on November 25th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
Lush Cosmetics made a bold move this week, shutting down their social media accounts just ahead of the busy Christmas shopping season.
In a press release, the company announced it would be quitting Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat, citing safety issues with social media in general.
“In the same way that evidence against climate change was ignored and belittled for decades, concerns about the serious effects of social media are going largely ignored now,” the company said.
Lush CEO Mark Constantine continues, “I’ve spent all my life avoiding putting harmful ingredients in my products. There is now overwhelming evidence we are being put at risk when using social media.”
The decision is said to be heavily influenced by revelations from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.
“We at Lush don’t want to wait for better worldwide regulations or for the platforms to introduce best practice guidelines, while a generation of young people are growing up experiencing serious and lasting harm.”
It should be noted the Lush Twitter and YouTube accounts will remain active, but the company indicates this move is only “for now.”