The New York Times also notes other recent examples of executives whose comments were deemed to hurt the company’s brand or reputation.
Engaging in problematic activity has forced several chief executives from their jobs.
■ Brian J. Dunn of Best Buy had a relationship with an employee (2012)
■ Matt Harrigan of PacketSled ranted on social media on election night about killing President-elect Trump (2016)
■ Brendan Eich of Mozilla donated $1,000 in support of a ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage, causing outrage in Silicon Valley (2014)
■ Klaus Kleinfeld of Arconic wrote to a hedge fund manager without the board’s knowledge (2017).