This guy, by using the sticker, is "trying to force their social, religious, secular, racial, or fiscal values" onto those who are offended by them. For no discernible purpose other than to annoy them.
Exactly what the AC is complaining about. And I agree with that complaint.
Yes, he's within his 1st Amendment rights to do it.
But he shouldn't.
Lots of things are legal that ought not to be done by civilized people.
All of us here can't edit our posts, not just you.
Take the time to get it right the first time, or live with the typos for evermore. Same as the rest of us.
Stop expecting special treatment. I invented lots of stuff too - just like millions of other young people who discover obvious and useful things (like email) but are still ignorant of the fact that other people invented those same things long ago.
There's a reason nobody got a patent on email, you know - it's obvious. Useful, yes, but obvious and so not patentable. Even for the FIRST inventor.
And why should Mike respond to your request if you can't be bothered to even let him know who it is doing the asking?
Agreed, but this is a case of exactly what you're tired of.
Everyone in this society knows there are lots of people who find any reference to sex offensive. Mr. "Making my Family" Owens surely knew lots of prudes would be upset, and was forcing that upset on "everyone else".
It doesn't bother me a bit (I find it worth a chuckle).
And I support the case, because the 1st Amendment needs to be defended in the grey areas if it's to be strong in the areas we care about.
But this is a grey area, and Mr. Owens is not a nice person.
Uber has elevated civil disobedience to a business model.
With some discomfort, I have to say I admire them for it.
I'm generally a fan of the rule of law - if the law sucks it should be changed, not violated.
But sometimes the only practical way to get it changed is civil disobedience. Esp. so with victimless "crimes".
If Uber hadn't played games like this, they'd never have gotten the volume, revenue, and number of (voting) customers needed to get the law changed, disrupting the taxi cartels.
Lots of other more law-abiding types have tried to break into the market for decades, and got stomped every time. Uber has found a model that works - blatant, open violation of the law, working in favor of customers. And finding sneaky ways to avoid punishment long enough to reap credit for it.
This can only work when it's the law that's criminal, not the violators. But maybe we need more of this.