I’ve enjoyed participate in Zwift since it’s beta in late 2014 and one thing I liked about the platform is that discussions of a political nature were typically not accepted among the riders. I’ve been on rides where political discussions started rearing their ugly heads and other riders quickly shut those conversations down.
However, Zwift the company has chosen to push a political agenda with the latest June software release and as a result, I will now begin shopping for a new alternative to Zwift… something I’ve had no reason to do in the 4+ years that I’ve been on Zwift.
Everyone has their right to have their own political beliefs, but when a company chooses to take sides on a political hot-potato and force it on their users, it’s a loose-loose situation as they will alienate their users that don’t support the same stance.
I’m not saying that anyone is “right” or “wrong” with whatever the political stance is, but I am going to investigate other platforms that focus on the sport of cycling and don’t try to use the platform as a way to push an agenda on it’s paying customers. That is unacceptable.
It may take me a while to find a new platform I like, but when that time comes, me and my wallet will be going elsewhere.