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Hims & Hers CEO Andrew Dudum Says Wants to Hire Student Protesters Backlash Underway

Andrew Dudum, CEO and founder of Telemedicine Company Hims & Hers is facing flak on the social media after his reported statement that he wants to hire students and protestors who are taking part in the protest in support of Palestinians in Universities across the US.

A number of tech sector founders has also condemned his statements.

Dudum had posted on X,

“If you’re currently protesting against the genocide of the Palestinian people and for your university’s divestment from Israel, keep going. It’s working. There are plenty of companies and CEOs eager to hire you, regardless of university discipline.”

He also posted a link to a page showing open positions at Hims & Hers.

X users have expressed their disapproval and have even called for a boycott Hims & Hers, and others said they are selling their stock in the company.

Cofounder of Palantir Technologies as well as the managing partner of early stage venture capital firm 8VC Joe Lonsdale responded on X and said

“Real moral courage doesn’t involve joining a mindless mob, chanting anti   U.S. and other woke pablum, following instructions not to debate or discuss your positions at all yet being indignantly righteous, while large numbers in the mob chant for violence and block Jewish students.”

While Hims & Hers spokesperson said Dudum were not available for comments, old posts by Dudum have been unearthed which puts in context his actions. Days before the horrific attack by Hamas’ terrorist against Israel on October 7, Dudum had posted –

 “In pursuit for peace: Our leaders need to embrace nuance.”

Dudum further explained that he is a Palestinian American and had roots in and family in the West Bank and Gaza and said Hims & Hers’ values are based on a respect for human dignity and life.

Dudum wrote

“It is upon those values that I believe all leaders and CEOs should use their platform today to call for an immediate cease   fire. To actively recognize Israel’s right to defense and also recognize the means and manner in which they are responding violates international law. I ask us to find nuance, and share our voice today to help save innocent lives.”

Deadly protests have hit U.S. college campuses through last month and protest encampments have sprung across more than 40 colleges nationwide.

Police crackdown is on and there have been more than 1,900 arrests or detainments following a wave of activism at universities across the country.

Hims & Hers is a Telemedicine Company that links consumers with licensed healthcare professionals, enabling access to high-quality care for conditions related to sexual health, mental health, and more. It also offers its own range of products and is in a partnership with Los Angeles-based Hustle & Co. on media relations.

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