Mike Rowe is no stranger to criticism from those that claim to hate big, evil corporations. It was just a couple of years ago that he narrated a commercial for Walmart announcing “their commitment to invest a quarter trillion dollars in U.S. manufacturing.”
…how horrible. (*notable eye-roll in progress)
“Some people hate Walmart more than they care about American,” Rowe explained in a recent Facebook post. “Some people can’t see the bigger picture. Some people don’t understand if companies like Walmart choose NOT to invest in this country, no one will. And they don’t realize the importance of other companies following their example.”
Rowe’s mention of his past work with Walmart was included in a recent post congratulating his former employer, Ford Motor Company, on their decision to scrap plans to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico and, instead, invest $700 million in a Michigan assembly line.
Great news? Mike Rowe thinks so — but he also knows the sad, consistent truth: Haters gonna hate.
Rowe has a word of advice for those bound to hear the politicization and criticism of Ford’s decision.
“Ignore these people.”
Read his full message here:
Suggestion: Take Mike Rowe’s advice, not just in this specific situation, but in as many as you can. Because, like Rowe pointed out, the value and importance of justifiable optimism is BIG.