“The dark days of the CEO of Sun Baoli”: The regrettable slow burning of the “hot Mike” moment.


Before starting a media interview, people will do many things. They take a deep breath. They chat. They review notes.
Mike Coupe, the chief executive of British chain supermarket Sainsbury, is obviously singing.
The Coupe is preparing to be interviewed on TV to discuss the company’s just announced $10 billion acquisition of Wal-Mart’s UK subsidiary Asda Group. At the time, he calmly and expressionlessly began to sing familiar songs — with video cameras and audio. “We have the money and the sky is clear,” the chief executive sang in a noisy voice. “Let us lend it, spend it, let it roll forward.”
His broadcast, ITV, released a video, from there, it was a curtain, any hope to stop it from spreading. In this context, grab the CEO to sing the song “Gold Diggers of 1933” opening song, the Broadway musical “42nd Street” song, and The audience for the theme “Market” will hear their voice some day after the stock market goes up – this is online gold.
While some may find Coupe’s “we’re in money” video funny, if the merger eventually leads to a store closure or layoff, it may not become an employee (Sainsbury’s CFO tells Sky News, when it’s forced, No plan). If the deal is successful, Sainsbury said that the merger of the two chain companies will generate a synergy effect of approximately $681 million in revenue and create the UK’s largest grocer.
In fact, the Coupe’s on-air ditty has triggered a lot of rebound on Tuesday. The British trade union organization (GMB), including retail workers, asked: “What do the workers who worry about their future will think, and what will they think?” he added. “This is not only stupid, not professional, And it’s completely numb.”
Others believe that in the past few months, in the face of planned layoffs or reorganization of employees, they have shown “complete lack of humility or sympathy.” A reported employee said on Twitter that “provide an idea for all families,” and Jennie Formby, Labor’s general secretary, said the incident “will not be tens of thousands of trade unions.” Accepted by workers, they are worried about their work.
At the press conference, others were shy about the mistake and reminded people of some so-called “principle of public relations.” “If you wear a microphone, stand in front of the camera and make sure you are recording,” a publicist wrote on Twitter.

The Guardian stated in a statement that “in order to give this innocent person a broader meaning, personal moments are ridiculous;” he pointed out, “We all know that these songs are in your mind. It’s lingering,” Coupe said in an e-mailed statement to the Washington Post. It was “a moment to try to calm down before the television interview.” This is an unfortunate song from the musical “42nd Street”. I saw it last year. If I offend anyone, I apologize.
Of course, the Coupe is not the only leader who does what they like to do on hot microphones, and their examples range from serious damage to just benign.
Of course, the notorious “catch them” in 2005 was the “p—y” moment between Donald Trump and Billy Bush “into Hollywood”. In 2010, former HP CEO and then American. Senator candidate Carly Fiorina called her hairstyle for Senator Barbara Boxer. “So yesterday” and questioned then-governor candidate Meg Whitman’s decision to appear on Sean Hannity’s show. In 2015, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Angela Merkel’s remarks on racist speech on the social network, saying “We need to do some work” And confirm that he is working hard.
However, politicians appear to be more often than CEOs, whether they are current processors or live microphones. To cite just a few examples: last summer, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Jack Reid (Democrat Senator) talked about President Trump and said “I think he’s crazy” and “I very worried”. When Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat of New York State, was arrested in September, Trump “liked us.” In any case, he likes me “in the negotiation of immigration transactions.”
President Obama has repeatedly talked with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about the “greater flexibility” after the 2012 election. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Israel The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and CNBC’s John Harwood spoke about his views on Kanye West.
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