75 percent of conversations about Susan G. Komen are critical

The breast cancer foundation’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood caused a tsunami of bad PR. Here’s how both sides have responded, and what people are saying.

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure unleashed a series of tweets on Wednesday to respond to criticism over its decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood. For instance, one tweet said:

“For 30 yrs we have provided help to low-income, uninsured & underinsured women. Changes to our granting policies reinforce that commitment.”

The breast cancer foundation, which is facing a stiff PR backlash and boycott after announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer give money to Planned Parenthood for breast examinations and related services, remained largely silent on social media until late Wednesday, when it started tweeting and posted a video to YouTube with its CEO Nancy G. Brinker responding to criticism.

But as Komen prepared this response, negative comments piled up on the organization’s Facebook page:

According to PoliPulse, 75 percent of the conversations about Komen since this story emerged have been critical:

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