Are WOC obliged to promote the dice in Nigeria or a country where it is firmly against the law?
No, because they clearly stated that, and it's correct and honest to say the law there prevents them.
Wouldn't you agree?
What underhand motive do you think WOC has for supporting pride in some countries but not others…
You're going to do that? That's a straight-up bad faith argument on your part. You're better than that.
In case you're just being absolutely clumsy and terrible at arguing, or profoundly misunderstood/confused me with someone else, and didn't intend
it as bad faith, as I've said, there's no "underhand motive", there's corporate laziness
. That's not an "underhand" motive. It's barely a motive at all!! More like a lack of one! Companies with weak ethical teams often make assumptions, or individuals on those teams do a poor job of their due diligence, or decide it's just "not worth it" (i.e. the classic "jobsworth" approach).
Let's be real - I work at a large, ethics-concerned corporate company with a very similar revenue to WotC (interestingly). I was at a briefing today about certain ethical concerns, and how different countries are pushing in different directions. Part of that briefing was about how it can be hard to stay on top of this, but how its also important to stay on top of things, and to be aware of what is going on, and responsive to it. Part of my company's "brand" is that it is ethically diligent, and so they put effort in. Not every company in the sector does. But it's pretty bad to claim to support something but not actually to make any effort.
As I noted earlier, there are cases where the law simply stops you. But this isn't one of them.