That might be a dealbreaker for a tiny handful of people, but (and without wishing to belittle the issue), I can’t imagine anyone else would be remotely concerned.
This is what worries me about Monzo - it seems to be putting identity politics to the fore, as if Monzo is aiming to be a social engineering company, as opposed to the cutting edge bank that I signed up to in the first place.
I find the whole Monzo vibe a bit creepy and cultish, especially after the dog-piling and hyper progressive groupthink I’ve seen on this forum.
That said, the moderators of this forum have definitely taken steps to improve that situation.
I think it’s a flawed assumption to assume that Starling have essentially selected “Show me on Monzo pages” - as we can see from all the example here - the ad matching is far less static than that and the Monzo/Starling match was probably coincidence
All we know is that Starling pay for ads and Monzo don’t (because Monzo have told us and no-one has ever seen a Monzo ad)