Anyone who wants to #BoycottHawaii can slide those plane tickets right over here. Hotel reservations, too.— P'Challa MacKenzie (@pfunk1130) March 16, 2017
Schultz responded to President Trump's first immigration ban by vowing to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. “There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business,” he said in an open letter.
As you may have guessed, outrage ensued.
Those who supported Schultz pointed out that Starbucks has locations across the globe, and wouldn't solely be hiring refugees the U.S. It also has the Starbucks Veterans & Military Spouses program to create job opportunities specifically for veterans. (Source)
3Star Wars: Rogue One
Jack Posobiec, special projects director of a grassroots organization called Citizens for Trump, generated the fake news that the new Star Wars film was altered to add an anti-Trump scene. When pressed by Esquire magazine, he admitted that he hadn't seen the movie, "but if the writers are so virulently anti-Trump, I would be surprised to not find that bias embedded."
Despite his admittance that he had made it all up (Posobiec is also a proponent of "Pizzagate," another fake news story putting Hillary Clinton at the center of an international child-sex-trafficking ring), the damage was done. Trump supporters vowed to boycott the movie in droves. However, the film did more than okay and surpassed $400 million in domestic box office receipts. (Source | Photo)
The series, a continuation of the 2014 movie of the same name, focuses on what happens when Sam White, activist, and host of the biting radio show Dear White People, is unexpectedly elected as head of a traditionally black residence hall.
Users criticized Netflix on social media and called the trailer racist against whites. One user expressed their outrage in the video's YouTube comments section, saying,“I am utterly repulsed that a company that would air a program that judges me simply based on my skin color. I have never judged anyone in such a way, and I hoped no one would judge me in this way either… A truly sad day in America. I hope that Netflix will come to its senses.”
(Go ahead and read the rest of the YouTube comments if you can stomach it.)
The Anheuser-Busch ad depicts the path taken by Adolphus Busch, the German-born co-founder of the mega-brewery, upon his (legal) immigration to the United States in the early 1850s.
Following the introduction of the controversial Muslim ban by Trump, many viewers and critics of the president projected current day politics onto the ad. It didn't take long for the hashtag #boycottbudwiser to pick up steam.
The misspelled hashtag, while used by boycotters, was also mocked by hordes of others. Some Trump supporters accused Twitter of nefarious shenanigans, claiming the company changed the spelling of the hashtag in the dead of night.
In a Facebook video that went viral, the shoppers are seen going into a Nordstrom location to close out their accounts. Amanda Lawler, who organized the boycott, said Nordstrom dropping Ivanka was the last straw in a series of anti-Trump incidents that had angered the group. "When Nordstrom's decided to jump on the bandwagon, we decided we wanted to make a peaceful stance."
Nordstrom insists dropping the Trump line was based on declining sales and was not a political decision.
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8It's a 10
It's no secret that Trump has been widely mocked for his hair over the years, and while most viewers loved the commercial, a significant amount did not.
@Itsa10Haircare A-holes! Foxtrot you & your F'n products. The next 8 years will be an attempt to restore America. MAGA & MASA. TRUMP 2020!— El Cid (@BelieverByFaith) February 6, 2017
“The intent of the Super Bowl commercial … was to show that 84 Lumber is a company of opportunity,” said the company's CEO, Maggie Hardy Magerko, who is a Trump voter. Despite this, other supporters got a negative impression from the ad, with some threatening to boycott the family-owned business that sells lumber and other building materials.
#84Lumber kiss my ass, I would live outside before I would ever purchase your products. Is it illegals before vets with you assholes too?— BillR (@Ranch_Soda) February 14, 2017
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