Goya Foods cancel narrative
At a July 2020 White House roundtable event with President Donald Trump, Goya Foods Co-Owner and CEO Robert Unanue praised Trump, saying that the country was “truly blessed […] to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder”. He drew a comparison between Trump and his immigrant grandfather, the founder of the company, saying “that’s what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow and to prosper. And we have an incredible builder and we pray, we pray for our leadership, our president and for our country, that we continue to prosper and to grow”. In response, there were calls from some members of the public and current and former Democratic elected officials calling for a boycott of the brand.
A product boycott was supported by hashtags on social media, and by various public figures, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julian Castro and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Cancel campaign titles: #BoycottGoya, #Goyaway
Cancel supported by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julian Castro and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Uncancel campaign title(s): #BuyGoya
Uncancel supported by: Donald John Trump, Ivanka Trump, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee
Unanue called the boycott “suppression of speech” and declined to apologize for his comments. A Goya supporter in Virginia responded by raising over $234,000 to buy Goya products and donate them to food pantries. Goya also stated that it gave two million pounds of food for those affected by COVID-19.
Hypocrisy of cancel mob
Just read this statement “Current and former Democratic elected officials calling for a boycott of the brand”, it is obvious that this campaign is plain and simple political tool to suppress free speech of opposite party using mob mentality and has nothing to do with free market. Looks like you can publicly support only one particular party in this country…