In the aftermath of the Trump election, many people felt the immediate need to take action. Boycotting or refusing to purchase or promote goods, services, and companies is a classic method of resistance and it’s catching on. #Grabmywallet, which began trending shortly after the “boys on the bus” tape leaked, started as a way to regain consumer control over companies that have either supported Trump outright or taken steps to ensure his victory. Now an extensive spreadsheet, Grab Your Wallet hopes to alert buyers of bigoted retailers and ways to effectively harm their businesses.
With huge retailers like Amazon, Zappos, Kmart, and Overstock scoring high on the section for companies to boycott, it seems nearly impossible to ask us perfectly normal people with basic spending habits to give up supporting all of these services. I mean, Amazon? Really? But, some people have taken the boycott more seriously by trashing and defiling their products on social media. While we appreciate the gesture, it raises the question: How much longer until we have to boycott something we love? (Please stay out of this, In & Out!) Here are some committed people who have had to rethink their purchases thanks to Donald Trump.
When it came to light that the CEO of New Balance raised funds for Trump and a neo-Nazi website described them as “the official shoes of White supremacy,” NB fans responded like this:
Luckily, Reebok clapped back with a sneaky offer—free new shoes to people trashing their NBs. Then, when Trump publicly thanked Linda Bean of L.L. Bean on Twitter, people were not having it.
Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean. @LBPerfectMaine— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2017
Damn...even the free catalogue!
#boycottllbean !!!!! pic.twitter.com/ksziuZ0ou9— LM (@laurennmahoneyy) January 9, 2017
Better have some extra shoes with you before you trash the shoes you’re currently wearing….
When Yuengling’s founder endorsed Trump, it was a sad, sad day on the Internet—especially for the Pennsylvanians who did not support him.
#boycottyuengling pic.twitter.com/L85UNAytSW— SHiDFA (@SHiDFA) November 18, 2016
I just found out the owner of @Yuengling_Beer is a Trump supporter and I'm devastated I have to throw out the 6 pack in my fridge now.— Scott Geldzahler (@shgeldz) October 26, 2016
When one Nordstrom customer penned this open letter, begging them to stop carrying Ivanka Trump’s line…
And Nordstrom responded like this...
@SheWhoVotes our customers can make choices about what they purchase based on personal views & we'll continue to give them options. (2/2)— Nordstrom (@Nordstrom) November 2, 2016
Twitter tearfully clapped back like this:
— Mr. Jameson Neat (@MrJamesonNeat) October 16, 2016
I don’t even know what a “Level 4 Shopper” is, but it sounds bad! Then, when it was announced that the Girl Scouts would be marching at Trump’s inauguration...
From now on @girlscouts I'm buying my cookies from people who don't groom young girls to feel anyone has the right to grab their bodies.— Tess Rodham Rafferty (@TessRafferty) January 19, 2017
i was a brownie scout leader; the idea of @girlscouts marching to celebrate inauguration of a proud sexual predator makes me want to vomit— Tim Dickinson (@7im) January 17, 2017
Even Trident Gum?!
SEE’S CANDIES? UNIVERSAL STUDIOS? IS NOTHING SACRED?!