David Hogg announced last week he was initiating a boycott of Publix over the grocery chain’s monetary support of a pro-NRA Republican who is running for Florida governor.
Publix caved to Hogg’s demands and stopped all political donations on Friday. But the decision has ushered in a response from the free market.
What are the details?
Publix spokesman Dwaine Steven told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday his employer never meant to upset its customer base with its political donations — which crossed party lines — so Publix executives decided to stop all political donations.
“We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,” he said. “As a result, we decided earlier this week to suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving processes.”
For many Americans, Publix’s decision was another slap in the face, just one more entity caving to the liberal outrage mob. So they decided to hit back.
What happened in response?
Thousands of Americans have voiced their displeasure over Publix’s lack of backbone and have decided to take their grocery needs to other stores. It’s a counter-boycott of sorts, but really it’s just a free-market reaction to Publix’s decision.
Find a new place to shop for a while other than @Publix
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) May 26, 2018
Totally, completely and absolutely disgusted with Publix. Will do my grocery shopping at Walmart. @Publix
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) May 27, 2018
I have decided that my future graduation cake will no longer be from @Publix. Sad!
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 25, 2018
Publix needs to reverse its decision. I will never shop at a @Publix again. I will urge no conservative or republican to ever shop there again. A company that bows to that fascism is no friend of our Republic. Enough is enough.
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) May 26, 2018
Way to give in to bullying @publix Not shopping there ever again.
— JmosesB (@JmosesB) May 26, 2018
@Publix Cowards publix! Stand up for ur beliefs, support gubernatorial candidate of ur choice despite bullying! I love my publix in Dunedin but won’t be patronizing in the foreseeable future, nor will my entire family of republicans!
— Paula (@paulagirl11102) May 26, 2018
@Publix You lost my business. You surrendered to the Hogg and his protest. Go Adam Putnam.. I have lots of friends each friend will tell 10 more friends not to shop at the overpriced Publix.
— Joseph Polizotti (@joep732) May 27, 2018
.@Publix I love your stores, especially the deli and the awesome key lime pie.
But I love the Second Amendment more.
And since you've chosen to be bullied around by a bunch of adolescents. I'm no longer shopping at your stores.
Best wishes, etc.
— Michael Haz (@Michael_Haz) May 27, 2018
@Publix. Just lost my business
— Ralph Emery (@raemery) May 27, 2018
— Dave Postma (@postie1111) May 27, 2018