Goya food is being boycotted due to CEOs praises towards Donald Trump

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago

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    In recent news, it seems Goya food products are being boycotted, due to their CEO recently PRAISING Donald Trump as both a leader and builder for this country.   

    Here's a link to know more:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.co … index.html

    Given this information what do you guys think?   Is the boycott justified?   Or do you think this is censorship at it's finest?   Me personally, I think Michael Jordan had the right idea when he decided to be apolitical with his Jordan brand which means I think the CEO of Goya would have been better off not saying a word honestly but kudos to him for showing the huevos to say how he feels with critics and media be damned.

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
      Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've never purchased a GOYA product but I've seen them so much that the name immediately hits my brain in a funny way; most likely because I always associated with the words goy and goyim.

      Oy vey, goyim, meshuggeneh!

    2. Abby Slutsky profile image94
      Abby Slutskyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think we all need to be Americans instead of Democrats and Republicans. How sad for our country. It is free speech, and I don't see anyone getting censored or boycotted for speaking against Trump. However, in the spirit of hurting his business, he probably shouldn't have offered his opinion.

    3. SelfLawyer profile image60
      SelfLawyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Nice

  2. Live to Learn profile image59
    Live to Learnposted 2 years ago

    I've never bought a Goya product but I plan to hit the Hispanic aisle next time in and buy me some Goya.

    Cancel culture really irritates me.

  3. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 2 years ago

    As you see, things like this go both ways. Some decide to boycott whereas others decide to buy even though they would otherwise not. The CEO probably made an informed decision based on the political situation. As a CEO it is very rare that you would be foolish enough to make a statement without considering the potential effects, favorable or adverse.

    I did not read the article, just your write up. Why would you think this is censorship? Isn't the USA all about freedom of choices, be it guns, masks or whatever else? This is just people making a choice. It's censorship if the message from the CEO was taken down and access to his statement was blocked.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I consider it a form of censorship because it seems like whenever someone doesn't parrot the narrative of what the media wants these days, then they're automatically labeled misogynists, racists, sexists and etc.   Don't get me wrong, I fully understand that freedom of speech also means you have the right to be offended as well, and that people have just as equal right to criticize your opinion just as much as you have a right to state yours. 

      However, I just find it odd that if you have the right political leanings, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, then you can pretty much get away with almost anything these days.  Case in point, did you know that Hollywood actor, Ezra Miller, was caught on video choking a woman at a bar, and it was confirmed by various witnesses that not only was the whole thing real, but he literally choked that girl with the intent to hurt her.   Yet, the media never vilifies him.  They cover it up instead because he's a leftist that bashes Trump, and he classifies as a non binary actor.

      Meanwhile, you have people like Johnny Depp, whom even has audio evidence not only proving he didn't abuse Amber Heard, but she abused him physically.  And to make matters worse, members of Amber's own family have come out and sided with Johnny Depp, yet that hasn't stopped the media from vilifying him still, while other media outlets STILL say she's the victim even though the audio evidence proves otherwise, and has her even stating how she'll get away with it because she's a woman.

      1. GA Anderson profile image91
        GA Andersonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Stevennix2001, I think I understand your point, but at this "point" the 'cancelculture' has become so prevalent that the message is lost in the cause.

        I think the Goya controversy is too silly to even address as a problem. If someone is promoting that path then I think they are more than a few brain cells short of an amebia.

        Unfortunately, I think there are a lot of folks that view this as a serious issue. Maybe we should open a few more psyche wings to accommodate their fragilities.

        Geesh Louise, what the hell is happening to our society?

        Hollywood and all the other #cancelculture folks can kiss my country ass.

        I am with Livetolearn, I was not a Goya customer, before but I will be now., and I don't even like beans.

        GA

  4. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    People have the right to freedom of speech and choice so if a group doesn't like  others praising the President then they can stop buying a product without asking everyone else to follow them.
    I agree that it seems like a form of censorship and control.

  5. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 2 years ago

    I bought a significant amount of Goya products a few days ago and donated them to a food bank.  So, that is my support of Goya and helping those who need help.

 
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