Calls for ‘Boycott GOYA’ grow after CEO praises Trump

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If you are a member of the Latino community, or if you cook and eat food made with recipes from the Caribbean and Latin America, you are probably familiar with GOYA products. I took a quick look in my kitchen cabinet and found three; a can of gandules (pigeon peas), frijoles negros (black beans), and some adobo—a multispice seasoning.

The CEO of GOYA Foods, Robert Unanue, paid a visit to the White House and lavishly praised Donald Trump on Thursday. His support for a president who puts kids in cages, dismissed and paper toweled Puerto Rico, and who describes Latinos as thugs and rapists has sparked a social media backlash with trending hashtags of #BoycottGoya, and #Goyaway.

The Unanue family, one of America’s richest, are billionaires; perfect buddies for The Donald. Let’s see how they react to people deciding not to add a pinch of GOYA Adobo to their meals.

Some Twitter responses:

I’m going to take Ana Navarro’s advice and donate the GOYA products on my shelf to my local food bank.

Happy eating—without GOYA.

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3 Comments on "Calls for ‘Boycott GOYA’ grow after CEO praises Trump"

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Kelly Libert
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Kelly Libert

If the boycott is not made a trade regulation, there is nothing that prevents you from using Goya products of your own free will.
IF Trump is only calling for a boycott, I’m going to what I always do with Trump suggestions and ignore it.
I don’t use Goya products, but I am going to buy some to support Puerto Rico.
We should make them a state like the ongoing effort for DC, just to annoy him.

Dave
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Dave

The CEO of GOYA should keep politics out of his company as by announcing that his company supports the President who frankly is a bit on the nose lately is not a good idea, I mean if he wants his company to like stay in business it would better serve him to shut up and not announce his support, This guy might soon find himself unemployed especially if the ban GOYA products takes off on twitter and that would depend on how strongly people feel about his announcement

Imdependent
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Imdependent

I love Goya products but I will consider this. Are they produced in Puerto Rico? I have already stopped buying my favorite sneakers New Balance.