Here’s a story told in just three tweets from the Washington Post:
The woman behind the boycott that is pressuring retailers to dump the Trumps https://t.co/z2G7FKsFyK
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 14, 2017
Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon https://t.co/ppQyrQriiK
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 18, 2017
A Trump wine boycott backfires spectacularly https://t.co/GxwAgSEvqb
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 20, 2017
And there you have it. As Twitchy reported, the Wegmans chain of grocery stores had a refreshingly no-nonsense response to the threat of a boycott over the chain’s stocking of wine from the Trump Winery, run by Eric Trump. “How a product performs is our single measure for what stays on our shelves and what goes,” a Wegmans spokesperson told the Democrat and Chronicle.
That’s partly true. As the Washington Post reports, Wegmans didn’t remove Trump wine from its shelves, but customers did — the chain “rapidly sold out of Trump wine at every store in Virginia but one” after the boycott was announced. In addition, Ivanka Trump’s perfume “suddenly jumped to the top spot on the list” of Amazon’s best-selling fragrances.
The real punchline can be found in the first story, a profile of Grab Your Wallet co-founder Shannon Coulter. She told the Post that some unsuccessful boycotts are “just created to punish companies, they’re not created to help them evolve to a more ethical place.” As an expert at leading unsuccessful boycotts, she better than anyone would know.
@washingtonpost cue the price is right fail music
— Hugh (@munguswot1_hugh) February 22, 2017
No, wait … maybe, like the Betsy DeVos confirmation, the utter failure of the boycott is actually a big win for the resistance!
@washingtonpost The cult is so brainwashed they would drink something because their leader makes it. Wait, where have we heard this before?
— FrontierPartyUSA (@FrontierPartyUS) February 20, 2017
@washingtonpost article misses the point! Swastika t-shirts would sell well also but a retailer with morals wouldn't sell them!
— The Real CGB (@CGBReal) February 20, 2017
@washingtonpost Could be people are stocking up add novelty item for a white trash party or Klan rally.
— FuriosoMom (@furiosomom) February 22, 2017
@washingtonpost They're rednecks and it's alcohol. Even if it's wine and not cheap beer, it was doomed to fail.
— LambofGoth (@lambofgoth) February 22, 2017
@washingtonpost the joke is on the ones who bought the wine….they have to drink it.
— Vince Kirchhoff (@VinceKirchhoff) February 20, 2017
Yep, it’s definitely another big win for the resistance. By all means, carry on.
— John (@JohnnyBing) February 20, 2017
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'WON'T BE BULLIED': Linda Bean fires back at libs calling for boycott of L.L. Bean over her support of Trump https://t.co/ZWIMrW8Bxr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 12, 2017