Score one for Parkland survivor David Hogg as Publix supermarkets announced that it’s suspending political donations after Hogg led calls for a boycott of the company over funding of a pro-NRA gubernatorial candidate:
. @Publix has given in to David Hogg's demands and has suspended political contributions just after his "die-in" and boycott was organized.
Their statement: pic.twitter.com/IzerYGMn32
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 25, 2018
Not a good look, Publix:
Well @Publix you basically bowed down to a fascist. Very disappointed.
— Michelle (@michnic70) May 26, 2018
And they’ve lost Kyle Kashuv’s business, at least in terms of his graduation cake:
I have decided that my future graduation cake will no longer be from @Publix. Sad!
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 25, 2018
Hogg had called for a $1,000,000 payment as well, although there’s no word of Publix is going through with this:
I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018
The students held a “die in” at a store near Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, FL:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 25, 2018
— Ted Scouten (@CBS4Ted) May 25, 2018
What’s funny is the shoppers literally didn’t care:
— Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 26, 2018
And that one protest is what caused Publix to act?
Went to my local @publix (in Broward County) at 4pm. Not one person was laying on the floor. Asked staff about the potential protest & they weren’t even aware of it. @davidhogg111’s movement has little traction today. #publixboycott
— Lauren Cooley (@laurenacooley) May 25, 2018
Great job, Publix. You caved in to a boycott threat that doesn’t exist.
'BAHAHAHAHHA'! Is David Hogg SERIOUS with this plan to combat 'hate and misinformation'? https://t.co/DeUthZHRKK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 25, 2018
Kyle Kashuv CALLS OUT local media for their SHAMELESS pimping of David Hogg's Publix 'die-in' [pics] https://t.co/5yJd2jjAfZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 26, 2018