Weeks after President Donald Trump’s call Goodyear tire boycott, Various types of boycotts are trending.
This time, the arts and crafts store hobby lobby has calls for a consumer boycott on pro-Trump displays.
The hashtag #boycotthobby started trending after the lobby Twitter user Kari Break shared a photo Arrangement to read the headline “USA Vote Trump” and “In a Hobby Lobby” of the display of decorative letters on Twitter on Sunday. At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the tweet was liked more than 46,500 times and retweeted 12,100 times.
It is not clear if the display hobby was designed by a lobby employee or a shopkeeper. The hobby lobby did not respond to a request for comment from USA Today.
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USA Today, reached out to the Lincoln Project to evaluate the origins of the photograph.
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Eric Schiffer, chairman of Los Angeles-based firm Reputation Management Consultants, told USA Today that the trending hashtag “creates a reckless battle with customers on the left who are equipped with trips to the White House and Bijen in orange rails.”
“Virtual boycotts are possible but are unlikely to last long until the hobby lobby doubles,” Schiff said, adding that “some shoppers will suffer and those Trump haters will buy their yarn with others.”
Hobby lobby is no stranger to controversy or boycott.
In 2014, the hobby lobby won a Supreme Court case that allowed its employees to deny access to birth control, saying it contradicted religious beliefs.
In April, the chain was reported Keeping some of its stores open Some places were forced to close amid the COVID-19 epidemic while disregarding orders in state shelters.
David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, sent a letter to all employees on March 19, the Christian Post reported.
“We don’t know exactly what the future holds or how long this disruption will last, we can all rest knowing that God is in control,” Green wrote. “To make sure our company is strong and ready to prosper once and for all. Again, when this passes, we will all ‘tighten the belt’ in the near future.”
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