Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue was lambasted on social media for having the nerve to pay President Trump a compliment while at the White House. Several hashtag campaigns arose calling for people to stop buying their products after the largest Hispanic-owned food company in America seemed to not be as outraged as the radical left over President Trump’s presidency.
But things appear to be backfiring. There is no hard data regarding their sales, but support for the hashtag #BuyGoya grew immediately following the attempt to cancel them. Moreover, anecdotal accounts seem to be pointing towards INCREASED sales and support from Americans who either support President Trump or simply hate the Cultural Marxist effects of cancel culture being so pervasive from the radical left today.
Oh, hi @Twitter:
Just as many people now deciding to buy @GoyaFoods
products. I don't even eat much of what they make, but I am going to buy $500 worth and take it to the food bank just to spite you and your totalitarian shut-uppers. pic.twitter.com/b6UzWYiLx7
— Todd Ξ Herman (@toddeherman) July 11, 2020
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 11, 2020
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 12, 2020
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 11, 2020
— Jason Turner (@petjetman73) July 11, 2020
I will now #BuyGoya.
Retweet if you will, too.#MAGA
— Lions' Den (@LionsDen45) July 11, 2020
— vin g (@VinVing33) July 11, 2020
This isn’t the first time a company has benefited from exposure through cancel culture’s attempts to destroy them. Chick-fil-A saw sales skyrocket after they were targeted when the owners were revealed to have donated to Christian causes. That has reversed since then as the company seems to have shifted to social justice causes.
But there’s one metric we can see tangibly in which Goya Foods seems to clearly be benefiting. Their Facebook page, which was created in 2011 and had accumulated just over 600,000 fans in around nine-and-a-half years, has exploded over the last couple of days, increasing in size by over 100,000 fans in 24 hours. As of the writing of this article, they have 736,435 “likes” on their page. A screenshot shared by an Instagram food blogger showed yesterday’s totals being under 630,000 likes.
Cancel culture will continue until the radical left is taught that trying to cancel anyone over support for President Trump will only increase their engagement from the right. Perhaps then they’ll give up their unhinged cancellation attempts.
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