The CEO of Goya foods has always been racist and has recently just started vocalizing his racism towards Blacks and especially Latino's as his support for Trump is a slap in the face to his mostly Latino consumers.
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue supports Trump, which is also him voicing his support for white supremacy and the oppression of Latino's.
Calls for a boycott emerged after Unanue said that Trump was an “incredible builder” and that the US was “blessed” to have him as president at a White House event on Thursday meant to highlight a new advisory commission on creating economic opportunities for Latinx Americans. The praise elicited criticism from progressives, and a boycott campaign of Goya Foods backed by prominent political and cultural leaders.
“So, you know, I’m not apologizing for saying — and especially if you’re called by the president of the United States, you’re going to say, ‘No, I’m sorry, I’m busy. No thank you.’
Conservative politicians and pundits have leaped on the boycott, popularized online as the #Goyaway campaign, as another sign of the existence of an extremist left seeking to obliterate discourse — and to enact punitive measures against those they disagree with.
“Corporate leaders have a choice: If they choose to publicly disclose their political views, they should expect people to respond by expressing their own, even if the public channels that speech through consumer habit.”
Unanue‘s decision to laud the president resulted in sharp blowback among Latinx progressives, who argued that Unanue’s celebration of the Trump presidency marked a betrayal of the Latinx community that buys his company’s products.
United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization, created a petition slamming Unanue for aligning with Trump and calling for a boycott of the company; #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya trended on Twitter after the remarks.
Later on Fox Business — during an interview he began by telling the host that he was doing a “great job” — he said the boycott was “a reflection, I believe, of the division that exists today in our country ... this great divide is killing our nation — we’re tearing down statues of Jesus Christ.”
Trump has often been referred to as the most divisive president in the history of the USA.
“Calls for economic boycotts are clearly speech, not the suppression of speech. Consumers have long tied politics to purchasing, and advocating business boycotts is undoubtedly protected speech.