Goya 'buy-cott' begins as customers load up on product after Trump backlash

7/13/2020 1:51:00 AM

Goya Foods touted its charitable giving on Friday after calls for a boycott. Now some on social media are encouraging shoppers to buy the company's products for themselves or their local food bank.

Continue Reading BelowGOYA FOODS SLAMMED BY AOC, CELEBRITIES AFTER CEO PRAISES TRUMP"My brother came up with a terrific idea and I am encouraging all to join me in purchasing $10 worth of Goya Foods products and donating them to your local food bank," self-described "conservatarian" radio host Mike Opelka wrote on Twitter. "Let's push a BUY-cott, not a boycott. Let's show the #Goyaway people what compassion can do.

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Opelka's post received 27,000 likes."Go out today and buy your Goya foods," Fox News host Mark Levin wrote on Twitter."Most of these people fronting about a #GOYABOYCOTT either don't use Goya Foods anyways [a]nd most of the ones who do will cave by #NocheBuena," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote on Twitter along with an "I Love Goya" graphic.

The controversy has inspired some Goya Foods fans to give back. Virginia resident Casey Harper started aGoFundMeon Saturday to buy Goya products to donate food pantries. The page is already more than halfway to its $10,000 goal."I'm not surprised we have raised so much because people are tired of having to walk on eggshells in political discourse," Harper told FOX Business. "Also, Americans are fundamentally generous people so a chance to feed the hungry and stand up to cancel culture was an easy win."

Goya Foods touted its charitable giving on Friday after calls for a boycott, including from progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Goya Foodssaidit has given "two million pounds of food to food banks across the nation who are in desperate need of food for families impacted by COVID19."

Robert Unanue, head of the New Jersey-based company, said Friday the boycott is "a reflection of a division that exists today in our country" that is "killing our nation."(Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images) Read more: Fox News »

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Who in hell has even heard of goya? must be some kind of crazy conservative thing again. And will quickly die. Once again Twitter feels the need to warn me about retweeting this tweet. Twitter trying to make people feel this is a dangerous tweet!! Morons. Buy Goya ! directorblue I went to the store on Saturday to fill up my cart with Goya products and found NONE AT ALL! Completely sold out!

Can White's handle all that flavor? That should be the real headline. The boycott began Sat for those who choose, the remaining will buy GOYA to support Freedom if Speech Love Goya gonna buy some more today SI ES GOYA TIENE QUE SER BUENO LOVE GOYA Buy Goya I will buy more food products from the brand now!

GoyaBUYcott Yes it has... You can never have too many beans around the house. You Betcha BuyGoyaProducts ! No way should Goya be boycotted for charity’s sake. Is sad to see how people can hate a man so much that they’ll stop buying a product as if he had bought the company. It only took one Dem to say boycott and there went the sheep’s 🐑🐑🐑 Will always use GoyaFoods

Liberals: “we demand better education and opportunity for minorities!” Trump: “here’s better education and opportunity for minorities” Liberals: “if you thank trump for better education and opportunity for minorities we will shut you down!” CEO of Goya: STFU Liberals. Classic BuyGoya BUYcott BuycottGoya

I said the products are trash quality so enjoy... but these are the same people who raise their kids on gas station hotdogs and TuckerCarlson TV dinners so... 🤷🏼‍♀️ KidKush479 Wow we are really left out of this one ... us out west .. never even heard of this company Enjoy idiots, Goya products are trash. 😂🤣🙄

We’ll be shopping tomorrow Imagine BLM not reigniting a smoldering fire of racism. Chris Wallace boycott The silent majority if rising up. Speak loudly fellow silent ones. BuyMoreGoya MWlovesJC Got mine! I did my duty today and bought my Goya products at our local Walmart. Of course, I added it to my already Goya filled pantry. Now I'll try to locate the GoFundMe link to donate to food banks.

Goya Foods CEO praises Trump, and thousands online say #BoycottGoya“We all truly blessed...to have a leader like President Trump,” he said, and many called for a boycott of Goya’s products, citing Trump’s history of derogatory comments toward Hispanics. Annnnd immigrants. The owners of Goya are IMMIGRANTS Just stop eating GoyaFoods it’s not that hard. Who cares? Eat what you want.

Goya Foods CEO Doubles Down On Trump Support As Boycott Grows“We’re with the president. We’re with this country,' Robert Unanue said. Smartest thing to do is boycott the companies of his board members. Direct economic disinvestment of Goya plus every other company that is in one way or another affiliated. Goyaway BoycottGoya

Goya Foods Boycott Takes Off After CEO Kisses Up To Trump'We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump,' Goya's CEO said.

Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO's pro-Trump remarksA number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO's decision to praise President Trump. Wow, you guys are really good at avoiding real news ... So what Isn’t it true Cruz’s father assinated Kennedy? Cruz is one of the most hated men in Texas.

Goya CEO's support for Trump leaves many Latinos feeling sting of betrayalMexican-American cookbook author and food blogger counts herself among the many Latinos who say they won't buy Goya products after Goya CEO Robert Unanue appeared Thursday in the White House Rose Garden and praised President Donald Trump. Meanwhile Goya is sold out in my area. Many Latinos support Trump (the legal ones I've known for decades). Keep spreading hate and divide CNN. How ignorant. Everyone should take notice of the people boycotting this company. These people are the real problem here. Who cares if someone says they like Trump? Democrats want to put Latinos out of work. Republicans will be buying Goya products to help take up the slack 🤘😎🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮