Cancel culture has reached a new peak.
Senator Mitch McConnell is a polarizing figure. As Bennie J. Smith, a candidate running for the Democratic nomination in Kentucky, once told Rolling Stones, “I’d say the crowd is pretty evenly divided the way Kentucky is: Some don’t like him, and some hate him.”
McConnell has had a long and storied history in politics. More recently, however, his tenure has been riddled with controversy, with some claiming that his actions are actually undermining the very fabric of U.S. democracy.Paragraph
Let us now take an unharmonious break in the story to remind everyone that WholeFoods Magazine has absolutely nothing to do with WholeFoods Market, the supermarket chain you are all familiar with. The magazine was independently launched in 1984 to inform and educate business people in the natural products industry.
Their selection of McConnell to be their Person of the Year has everything to do with his legislation to legalize hemp, and nothing more. ” McConnell has certainly been the Person of the Year for the hemp industry—and there isn’t a close second,” said Jonathan Miller to WholeFoods Magazine.
Given the magazine is focused on the natural products industry, we can understand why they would make an unbiased judgment regarding their most prestigious annual award, and award it to a man who has made great strides in the sector, despite his shortcomings everywhere else.
Twitter, on the other hand, didn’t bother reading past the headline before they lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks. To add to the calamity, the angry mob marched in the wrong direction.
Woefully for WholeFoods Market, many mistakingly assumed that it was the Amazon-owned supermarket chain that had bestowed the honor upon one of their most hated political figures.
The hashtag #BoycottWholeFoods quickly trended on Twitter, with many deliriously denouncing the supermarket chain for their lack of judgment and failing to understand it’s core demographic.
The painful irony of it all only came to light as other gracious, and slightly annoyed, users educated the angry shoppers to awaken them to their overblown oversight.
Many were quick to remove their tweets, but as you all know, the internet always remembers. Below are just some examples of the rage that was erupting throughout Twitter.
Friendly reminder folks. Always read the article before you scream about it.
1. Maybe a drink will settle you down.
Since @WholeFoods decided to make @senatemajldr #personoftheyear, its time for me to take my money else where I can’t in good conscience shop at a place tht agree with things @senatemajldr stand for. I hope people agree n #BoycottWholeFoods
— 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤔🤔 (@kristi_luv223) November 28, 2019
2. Oh boy, at least boycott the right wrong store.
— Resign (@SOStruth) November 28, 2019
3. Language, sir. Even WholeFoods isn't that callous.
— JDouble78 (@JDouble78) November 28, 2019
4. It's Person of the Year, not man. But that's ok.
#BoycottWholeFoods @senatemajldr is a terrible human and its a disgrace that whole foods named him man of the year. You actually have to do something, be accomplished to receive an award. #MoscowMitch does nothing.
— Marie1977 (@Marie19772) November 28, 2019
5. Someone lacks understanding alright,
— dr01d3tte (@dr01d3tte) November 28, 2019
6. A good choice would be opening the article.
— #MommyJones (@abracadabraNY) November 28, 2019
7. Integrity is a strong word, my friend.
I’ll never shop at a Whole Foods again. If they think one correct action negates the slavish devotion to a wannabe dictatorial autocrat then I have to question the integrity of the whole company. #BoycottWholeFoods
— Lee Gorsky (@leegorsky) November 28, 2019
8. I don't think that's how it works.
Even though usinga disclaimer, but they are using the @WholeFoodsPR @WholeFoods name, they are 100% accountable for what this magazine says that they also promote in their stores #BoycottWholeFoods I am done with them anyway they have taken out most of my Vegan choices @JeffBezos
— Dominique (@Luv4AllSpecies) November 28, 2019
9. Looks can be deceiving.
— Becky Johnson (@baj0671) November 28, 2019
10. I'm sure they'll take you back.
— Paidhi-Aiji (@buckbyers2) November 28, 2019
Here's a boycott I'm going to "choose to be a part of" with my spending power which I have
I could spend money at the Whole Food if I wanted to
— Alex G Friedman (@friedman_hoax) November 28, 2019
#BoycottWholeFoods what would make you think #MoscowMitch is a good choice when you have folks like @chefjoseandres doing great works. Idiotic, and worth not shopping with you. A tone-deaf company. @WholeFoods
— DRode (@debr3322) November 28, 2019
13. "Alexa, play achy breaky heart"
Now I have to #BoycottWholeFoods and it breaks my heart.
— *pumpkin spice* RJK (@RJKSac) November 28, 2019
14. Oh but your response amuses the rest of us.
— Nancy Overend (@nancyoreally) November 28, 2019
— Matthew Kracht (@solon594bce) November 28, 2019
16. If only you knew how funny it was.
— Lisa F (@lf2266) November 28, 2019
— All-American Oligarch (@john_weeks) November 28, 2019
18. It's awful. Very awful.
Well FFS….this is awful. AWFUL. However, I agree. #BoycottWholeFoods
— *pumpkin spice* RJK (@RJKSac) November 27, 2019
19. Read. That's what you have to do.
— Valerie L Sth🆘 (@valeriesmith344) November 27, 2019
20. Cray Cray is correct.
— C'estMoi! (@mostwiselatina) November 27, 2019