This comes after Keurig pulled ads from Sean Hannity’s FOX News show
Members of the more conservative arm of the Republican party sure do like their boycotts. They have put together a #Boycott for, among others: Target, Nordstrom, Amazon, and the entire state of Hawaii. These boycotts have been incredibly effective, as you know, with Nordstrom going bankrupt, Amazon vanishing from the web, and every island in Hawaii sinking into the sea (or none of the above). But they are going for it again, asking the more delusional part of the American public to boycott Keurig, the coffee maker company.
The outrage over Keurig began when the company decided yesterday to pull their ads from Sean Hannity’s show Hannity, which airs on Fox News. Last week, Hannity made excuses for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senator from Alabama, who has been accused of making sexual advances toward children as young as 14 when he was in his early thirties. Moore has denied the allegations, calling The Washington Post story “an intentional act to stop a campaign.” And it is. Because most people don’t want to elect a pedophile to the Senate.
Sean Hannity decided to defend Moore, and it’s going just as well as you’d think. First, Hannity got into hot water for referring to Moore’s conduct with the teens “consensual,” though he later clarified that he talking about Moore’s relationships (when he was over 30, remember) with a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, not the 14-year-old. Because that’s a lesser pedophilia offense, apparently.
Hannity, who seems to love playing Russian Roulette with morality, then interviewed Moore on his show to ask him about the allegations. Moore did a bang-up job defending himself, saying, when asked by Hannity if he remembers dating teenagers when he was past the age of 30: “Not generally, no.”
Great job, Grandpa. Now let’s find your pants and take you home.
At any rate, all of this “pro-men-over-30-dating-high-school-students” content has driven away some advertisers, including Keurig.
Donna, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.
— Keurig (@Keurig) November 11, 2017
Boy oh boy, does the far-right hate this. They immediately took to Twitter, where #BoycottKeurig became the top trending hashtag on the site.
Thank you for entering the political world and exposing your left wing bias, what a brilliant mktg move right before Christmas! We are removing your product from our Christmas list to show you our support.#BoycottKeurig
— Skip Johnson (@woopstx) November 12, 2017
Ugh! I hate coffee that hates America.
The best tweets, however, came from those who encouraged Moore supporters to destroy their Keurig coffeemakers:
Keurig is going after @seanhannity on orders from Media Matters.
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) November 12, 2017
— Angelo John Gage (@AngeloJohnGage) November 12, 2017
Now, we are all for people making their voices heard, but we’re not sure that these particular people understand that Keurig already has their money, and this not only doesn’t hurt the company but also leaves them without coffee until they shell out more money for a new coffeemaker.
if you had a keurig coffee machine in your house in the first place it is with a heavy heart that i inform you that you are already owned
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) November 12, 2017
Realtor.com also pulled their advertising from Hannity, so we suspect these same people will soon be burning down their houses in protest. Take that, real estate.
But never fear, good guys who don’t support pedophilia! There are just as many people out there celebrating Keurig in response to the boycott.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 12, 2017
I'm gonna run out & buy a @Keurig, some @NaturesBounty,sign up 4 @realtordotcom & buy Nana plus size Christmas gifts @ELOQUII to thank them for ditching @seanhannity
Already did @23andMe. It turns out I am genetically predisposed to hating child molestor apologists. #FireHannity
— Lisa Ann Walter (@LisaAnnWalter) November 12, 2017
Stand tall, @Keurig. Republican boycotts generally help increase sales (#BoycottKeurig) but your decision to cease advertising on #Hannity says tons to the US public that backing possible pedofiles is very wrong.
— Neal McLean (@ReelNeal) November 12, 2017
Keurig provides me with 12 cups of coffee daily and saves me $500 per month, don’t try me with this #BoycottKeurig garbage.
— Devin Sena (@DevinSenaUI) November 12, 2017
— Anna (@Hoff917) November 12, 2017
Attention Keurig boycotters: you might want some ice for that burn.
And then, of course, there’s this amazing final point:
Honestly, I’m just surprised all those people boycotting Keurig even know how to work a Keurig.
— albertina rizzo (@albz) November 12, 2017
Right?! There’s no doubt the latest “boycott” will be as ineffective as it is ridiculous.