In addition to bright red hats and Vladimir Putin, it seems Trump supporters also have an affinity for boycotting things — but not just any things, very good things. The BEST things.
They’ve hated on popular broadway plays, movie franchises and beverages. And in the most recent move, Trump supporters are boycotting America’s fiftieth state, Hawaii.
Whomp whomp whomp.
The ridiculous desire to snub the Aloha State comes after a Hawaii federal judge blocked President Donald Trump’s latest attempt at a travel ban on Wednesday night.
On Thursday morning, another judge in Maryland also shut down the proposal, but by then Trump supporters had already dumped the blame on Hawaii and established their dramatic #BoycottHawaii hashtag.
Those in favor of boycotting the beautiful state were so pissed about Trump’s second travel ban being shut down that they began cancelling their vacations and tweeting angrily.
However, many others felt that, like most Trump supporter boycotts, this was pretty dumb because Hawaii is GREAT. People shared lovely pictures of the state on Twitter and proudly declared they would not boycott Hawaii and its beautiful beaches, culture and hospitality.
This latest boycott got us thinking about just how much Trump supporters LOVE to boycott wonderful, popular things. Like, can’t we just have nice things?
Here are some other outrageously great things Trump supporters have rallied against:
We’re not even kidding. In December 2016, prior to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jack Posobiac, special projects director for a group called Citizens for Trump, also went on a Twitter rant claiming that Star Wars writers re-wrote several scenes from Rogue One to add anti-Trump scenes. Controversy sparked again and the hashtag #DumpStarWars emerged.
Posobiac streamed an 18-minute Periscope elaborating on his conspiracy theory, further condemning the franchise and urging fellow Trump supporters to join him in rebellion.
Outcome: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger later reacted to the alt-right boycott and anti-Trump accusations, explaining, “I have no reaction to [this] story at all. Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film. There are no political statements in it, at all,” he said.
That settled that, and the movie made over $1 billion at the box office globally, so this boycott was a fail.
Though the cast comments directed at Pence were extremely peaceful and the VP made a statement explaining he was not offended by the incident, Donald Trump was pissed. The president hopped online to unleash the wrath of his Twitter fingers against the production and its “harassing” cast, demanding an apology.
Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
Trump supporters were also appalled by the cast members’ actions, and in solidarity with the Tweeter-in-Chief, began to boycott the “overrated” production.
Outcome: Just to be clear—Hamilton is still wildly popular, ridiculously successful, and according to The New York Times, the boycott had the opposite effect on sales. In fact, following the attempt to deter people from the production, Hamilton set a Broadway record for the most money made in a single week by a broadway show. Good job, Trump supporters.
Instead of fighting over football in the 2016 Super Bowl, Trump supporters decided to keep the arguments political by targeting Budweiser with yet another boycott.
After Budweiser aired a pro-immigrant Super Bowl ad celebrating its parent company’s German-born co-founder Adolphus Busch immigrating to the United States in the early 1850s, the hashtag #boycottbudwieser began trending on Twitter.
Since the advertisement followed the controversial immigration ban Trump released in January, Trump supporters were quick to connect the two and flock to Twitter to bash the brand. Despite the company denying the ad was related to Trump’s immigration stance, the #boycottbudweiser tweets rolled on in, along with #boycottbudwiser, which totally misspells the brand. LOL.
Outcome: The hashtag was spelled incorrectly, so automatic fail, but aside from that Budweiser is still in business and was ranked #25 on Forbes “World’s Most Valuable Brands” of 2016. Not too shabby.
Moral of the story:
The boycotts don’t seem to be having the desired effect here, Trump supporters. So why not quit hating and take a weekend off to go see Hamilton, binge-watch the Star Wars movies and take a relaxing vacation to Hawaii to sip a nice cold Budweiser. Or leave them all to the rest of us — bwahahaha.