Goya Foods is now under fire after its CEO’s political blunder as per a Washington Post report.
Robert “ Bob” Unanue the one responsible for the online backlash after his remarks at the White House provoked a lot of people.
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder, and that’s what my grandfather did,” said Unanue in the Rose Garden on Thursday.
He commended the President after the latter signed an executive order.
The decree offers to improve Latin Americans’ education and economic opportunities.
Most Latin Americans and Goya’s food patrons, however, are far from being impressed.
They lambasted the Goya chief’s remarks as the commendation clips circulated on social media.
They pointed out Trump’s subversive statements and questionable policies targeting US minorities and immigrants.
On Twitter, some prominent Latinos and public figures threaten to boycott Goya.
For instance, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, will look for an alternative instead of using the distinctive Goya seasoning,
Chrissy Teigen, American model, and author also tweeted her dismay over the CEO,
On his tweet, the former presidential candidate Julián Castro likewise made his opinion known and convinced people to “think twice” before purchasing Goya products.
“Goya Foods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. Americans should think twice before buying their products. #Goyaway
Some are quick to retort with #Buygoya and to urge people to donate in food banks instead of letting the food go to waste.
Latina and Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy criticized Castro on her tweet.
She also urged people to buy more Goya products.
When the cascade of criticisms came out, Unanue called it “suppression of speech.” He said that was invited to the White House during (former) President Obama’s term for a Hispanic Heritage Month event.
It was okay “to talk good or to praise one president”, but not to assist with “economic and educational prosperity?”
“And you make a positive comment and all of a sudden, it is not acceptable,” Unanue said.
He refused to “ apologize for his remarks” in support of Trump’s economic policy furthermore, he will “not turn down other future invitations.”