Yet another politically motivated boycott has begun to spread online, and this one has the support of some California Democratic officials.
After reports revealed that West Coast fast-food favorite In-N-Out Burger had donated $25,000 to the state GOP, the other party cried foul.
“Et tu In-N-Out?” tweeted state Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman.
His was one of many tweets to carry the hashtag “#BoycottInNOut.”
According to a subsequent statement from the company’s executive vice president, however, the company has not shown partisan bias in its political contributions.
“For years, In-N-Out Burger has supported lawmakers who, regardless of political affiliation, promote policies that strengthen California and allow us to continue operating with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our associates,” said Arnie Wensinger.
He called it “unfortunate” that the company’s support of “both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups,” going on to elaborate on some of the bipartisan issues In-N-Out Burger’s contributions benefit.
According to Wensinger’s statement, the company has given “millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations in California to prevent child abuse, human trafficking and substance addiction.”
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