I don’t boycott many companies. Mainly because I’m terrible at maintaining my protests. I was boycotting Coke but my company stocks our fridges here with free Coke products. When I’m hungover, I lose all my principles. I boycott Dove because while they have every woman is beautiful campaigns in the US, their main products abroad deal with skin whitening. It was hard to give up their deoderant though and I really miss their body wash.
Chick-fil-a is a company I’ve been avoiding for several years. It is incredibly hard to resist their waffle fries and chicken strips but their open campaign against gay marriage and civil unions is enough to keep me shopping elsewhere. Luckily to top it all off, they strive to only hire individuals with “good values” and question job candidates about their church attendance.
I normally keep my politics to myself but the news about Chick-fil-a is catching on and I, peanut gallery as always, wanted to put my two cents in. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like our individual opinions count for much, but money always talks. It is important as important to support companies with good business practices as it is to support local businesses. Sorry Chick-fil-a. I wish we could work it out but it just doesn’t look good.