David Hogg is one happy fascist today. His gun-grabbing kiddie brigade won a stamp towards an ice cream and pizza party today by forcing Publix to cave to their online mob harassment.
Publix announced Friday that it suspended its political contributions as it faces scrutiny for donating to Adam Putnam, a Florida Republican who is pro-gun rights and is running for governor.
“We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,’’ Publix spokesman Dwaine Stevens said in a statement obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. “As a result, we decided earlier this week to suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving processes.’’
The supermarket chain’s announcement arrived in the middle of “die-in” protests led by Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg at two Publix locations in Florida.
This is very easy. An online social media mob looks a lot bigger than it actually is, but corporations don’t know that, and freak out at the first sign of a protest. And if idiot kids are protesting at your stores, you have them arrested. Easy-peasy. Unfortunately, I’m a rando Latino blogger and not the the CEO of Publix, so it’s not gonna work out for the good guys this time.
“We regret that some of our political contributions have led to an unintentional customer divide instead of our desire to support a growing economy in Florida,” a Publix spokesperson said in the statement. “As a result of this situation, we are evaluating our processes to ensure that our giving better reflects our intended desire to support a strong economy and a healthy community.”
Hogg is backing down on his protests after winning the concession from Publix:
BREAKING: @Publix suspends corporate funded political contributions after coming under fire for giving money to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. Planned “die-in” protest is now cancelled. @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/qlW5TTLP2S— Jamie Guirola (@jamieNBC6) May 25, 2018
He must have figured out that he looked like a ginormous a-hole after demanding Laura Ingraham apologize, and then not accepting her apology when she caved.
In any case, thanks to Publix not understanding how social media works, the fascist kiddie brigade is happy today.