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(34,588 posts)
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:09 AM Nov 2019

After Mitch McConnell Named WholeFoods Magazine's Man of the Year, Twitter Users Call for Boycott

By Melissa Lemieux On 11/27/19 at 9:57 PM EST

WholeFoods Magazine has named Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as its Man of the Year for championing a hemp growing project in his home state of Kentucky. Twitter users have cried foul, though, and now they are trying to boycott the Whole Foods Supermarkets chain, which has nothing to do with the magazine.

McConnell announced his victory in a tweet.

"Honored to be named @WholeFoodsMag 2019 Person of the Year," McConnell declared. "I was recognized as the most influential person in the natural products industry, specifically because of my work to legalize industrial #hemp for farmers in Kentucky and around the country."



WTF were they thinking?!?

On edit: I should clarify--I meant the Twitter boycotters. I wish they'd look before they leap. That said, I wonder how many health food enthusiasts also support mcconnell? I guess there might be a few, but sheesh.

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(33,643 posts)
1. It's not Whole Foods the grocery store, this is a trade magazine for retailers of 'whole foods'
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:11 AM
Nov 2019

Been around for like 40 years.

Edit: It's right there in the first paragraph ...



(33,643 posts)
5. Fixed it on edit ...
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:19 AM
Nov 2019

Fairly obvious what the people on twitter 'were thinking' ... they obviously didn't know the difference and went off half-cocked, as the saying goes.


(34,588 posts)
9. Exactly. Although I don't think many natural food enthusiasts would view mcconnell as a hero, tho.
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:33 AM
Nov 2019

I could be wrong.


(1,207 posts)
2. That magazine is not attached to the grocery store
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:11 AM
Nov 2019

It's the free magazine that you can pick up in the front of health food stores.

I personally think there should be a boycott on their advertisers, though.



(62,444 posts)
4. WTF where who thinking?
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:16 AM
Nov 2019

What were the idiots on Twitter thinking?

Or what were the promoters of unregulated supplements and snake oil "cures" who keep the magazine afloat thinking?

If your question is the latter one, a lot of "natural" bullshit promoters are Republicans, because they have problems with health and safety regulations concerning food, and they also aren't fond of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Drug Administration or the Federal Trade Commission. Right wingers abound in the snake oil business.

Blue Owl

(50,666 posts)
11. Well there goes that publication's credibility
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:37 AM
Nov 2019

Even if the turtle did do one good thing, it is so counterbalanced by all the harmful shit he's done to this country...

Captain Zero

(6,896 posts)
12. In Indiana, a lot of the hemp and CBD products come from
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 02:11 AM
Nov 2019

Kentucky. I don't buy it if its from there. I don't buy bourbon anymore. Fuck Kentucky until Mitch is gone, I say. Canadian Club Whisky is smooth and mellow.



(62,444 posts)
15. The bullshit health claims and dodgy supplements weren't enough
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:44 PM
Nov 2019

That publication does not aspire to credibility.

It is an advertising vehicle for right wing deregulation types who don't believe the FDA or FTC should regulate health claims or products.


(40,250 posts)
14. Whole Foods is owned by Jeff Bezos,
Thu Nov 28, 2019, 05:41 AM
Nov 2019

who also owns Amazon and The Washington Post.

However, he doesn’t own everything and doesn’t own WholeFoods magazine. More evidence of how people jump on bandwagons without enough information. (Not defending Bezos, who needs to treat his employees better.)

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