Publix Caves to David Hogg's Boycott — It Backfires So Badly That It's Now Facing Another Boycott

| MAY 26, 2018 | 9:53 PM
Parkland Students Protest At Publix After Grocer Donates To Pro-NRA Candidate

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Earlier this week, Parkland survivor David Hogg led a charge to boycott the Florida-based supermarket Publix because it backed a gubernatorial candidate, Adam Putnam, whom Hogg said was an “NRA sellout.”

His efforts seemed to work, as people participated in a “die-in” in stores:

Publix seemed to cave, releasing a statement saying it would suspend its corporate-funded political contributions. 

“We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community,” the store said. “We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate.”

But its decision may have earned it yet another boycott from disgruntled customers:

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Some lamented how Publix caved to the protests:

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