Chrissy Teigen and More Celebrities Are Calling for a Goya Boycott
“Don’t care how good the beans taste though. Bye bye."
It's safe to assume Chrissy Teigen will no longer be stocking her pantry with Goya products. After the CEO of the Hispanic-owned food company Robert Unanue praised President Trump during a recent visit to the White House, many celebrities — including Teigen — declared they're boycotting the brand.
While attending a press conference about the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative earlier this week, Unanue faced backlash for supporting Trump given his controversial comments about the Latino community and continuous attempts to dismantle DACA.
"We're all truly blessed to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder," Unanue said. "And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and grow." Video of the speech went viral on social media, and #BoycottGoya began trending, which caught the attention of Goya's most famous consumers.
"F—K. A shame," Teigen tweeted. "Don’t care how good the beans taste though. Bye bye." She continued her statement without mincing words, writing: "The next step republicans will do (mark my words, they did this with my equinox tweets as well) is say you aren’t supporting the workers if you boycott. You ARE. They should never feel they have to work for someone who agrees Mexicans are ‘vile’ ‘rapists’ - F—K this guy."
"Support the workers by empowering them to be stronger than this absolute bastard. I will personally do what I can to financially ensure these farms can carry on without them.”
In another reply to commenters claiming Goya could go out of business because of a boycott, Chrissy tweeted: "You think they’re going under? I see a new Karen every day spouting off in a Trader Joe’s who will gleefully buy the beans. Don’t worry about f—ing GOYA." She added, "There are other beans. Shop responsibly."
Meanwhile, both Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and Lin-Manuel Miranda shared Teigen's outrage. "We learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta. Bye," Miranda wrote. And AOC tweeted, "Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo.'"
In response to the boycott, Unanue doubled down on his position, calling the pushback a "suppression of speech." "So, you’re allowed to talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed to aid in economic and educational prosperity? And you make a positive comment and all of a sudden, it is not acceptable,” he told Fox & Friends, adding that he wasn't going to apologize for his remarks.