Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Your Turn

What do you boycott?

125 comments:

GatorGirl said...

Exxon... Still. ...

sandybrook said...

E! TV Network for the most part.

JaneBond462 said...

I still can't bring myself to buy Exxon (and now Mobil since they merged) gas after the Exxon Valdez spill in 89. And I'm not even an environmentalist but that pissed me off.

Cleodacat said...

Anything Lilo's in (except gossip).

FSP said...

CDaN

Violet said...

Excessively cheap clothing stores eg Primark. I often think about boycotting Nestle but haven't quite got there yet. Oh and the Sun newspaper.

aemish said...

I loathe to buy BP even during an emergency

caroline david said...

Every thing about Lohan ,the Kardashians and Courtney Stodden

P. said...

All Smithfield products.

WareCat said...

Facebook.
Hahaha, I was gna put that FSP!

SusanB said...

I do my best to boycott clothes and shoes not made in the U.S. but it's really difficult to do.

Pogue Mahone said...

Back in the 80's I boycotted products from South Africa when they still had Apartheid.

VIPblonde said...

Computer animated movies. Only hand-drawn animation for me!

Star said...

Safeway and Kmart they treat and pay their employees shit so that's the kind of service you get so I'll go else where.

Seven of Eleven said...

Anything connected to those evil Koch brothers if I can help it.

I've posted this before:

I downloaded an app called "buycott". You scan the barcode of any product you're thinking of purchasing (or have in your cupboard) and it tells you information about the company, like if they're against GMO labeling. It's free for android and iOS devices. I now must decide between Diet Coke and social conscience. :/

Buycott App

David Howes said...

Chicken Livers, Liver, Shrimp, Beets, and even when living in LA The Clippers!

Star said...

I meant Walmart but Kmart works too. Oh and btw my husband works for Nestle..yes they are horrible too.

L'auteur said...

Woody Allen movies.

aemish said...

Awesome app!! Thanks @7!!

VIPblonde said...

And Monsanto, obvi

Uhhhh... said...

fucking walmart and mcdonalds

Uhhhh... said...

and cable tv. why do you have to watch commercials if you pay to subscribe?

Uhhhh... said...

and facebook

Terri said...

Exxon and BP,which leaves me with Chevron.

tara17 said...

Among a few others, I boycott Roman Polanski and Nivea products, for their BS ad campaigns.

b-fabulous said...

Woody Allen films.

Kno Won Uno said...

Since I just caught up with all of my bills, I'm boycotting absolutely everything until my next paycheck is deposited.
Seriously - any entity that allies itself with extreme right wing, super religious organizations. Christian Coalition, One Million Moms, Family Research Council, folks like that. They have the most frightening, practical impact on my life.

Star said...

OH I hate Monsanto too, I'm big supporter of Organics. If you live in bay area, ca try itsorganic.com great company love it and its affordable. Not sure if they are else where in the country.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Derek Harvey

*runs*

WareCat said...

Omg, Wig!

Anytime I walk into Kmart, my soul hurts.

hothotheat said...

Any Pet store that sells animals. Also Walmart.

SaintsFan said...

I came here thinking I don't boycott anything but then after reading the list of responses, I realize that I do boycott quite a bit. It's just so natural I don't think of it.
Tyson Chicken
Nestle
Monsanto
Woody and Roman

@P, what is the deal with Smithfield products? And what do they make? I seem to think it's chicken but not sure?

msgirl said...

Love that link, thank you!

No Kmart of Walmart near me so I don't need to boycott!

Monsanto and Koch bros. Research what companies Monsanto owns, you'll be amazed.

AKM said...

Chik-Fil-A. And I love their chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and lemonade, so it IS a sacrifice.

Caraface said...

WalMart and dog breeders. Adopt a pup from a rescue or a shelter, people!

AJ said...

Exxon.

b-fabulous said...

Zoos

Dingle Barry said...

Asswipes. Human asswipes.

Katie Telling said...

Pmk. The kardashians/jenners. Woody Allen. The Sun/The Mirror. The thing i avoid most though is Cbeebies.

AJ said...

And also Woody Allen and Roman Polanski films.

Katie Telling said...

Pmk. The kardashians/jenners. Woody Allen. The Sun/The Mirror. The thing i avoid most though is Cbeebies.

MISCH said...

KOCH Industry products

AJ said...

@B-Fab
I usually don't support zoos but we have an amazing one by me that rescues animals. It's mostly old and sick animals but you know by visiting that you are helping to keep them alive. Also the habitats seem large and well maintained.
It's called the Popcorn Zoo in NJ.

Babs said...

Leftists.

rikkitikkitavi said...

Wally World aka China Inc.

texas rose said...

I'm boycotting boycotts!!!

Babs said...

And gun control advocates.

Seven of Eleven said...

Aw

Jacq said...

Wal-mart

Glitter said...

I don't really boycott, but I do try to avoid chain restaurants.

Amartel said...

Boycott boycotts.

a said...

Chik-Fil-A, not because of the gay rights things, but because they're restaurants smell disgusting. Same with Popeye's.

skippy said...

Celebrity endorsed perfume clothes etc

Sherry said...

Monsanto and Walmart. Both are evil. Star thanks for the organic tip.

Safeway is across the street and I can walk to buy beer and wine which is always on sale. You accrue points for gas on other items so needless to say I never accrue enough points for a gas discount.

FS said...

WalMart, but even though I don't shop there, I still have to give them money via all the subsidies they get from all forms of gov't and the "socialism" their poorly paid employees are eligible for. But those Waltons are all billionaires. I hate this company with the burning fire of a thousand suns.

Chik-Fil-A - yes, the food was good. No I don't care about your religious beliefs, I care when you use the profits from my purchase to actively lobby governments against non-discrimination protection rights based on sexual orientation, and that includes school bullying laws. That's the type of shit that is leading our kids to commit suicide. How Christian is that?

Sea World. I used to love this place and visit almost yearly, but I doubt I will ever go there again. I am torn on this because the Sea World of old was a fantastic research facility, but they've had so many owners and it seems their focus now is money money money.

Sears, although meh. This is a decades old boycott based on their very long history of gender discrimination against women employees but this company is in so much trouble its just irrelevant now. There is a Kmart nearby and I shop there every once in a while, when I cant find what I want at Target.

Cocoa said...

Has anyone seen any traces of him since the apology tour? Wait! Is he boycotting CDaN?

Renoblondee said...

Veal.

fancyscreenname said...

what amartel said....

kathy said...

Exxon. I've only bought Exxon gas once since the Valdez--and, very ironically, I seem to recall that that purchase occurred in a National Park.

I was going to boycott BP just as strenuously after that disaster, but heard a report on NPR that almost all BP gas stations are supplied through spot markets, and not from BP, so I'm not quite as strict if I'm driving in an unfamiliar place.

M. Brown said...

Walmart, Chik-fil-a, Paula Dean chicken products, and CDAN on troll days.

steph said...

Anything Tom Cruise is in.

Most anything that has a $cilon in it (Veronica Mars being the exception even though Logan Echolls' actor is one).

Subway because the bread always smelled of chemicals to me. Althought I've heard that they finally stopped adding the chemical that they use for yoga mats.

Barilla pasta/Chik-Fil-A/Wal-Mart (because I'm a Left Coast gal at heart)

Perez Hilton (PH-free for at least 5 years now)

Kuntrashians/Kanye/KKK

The Catholic Church

usernametaken said...

Protests.

rtsew said...

woody allen, roman polanski, michal jackson. It kills me that they still play gary glitter at sporting events and in commercials

N. Twinkie said...

The Kardashians, veal, Facebook, Twitter, Sea World, coffee(gasp).

Cocoa said...

This is depressing. :-/

Snootches said...

I agree withe the final three. I am also a happily recovering Perezaholic.

B.C.D. said...

E! Barilla Walmart Facebook FoisGras Chickfila WoodyAllen FoxNews NRAsupporters PuppyMills MostRepubliCUNTblowhards

Steampunk Jazz said...

Walmart for their rape of small towns. Chicfilet for their anti gay policy
Pat Robertson and all televangelism for their monetary pipeline to God policy.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Use the Good Guide to research your foods. Use the Coming Clean Campaign to research your body care products. You'd be amazed at the products that you find at the co-ops or Whole Foods that appear organic (and/or good for you) when in reality they are far from it.

lucy said...

Oh no. Why is Barilla pasta evil, Steph?

BP, Walmart, and Hobby Lobby for me, but it isn't difficult because I was never loyal and they don't offer anything I love. Chik-Fil-A is the hard one for me. I love their chicken sandwiches but ever since I found out how much money they donate to camps that "fix" gay teenagers, I haven't been able to set foot in there in years. My stomach turns just driving by the place. I hate so-called Christians who don't understand the concept of loving all.

nora nader said...

Boycott all the fucking Kardashians and their significant others. Get the fuck out!!!

Suzyanne Guzicki said...

Justin Bieber

nurysp said...

Little dicks

__-__=__ said...

Hate and violence - especially against women and children, animals, nature. Will not spend money going to Africa, India, Utah, buying anything they produce.

TV Junkie said...

Me, too, AKM. Chick-Fil-A & also Hobby Lobby. I don't like companies to force their religious beliefs on their workers. To me, that is a very personal thing, no matter how you feel about it!

anon said...

I'm always on my high horse about someplace so..... Whole Foods ever since the founder said his employees don't need actual healthcare, they just need to eat the stuff he sells (supposedly healthly).

Exxon
BP
Chik-Fil-A
Barilla pasta
ALL THINGS KUNTRASHIAN
Paris Hilton seems to be taking care of it for me, she's mostly faded away, thank god
The LesBeiber
Tom Cruise
SeaWorld - haven't been able to bring myself to go back for years
TOMS shoes - they work with the anti-gay groups in Africa
Tyson
Hormel
Mel Gibson movies

Wow - I've been boycotting some things like Tyson for so long, I've forgotten I'm actually boycotting them - they're just not even an option for me anymore

CanadianMiss said...

I have the Buycott app for my phone, which I don't use often enough.

Eros said...

I consulted for monsanto. Lol..

Now im the biggest opponent of gmo foods. I only shop whole foods and im a big proponent of a healthy lifestyle.


Jason Blue Eyes said...

Chik-Fil-A
Barilla pasta
Home Depot
Those Duck Dynasty dickheads

Tyler Perry movies.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

KNEE PADS for having Paula Deen on the cover.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Lucy, the chairman of Pasta Barilla said he doesn't approve of homosexuality or of gay people adopting children. And an off the cuff comment about how the brand is marketed toward women, not gay people.

He tried to couch it all nice-like by saying he approves of gay marriage, though.

His apology was a crock of funny: "I simply wished to underline the central role the woman plays within the family."

lucy said...

Thanks for the info Seven! Now I have to find a new brand of pasta. :(

car54 said...

Hobby Lobby
Chick-fil-A
Wal-Mart
A&E since the Duck Dynasty crap
Barilla

Brenda L said...

I boycott diamonds, most leather (I think a pair of leather tennis shoes is okay), fur, circuses and other "animal entertainment", and fake musicians.

Groovy said...

chik fil a
walmart
hobby lobby
monsanto owned companies
anything kardashian related

Spiffypaws said...

Kardashian shows, Walmart, chick fil a, Mcdonald's, Scientology

RowdyRodimus said...

I don't boycott anything, sure there are places I don't go or products I don't buy but that's just because I have no need for them. I don't care what an owner of a business thinks or beliefs they hold. Hell, if I boycotted something involving people that I personally think have crazy political or religious beliefs, I'd never see a movie or read a book.

The closest I've come to a boycott lately is politics. Both sides in Washington are out of their fucking minds and have forgotten that they are supposed to help make the country work and instead have turned it into high school cliques where they are trying to outdo each other to get their way for the prom theme.

Oopsy_Daisy said...

The list of what I boycott is pages long. I try to only buy products that are manufactured in countries that have strong labor laws and are eco-friendly. That often means that I spend way more than I would if I shopped at Target or Wal-Mart, but if it means that my money isn't going to fund forced labor, so be it. We shop as locally as possible and are big proponents of thrifting, garage/estate sales, etc., so that we're keeping our global footprint as small as we feasibly can. We are raising our children to live by the old motto, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."

And no matter how cheap, I REFUSE to shop at Wal-Mart for anything.

lazyday603 said...

I refuse to buy any yachts or Learjets until the problem of income inequality is fixed. My income specifically.

Mark B said...

A restaurant chain called Damons (homophobia)

I would boycott Walmart (treating staff like shit) and Chick Fil A (various things) were I in the US.

lazyday603 said...

Serious answer I try to avoid all ESPN programming since their former employee Craig James used ESPN to get his widdle baby boy's head coach fired at Texas Tech by lying through his teeth on the network over and over about his kid's punishment & lack of playing time.

MadLyb said...

WalMart, Papa John's, Dominoes, McDonalds, etc, along with any establishment where the CEO or owner refuses to pay a living wage. I don't even want a penny of my earnings going towards funding a fucked up, bigoted, racist, misogynist, xenophobic right wing agenda.

BeckyMae said...

Nestlé and News Corp....Rupert Murdoch is the devil incarnate

NaughtyNurse said...

I never watch reality TV, like the KTrash or Housewives. I feel like those shows are doing irreparable damage to our culture.

Vintage Pink said...

Walmart. Always and foever.

Count Jerkula said...

Movies by or with:

Woody Allen
Roman Polanski
Tom Cruise
Spike Lee
Jim Carrey


All MLB broadcasts not involving the Yankees or Mets (since 1994 strike)

Sears - I only go to store closing sales since they jerked me around on the delivery of a lawn tractor. Guy's eyes almost fell out of his head when he realized they would have to hand me back $1700 cash, when I returned to cancel the order. Went across the parking lot to Home Depot, and the thing was delivered, put together and cutting grass by 10AM the next morning.

KFC - off and on when they fuck up my drive thru order. When they fuck up, I send a multi paragraph complaint email to corporate, and tell them in the complaint that I gave bogus name and mailing address, because I don't want their fucking coupons. One time the cocksuckers stiffed me on 2 pot pies. I drove 15 minutes back and the bitch behind the counter tried to ignore me and hide. They didn't have any cooked.

Escort Agencies - only people who lie more than whores are people sellin whores.

Snapple - Since Quaker Oats bought them and canceled advertising on the Stern Show. Plus they kept Rasberry and Peach, but killed my fave flavor, Orange.

I boycotted a bar in the area for about 5 years until the one cunt bartender got fired for trying to get in a fist fight w/ a male customer. I stopped going cause I knew I'd get drunk enough there to either hit her or give her a reason to have me banned.

TGIFridays - for selling swill booze as top shelf.

NY Post - it aint fit to have yer dog shit on.

Sirius Radio/Howard Stern Show - $14/month for edited repeats, 3 new shows/wk 2-3 weeks a month, and no funny? Pass. "I piss on my fans." Good thing I dodged the stream.

NJ Strip Clubs - I can't site there and stare at whores w/o having a cigarette. And when you go outside on a busy night to have a smoke, some other pervert scums yer seat. F that. Bridge to PA aint to far.

Beck's Beer - brewed in St. Louis, using lesser quality ingredients and still charging import prices. Suck my balls InBev. Yuengling taste good and get me drunk.


That is all I can think of off the top of my head.

WareCat said...

I'm a moron,
but wat is Hobby Lobby?
I've never heard of it.

Bunni said...

Seinfeld, the show.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Warecat, it's an arts and craft supply chain. Ya know, for those baskets and silk flowers I imagine you make :)

WareCat said...

Ah! I get it now, Kristen.
Like Pat Catans!
Next to the porn store.

WareCat said...

*Kristin
Told u I was a moron =p

Cocoa said...

Now that I've stopped laughing and wiped away the tears (no, not that type of tears), I have to tell you how much I enjoyed reading about your misfortune. Now why am I laughing when I found all the other comments so depressing?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

You did not bring Pat Catans into this. Bridal fashions and nipple clamps! I love you, warecat.

Seven of Eleven said...

"I piss on my fans." Good thing I dodged the stream.

Hahahahaha, that made me laugh out loud and scare the cat!

Mare W said...

ABC for canceling One Life to Live

Sprink said...

Nothing. I certainly avoid many things, but that's not the same as an active boycott.

Also, life would be too boring if I only interacted with people or societies or businesses whose ethos I agreed with. That's practically...elitist.

Cocoa said...

Work on your stand-up routine, Count. Seven and I will have front row seats. <3

Count Jerkula said...

Only place around with an amateur night, the owner sits in the back and steals jokes to use when he MCs for real comics. I would hate to have to beat some ass one night when I want to just get drunk and laugh at Dave Atell or Charlie Murphy.

Cocoa said...

We'll call him on it. Then hurl bottles of Beck's at him. And Snapple Raspberry and Peach.

WareCat said...

Feelings mutual, Wig.
If I was on my comp, I'd so heart the gif outta ur face right now.
#hardcore

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Not before I heart gifed you so hard you'll only dream in Nene reaction gifs.
#patcatans

astrogirl said...

Anything with palm oil in it
All GM foods
Anyone who exploits animals (Sea World, pet stores)

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

That sounds way more violent than I intended.
#friendshipbypatcatans

WareCat said...

I gets wat u sayin'
#berearoad

LMJ said...

Awesome! ;-)

Margaux said...

Heinz
The Kardashians/Jenners
Perez Hilton
The Hobbit films
Lindsay Lohan
All NewsCorp publications

And more that I can't think of right now.

Margaux said...

Oh - Gloria Jeans (the donate to anti-gay groups)
Paying to see Woody Allen/Polanski films (I still uh ... download them)
Palm oil

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

= Hobby Lobby
= Celebrity-branded stuff like kitchenware, perfume, clothing
= Products that were tested on animals
= Food made in China

There's other companies I would boycott, but I already don't buy from them.

= Jimmy John's sandwich shop
= DeBeers
= Woody Allen

letsrunawayagain said...

Florida

letsrunawayagain said...

Florida

Nolesgirl said...

Any kind of Anime, Socialists, Mariah Carey, animals dressed as people, liver, Al Sharpton, Bill Maher, exercise, hypocrites

cricket said...

All reality TV
Any Celeb Perfume/Cologne
Any company I know that tests on or experiments on animals.
Puppy Mills
Any thing endorsed by the Kartrashians
Anything with Nicole Kidman in it

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

WalMart, first and foremost.
Tom Cruise projects.
Businesses with known religious or conservative affiliations.

TLP said...

Walmart
Petstores that sell dogs and cats
Anything Kardashian
Fox News

C'estMoi said...

My first boycott was Shel Silverstein's books after I witnessed him demanding a blowjob from a friend of mine at the Playboy Mansion. Now that he's dead I buy his books again.

I started boycotting Gillette during an organized boycott for experimenting on animals. I never went back.

I started boycotting Target after they donated to Prop 8.

Places that are off my radar but I would never patronize are
Domino's
Pizza Hut
McDonalds
Most other fast food places, including ChikFilA
Walmart

Things I actively avoid
Monsanto, Bayer, Other GMOs
Irradiated foods
Georgia-Pacific & other Koch Brothers companies
Any kind of feedlot beef
Veal
Current pop music

I'm sure there's more ...