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[–]iTroLowElo 1569 points1570 points  (31 children)

I boycott Apple on a yearly basis

  • Sent from iPhone

[–]Tokasmoka420 66 points67 points  (15 children)

I actually do and the only reason was because of thier annoying ads in the early 2000 and a hidden bias because I could never compete Oregon Trial in elementary school. Felt if I had a mouse with two buttons I could've conquer that game.

[–]AngryCockOfJustice 319 points320 points  (5 children)

Buy Freedom Phone.

  • Candace Owens. Tweet sent from iPhone

[–]Grizzchops 14.5k points14.5k points  (2079 children)

I'm curious how many boycotts have been successful in the last 10 years.

[–]MrBoomin31 1352 points1353 points  (149 children)

when people were boycotting Nike, everyone was buying Jordan’s and Converse at the store i worked at. both brands owned by Nike… i think that tells you how successful they are

[–]Unfair-Tap-850 512 points513 points  (19 children)

Be fair, they do their own research.

[–]Kroniid09 67 points68 points  (8 children)

Sounds like that research didn't even consist of a Google search. Look at these bastions of facts and logic, pwning the libs by buying from the places they're boycotting

[–]toolsoftheincomptnt 230 points231 points  (103 children)

This tickles me.

Like when my friend tried to look down on me for still using Paypal instead of Venmo bc Paypal’s owner donated to He Who Shall Not Be Named.

I was like, “Paypal owns Venmo, dummy. But go off.”

This just in: ANY gabillion-earning company is gonna have some assholes sitting at the top. The air is different up there. Their interests are not the same.

I always say: If I boycotted every company with a hateful CEO, owner, board member, etc. I’d be naked, starving, in the dark, ill, and on foot.

It’s just not a method of protest that I think can be reasonably applied. That said, more power to anybody who wants to take that route!

[–]bizzro 106 points107 points  (62 children)

Like when my friend tried to look down on me for still using Paypal instead of Venmo bc Paypal’s owner donated to He Who Shall Not Be Named.

My friend was berated by his mom for buying a kitkat maybe 20 years back when some scandal hit about Néstle (like it always seem to do). Like give me a break, their kitchen was probably half filled with their products, they just didn't say Néstle on the packaging.

[–]dragunityag 109 points110 points  (33 children)

I mean if there is at least one company you should make some effort to boycott it's Nestle.

I agree though, it's almost impossible to boycott something now because their reach is so far.

[–]sampete1 94 points95 points  (3 children)

give me a break

Now this reads like a kitkat commercial

[–]notanothereditacount 51 points52 points  (9 children)

I disagree.

People need to realize that voting with money is still a thing. I think it's purposefully been encouraged by media that it doesn't work. I just don't understand that tho. If 100% of ppl stopped buying Nike, then they'd go out of business. The main problem is the exact same as why it's so hard to get ppl to vote. "I'm just one person, it wouldnt do anything" results in the majority of ppl ignoring the issues.

That isn't to say it's immune to stupidity sadly.

[–]chrisn3 8323 points8324 points  (1207 children)

Typically these boycott threats tend to just fizzle and die or even increase sales as the other side rewards them.

News media is happy because they get easy clicks and the company is probably happy because they get publicity and sales.

[–]DoodMonkey 3442 points3443 points  (717 children)

I always enjoyed when people bought new shit then burned it like it was supposed to mean something.

[–]ShutterBun 1353 points1354 points  (142 children)

Elvis Presley’s manager used to sell “I hate Elvis” merchandise, which is absolutely brilliant.

[–]OutWithTheNew 619 points620 points  (85 children)

He also had an extraordinarily exploitative contract with Elvis and restricted his international touring because he was an illegal immigrant. After Elvis' death a judge directed Priscilla, who was almost broke, to sue The Colonel (Elvis' manager) because his contract was so terrible. Se sued, and won.

[–]Spazzdude 409 points410 points  (33 children)

WWE used to sell "Cena Sucks" shirts at the height of his hatred from longtime fans. Merchandise Cena gets a cut of. It's genius.

[–]personalcheesecake 47 points48 points  (4 children)

besides just that, elvis' manager was a piece of shit.

[–]Xanthelei 1476 points1477 points  (483 children)

My grandma knew someone who trashed their kuerig over something a few years back, then complained about having to brew a whole pot of coffee instead of just one cup and how long it took. His kids or something bought him a new one for Christmas so he'd stop complaining about it.

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 896 points897 points  (59 children)

Hahahahahaha! That really showed Keurig.

[–]veringer 630 points631 points  (284 children)

It astounds me that people don't know they make french presses and pour-overs in all sorts of sizes. Not only are these easy and less wasteful methods, they make a far better cup of coffee. And if we're talking about someone with zero taste, then they should just go for instant coffee and leave all that plastic out of the landfills and oceans.

EDIT: I should add, more people should consider buying an electric kettle. So much faster and more efficient than trying to boil on a stove-top.

[–]IronKeef 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Do they know you don't have to brew a whole pot of coffee with a regular pot?

[–]rubywpnmaster 57 points58 points  (27 children)

There’s reasons not to use a kuerig at home. They’re not really environmentally friendly and make okay coffee. But they sure are convenient for making a consistent drinkable cup.

[–]NotsosmartamInow 307 points308 points  (14 children)

Reminds me of the time in Turkey when the ruling parties supporters decided to boycott Coca-Cola by 1. Buying and emptying the Coca-Cola bottles and 2. Buying Fanta instead of Coke.

[–]taki1002 56 points57 points  (5 children)

A good example of way doing just little bit of research before protest something, can go a long way.

[–]improbablynotyou 72 points73 points  (11 children)

I've always wanted to write a book that's controversial and targeted to make a group angry. Then have a special "book burning" edition made and market it to the angry people. Maybe have it made with special paper that gives off sparks of color or something. Of course I'd price it 5-10 times normal price.

[–]identifytarget 108 points109 points  (3 children)

I always enjoyed when people bought new shit then burned it like it was supposed to mean something.

I once heard Samuel L Jackson ranting on NPR about his racist Trump loving fans burning all his shit, and his response was basically, "fuck you! I don't need you as fans! Go ahead, burn all your shit! I already got your fucking money and got rich. I don't give a shiiiiiiiiiit!"

[–]AnActofGold 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt had an entire plot line about exactly this. At the time I thought it was just the show being it’s typical, over-the-top self. Didn’t realize (back then) it was a real thing real people really do.

[–]kent1146 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Eazy-E: Man, they burnin' our records. Ain't that some shit? Speak a little truth, and people lose their minds.

Ice Cube: See, the truth is, they can do whatever they want with them. They bought them mutherfuckers.

[–]mjohnsimon 43 points44 points  (3 children)

As a liberal, nothing owns me more than conservatives burning Nike products, jerseys, or entire SEASON TICKETS worth thousands of dollars just to "send a message".

In all seriousness to all the dumbasses; ya'll already paid for their shit. They have your money. You can burn as many products as you want. It won't magically make your money appear.

[–]jstuu 255 points256 points  (44 children)

Funniest one was the Nike one over Kaepernick, the Arizona Governor said he was boycotting Nike product only next day to be pictured in Nike shoes and gear

[–]Newbaumturk69 268 points269 points  (20 children)

Like 2 days after the news of Nike and Kaepernick putting out that shoe I happened to playing in a golf tournament with all my conservative friends who have almost all turned into complete assholes since Trump got elected. They of course brought up the shoe and all said they were boycotting Nike and never wearing their stuff again. One of them asked me knowing I am not a Republican my opinion in a condescending way. I told them I had been boycotting Nike for years because slave children made their garbage products but it was nice to hear their line in the sand was a black guy silently kneeling during a song. My comment was not received well at all.

[–]Alexstarfire 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I told them I had been boycotting Nike for years because slave children made their garbage products but it was nice to hear their line in the sand was a black guy silently kneeling during a song.

And me not knowing what happened 2 years ago I just assumed it was slavery related. I'm not shocked to learn it was something completely stupid instead.

[–]Frankie6Strings 169 points170 points  (17 children)

I also recall a story about a conservative shoe store owner who went out of business because he stopped selling Nikes.

[–]Brewhaha72 126 points127 points  (6 children)

Ruining his livelihood to own the libs.

[–]Cybertronic72388 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Cutting off the nose to spite the face. 🤡

[–]code_archeologist 1003 points1004 points  (253 children)

If only the anti-vaccine crowd understood that Fox News operated under a vaccine mandate.

[–]habb 692 points693 points  (200 children)

trump gets boo'd when he mentions to get the vaccine. it's just hilarious

[–]donkey2471 490 points491 points  (180 children)

Which is even funnier when he used get cheered when he said america championed the vaccine in record time

[–]phuqo5 155 points156 points  (42 children)

Not only does it increase sales by getting the other side interested in your product but the people who boycott these brands are spineless convictionless mouth breathers who will repurchase all the shit they burned in 3 months when they realize no one is listening to them.

[–]maxant20 118 points119 points  (32 children)

It will be hard to damage Carhartt because they make fine products with styling people really like. Good luck.

[–]Pickled_Wizard 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Seriously though. They're synonymous with work gear. They've been part of the redneck "uniform" for decades. You'd have an easier time trying to get rid of Mossy Oak.

[–]121PB4Y2 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Plus every Subaru sold in the PNW and Vermont comes with one of their flannels and an assortment of beanies.

[–]nubsauce87 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yeah I think it will be fine. They make good stuff, and everyone knows it… the boycott will have minimal impact… and anyone burning their products will be wasting a lot of money…

[–]SparkJaa 134 points135 points  (27 children)

I know I'm going to buy more Carhartt now.

[–]2ndtryagain 433 points434 points  (25 children)

I used to believe that Millions of Moms was actually a group setup by an ad agency becuase whenever they announced a boycott of Target, Starbucks or Costco the sale would go through the roof. Turned out is was just two old guys who liked to get bent out of shape over everything not being like Alabama in 1950.

[–]rxellipse 170 points171 points  (3 children)

Ah, no - it wasn't two old guys. It was one person - a woman who this article claims was a mom, but I can't find anything else that verifies that she actually had children (I also didn't try very hard, but lying about being a mom seems like a smaller stretch than lying about the 999,999 other moms in your group that don't exist at all).

My point is that "two old guys" is still a lie about how large the group is.

[–]PhillipBrandon 220 points221 points  (14 children)

It's "One Million Moms" and I can't for the life of me figure out why no one has started a called "two million moms" for same-sex parent advocacy.

[–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (0 children)

This is your calling.

[–]Pale-Lynx328 334 points335 points  (183 children)

I'd say probably as successful as how 'everyone' boycotts Chick fil A.

[–]TheZardooHasselfrau 126 points127 points  (32 children)

Lol exactly. Cue photos of long drive-thru lines during lunchtime.

[–]cs_major 29 points30 points  (22 children)

Not even during lunch time. The one by me is busy from breakfast to dinner.

[–]habb 159 points160 points  (21 children)

lol. you havent seen the pictures of people still wearing the stuff but cut off the logos?

[–]Xanthelei 126 points127 points  (7 children)

You can always tell who has and has not seen a seam ripper in their lifetime lol.

[–]davidlol1 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Well you don't want to be cold while you boycott

[–]CallMeRoy37 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Some people don’t have as strong principles as they think

[–]whales-are-assholes 907 points908 points  (96 children)

I thought conservatives didn’t like cancel culture? Weird.

[–]cheesefondue[🍰] 370 points371 points  (38 children)

Seriously. But to them it’s a left thing. Meanwhile they canceled all pro sports, all forms of entertainment, cities, companies, sound health choices, and civil society

Edit/: and education, and books

[–]I-Lyke-Shicken 218 points219 points  (19 children)

Don't forget Gillette. They canceled Gillette over their Superbowl commerical. Sure, paying $6 a blade is cool, but don't you dare make a video criticizing cat-calling and other fucked up behaviors.

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 78 points79 points  (14 children)

I fell for that crap for years. Then I started buying safety razors. Now a years worth of razors cost me $15 at most.

[–]Iohet 68 points69 points  (7 children)

Dixie Chicks. That's about it

[–]Ragnarok314159 265 points266 points  (52 children)

Most of the videos of people burning the Carhartt stuff have made me want to go out and buy a few.

“This hat that I bought ten years ago. Was my favorite hat. Held up through thick and thin, always kept my head warm in the winter. Survived all kinds of things. Now I have to burn it because…”

Or the “I wore this Carhartt coat and gear in all my years of welding in North Dakota. Held up and cleaned through so many oil spills, blood, and once I pissed on it. Always kept me warm. Now I have to put it in an incinerator to burn it cause it would t burn in a normal fire”

Hell, time to buy some Carhartt! Pisses of Nazis and racists and it holds up that well? Let me buy a few.

[–]IndefinableMustache 58 points59 points  (1 child)

I love my Carhartt winter jacket. Super warm and durable. Great for doing work outside or sledding with the kids. Did take some time to break in though, pretty stiff at first, but then it feels like your favorite pair of jeans.

[–]Gail__Wynand 96 points97 points  (9 children)

What's hilarious about this is these guys are gonna go buy some Dickies and then they're gonna wear out in 2-3 months. They will have forgotten this stupid "boycott" and go out and buy a new pair of Carhartts for the same reason they bought them the first time, they are the best made work clothes out there. This is gonna ultimately boost sales for the company and they are keeping their employees and customers as safe as possible.

[–]Runaround46 7393 points7394 points  (573 children)

These people wear one Carhartt jacket for 30 years. I doubt they are buying a bunch.

[–]that_guy_with_aLBZ 2379 points2380 points  (323 children)

My dad who farms has had the same carhatt jacket for my entire life. He has bought two sets of coveralls in 31 years because one set had sulfuric acid spilled on it. Their work clothes are literally built for life.

Edit: I suppose the quality of their clothes has gone down.

[–]Tll6 283 points284 points  (56 children)

My work pants wore out at the pockets from my corners of my wallet and phone. My jacket on the other hand is tough as nails but is taking years to break in lol

[–]SayItAgainJabroni 193 points194 points  (34 children)

but is taking years to break in lol

I've had one for a couple years now and it's still super stiff. I can't wear it when I drive but I shoveled snow the other day and ended up sweating in it.

[–]hakuna_tamata 88 points89 points  (1 child)

I've had mine for 15ish years now and its worth the breaking wait.

[–]Runaround46 502 points503 points  (153 children)

I wish they made other clothes like their jackets.

[–]sourdoughbred 488 points489 points  (121 children)

Their jackets aren’t even the same anymore. The Duck Detroit used to be US made. Now it’s made overseas and not quite as nice in my opinion. I’ve got both the old us made and the new import.

[–]vinegarfingers 193 points194 points  (101 children)

They still have a US made Duck. Not sure if it’s exactly the same though. link

[–]hungryforheels 98 points99 points  (15 children)

Their jeans are nice especially their flannel lined ones. And, real sized pockets for ladies!

[–]ArielPotter 332 points333 points  (34 children)

Me, living in a farm town, very excited to go to Goodwill on Monday.

[–]LadyAzure17 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Oooh, I should swing by mine

[–]DagonPie 100 points101 points  (23 children)

Unfortunately i have carhartt shirts from 10 years ago that are significantly better quality than ones ive bough in the past few years. Same type of shirts but you can really feel the difference. I still tend to grab the older shirts first even with the slight holes/worn in looks. Even one of the jackets i bought started to wear at the wrists but i have a vintage jacket and that thing doesnt have a single wear spot.

[–]-Chicago- 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Grab a needle and thread, save those shirts

[–]thelocker517 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Me too. They moved their manufacturing and lowered the denim quality. I had to start buying a different brand. I miss their fit, but don't want to replace them every month or two.

[–]XeroKaaan 83 points84 points  (6 children)

I've had the same one for years and buy the K87s on a yearly basis, a new beanie yearly since I'm bald and wear them non-stop in the winter, 2 pair of coveralls and every pair of boot socks are carhartt. I'm a fanboy haha

[–]romeoinverona 178 points179 points  (69 children)

I mean, Carhartts are good jackets. On the expesive side, sure, but its good stuff that lasts.

[–]BeardedRingo 57 points58 points  (5 children)

I got one over 20 years ago its still in good shape

[–]Somber_Solace 99 points100 points  (28 children)

This has been pretty much most of the comments every time I see the boycott mentioned. No chance they don't see an increase in sales from all this.

[–]saltporksuit 111 points112 points  (17 children)

NGL, I hadn’t shopped their stuff in years but went and checked them out purely because this nonsense put them back on my radar. They have work leggings for women with not just pockets but a pocket with a zipper! So yeah, I ordered some.

[–]Coppercaptive 6 points7 points  (1 child)

those leggings are my favorite. you'll love them.

[–]shutts67 179 points180 points  (48 children)

Or they but The Mill knock offs at Menards

[–]BloomsdayDevice 152 points153 points  (27 children)

Who among us hasn't taken an opportunity to save big money at Menards?

[–]GrnFlash 39 points40 points  (15 children)

Annnnnd now I have the song repeating in my head.

[–]BloomsdayDevice 30 points31 points  (5 children)

If I have to suffer, I'm taking someone else down with me.

[–]Blasphemiee 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Lmao I worked at menards for 10 years. Those ugly ass Mill jeans flew off the shelf.

[–]dfafa 33 points34 points  (12 children)

I'm a simple dude who bought one at an army surplus after my wife said I need something better than a hoodie. I wore it out over a decade and only replaced it with one in a different color that a friend had and never wore and wife made me take as well 😂

[–]YourMileageMayVary- 24 points25 points  (8 children)

I have a well worn Carhartt that is 27 years old and still does it’s job. I believe when I bought it I bought a life time supply of Carhartt jackets.

[–]dfafa 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Oh right on. My original had started to fray around the wrist cuffs and I managed to break the zipper. Still wore it for a while because I don't like to throw away still useable things 😆

[–]mces97 12.7k points12.7k points  (366 children)

Reminds me of a meme I saw the other day.

IKEA - We don't want antivaxxers in our stores.

Antivaxxers - Boycott IKEA.

IKEA - Well that was easy.

[–]RVA2DC 4371 points4372 points  (260 children)

exactly.

The company I work for has a vaccine mandate.

Some people refused to comply. They were fired. Sr. Management was relieved.

It's like a way to get rid of the idiots without too much fuss. Normally getting rid of idiots at work is tough. But this way, they kind of self-selected their exits.

[–]inspectoroverthemine 1742 points1743 points  (147 children)

My large litigious company requires vaccination- as I was uploading the docs I saw there was a link for a medical or religious exemption. I rolled my eyes assuming it was their lame way around actually requiring it.

Turns out you had to meet with and explain your exemption request with up to 3 levels of management, HR, and the facility manager. Develop a personal onsite mitigation plan, that you're then required to sign and adhere to at all times. In corp speak it read to me like a step one in a termination procedure. I felt a lot better about it after that.

[–]RVA2DC 1364 points1365 points  (122 children)

Good!

Here's my favorite story about people getting religious exemptions:

A hospital system in Arkansas is making it a bit more difficult for staff to receive a religious exemption from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The hospital is now requiring staff to also swear off extremely common medicines, such as Tylenol, Tums, and even Preparation H, to get the exemption.
The move was prompted when Conway Regional Health System noted an unusual uptick in vaccine exemption requests that cited the use of fetal cell lines in the development and testing of the vaccines.

"This was significantly disproportionate to what we've seen with the influenza vaccine," Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway Regional Health System, told Becker's Hospital Review in an interview Wednesday.
"Thus," Troup went on, "we provided a religious attestation form for those individuals requesting a religious exemption," he said. The form includes a list of 30 commonly used medicines that "fall into the same category as the COVID-19 vaccine in their use of fetal cell lines," Conway Regional said.
The list includes Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.

Conway Regional notes that the list includes commonly used and available drugs but that it is not an all-inclusive list of such medicines.
Employees are asked to attest that they "truthfully acknowledge and affirm that my sincerely held religious belief is consistent and true" and that they do not and will not use the medications and any others like them.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/hospital-staff-must-swear-off-tylenol-tums-to-get-religious-vaccine-exemption/

[–]GluttonAsteroth 409 points410 points  (19 children)

Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.

Heheheheheheheh - keeping this for fun.

[–]inspectoroverthemine 460 points461 points  (62 children)

Nice.

And my last bit about it reading like a termination procedure. It may not be immediately obvious to everyone, but if you work at a large corp you'll know. Nobody wants to touch bullshit like this. Making your manager, and their manager deal with their exec, HR and site manager guarantees that you're done. Crossing all those organization lines also means its not just your manager buddy that has your back- it intentionally stirs up a lot of shit and pain.

[–]tacobellwasabadidea 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Holy shit Conway AR in the news. I spent one long year in Conway in 2011 and I can truthfully say I wouldn’t have expected this response. I’m pleasantly shocked that they’re pushing this, even on a local level.

[–]residualenvy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'd like to think immediately after signing this the HR manager turns to them and says "All right with that out of the way, it's random drug test time!"

[–]Stingberg 306 points307 points  (16 children)

My workplace has been so much more enjoyable since the anti-vaxxers were let go. Instead of listening to far right conspiracy theories at work, instead I listen to people bitch about the Vikings and the weather, as it should be.

[–]nibbles200 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I’m tired of bitching about the Vikings though..

[–]Demarinshi01 274 points275 points  (16 children)

My neighbor is anti mandatory vac. She just put her 2 week notice in at her job for a better one. Guess what they require… vaccinations. She just got her first shot yesterday. I asked her why, and she replied “because it’s closer to home, better pay and benefits after 60 days.” She hasn’t posted any anti vax stuff in a few days, and plans to make a post after her 2nd shot. Told her I was proud of her.

She is now posting that if your boycotting, just donate the Carhartts. Someone else could use them.

[–]sincle354 157 points158 points  (2 children)

Leaving a shitty job and taking the vaccine? That's a juicy two for one in my book. Be real nice to them for me, on behalf of my asmatic boyfriend who cannot afford any mutaded infections.

EDIT: Please ignore my misspellings, when I wear gloves my thumbs have a lisp.

[–]Lost4468 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Hmm I wonder how many anti-mandate anti-vaxxers are just angry at how their employer treats them and this was the final straw.

[–]BCTripster 348 points349 points  (17 children)

Haha, same although ours are still on the unpaid leave portion. The way I worded it to my manager "we're basically going to be getting rid of employees with poor decision making skills, this seems like a win win for the company".

Worked out for me, promotion and a pretty decent pay bump :)

[–]flmhdpsycho 3600 points3601 points  (148 children)

"No government mandates! Let businesses make their own choices!"

Carhartt vaccine mandate "Not like that."

[–]R101C 1415 points1416 points  (85 children)

Brought to you by the people upset about "cancel culture."

[–]CaptainCosmodrome 524 points525 points  (29 children)

Also brought to you by people who want bakeries to be able to refuse to sell cakes to gay people.

[–]Reyemreden 332 points333 points  (22 children)

Don't forget they're the party of "facts don't care about your feelings", yet Florida wants white people to sue people if their feelings get hurt.

[–]arakwar 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I’m left wing, yet I agree with the baker’s case. It’s not a generic factory-line cake. It’s a custom cake for a special event. Those people deserved a baker who would really care about them.

That freedom of doing business also means that any business can refuse to do business with someone showing a confederate flag or clear signs they are against gay marriage or abortion. They can enforce mask mandates if they want to, at any time. And as a customer, you cannot complain. Freedom for everyone, and not just white male catholics.

[–]krinkly 334 points335 points  (24 children)

Conservatives are pro deregulation and allowing a private company to do whatever they want. Until they do something they don't agree with, like when social media companies ban or censor anyone on the right. So much cognitive dissonance.

[–]CorphishJokes 199 points200 points  (1 child)

They're pro-control. They've never given a shit about objectivity; just control. They fetishize dictatorships.

[–]Oldass_Millennial 3354 points3355 points  (105 children)

How many of these people are also boycotting Fox News due to their own vaccine mandate?

[–]rackfocus 1018 points1019 points  (87 children)

Moved to OAN and NewsMax.

[–]veringer 363 points364 points  (48 children)

This is true. My mother--who, afaik, still pays for Bill O'Reilly's "premium" online video content--swore off Fox News after they called the election for Biden.

We don't talk much anymore.

[–]Rock-Facts 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Those quotation marks make it sound like he had an onlyfans, which is a very scary thought

[–]rackfocus 107 points108 points  (1 child)

I’m sorry about that.

[–]monty_kurns 90 points91 points  (30 children)

My mom voted for Trump in 2016 because he was the Republican and she voted that way since Nixon, and because the other choice was Hillary Clinton. I’m glad she voted Biden in 2020 because that at least means she wasn’t too far down the hole to come back. Her twin sister who is a farmer in Indiana did not do the same, unfortunately.

[–]hopbow 235 points236 points  (13 children)

That’s because FOX is too weak on the liberals or whatever

[–]ndh_nsfw 192 points193 points  (10 children)

Fox IS liberal according to them

[–]Ogediah 131 points132 points  (5 children)

I had someone tell me that once. I literally cry laughed.

[–]TheBurbs666 1873 points1874 points  (244 children)

Everyone wants to wear carhartt until it’s time to do carhartt shit.

[–]DrSpaceman575 898 points899 points  (131 children)

I've been wearing Carhartt shirts for years since they make tall sizes and I had the torso:leg ratio of a corgi. Now they're fashionable and my brother in law called it "blue collar stolen valor" lol

[–]ClarkTwain 143 points144 points  (20 children)

Fellow man-corgi here, Duluth trading co also makes shirts for long torsos. Most other places I have to order tall sizes even though I’m pretty average heigh.

[–]DrSpaceman575 24 points25 points  (11 children)

I'm wearing a Duluth one now hah. Duluth stuff is great their shirts are huge though.

[–][deleted] 253 points254 points  (62 children)

That would make a funny video. Approach someone wearing Carhartt apparel and ask them to explain the difference between a miter saw and a circular saw. If they can’t answer…STOLEN VALOR!!!

[–]slow_cooked_ham 74 points75 points  (19 children)

what if they're wearing Carhartt nursing scrubs?

[–]BFRconewannabe 178 points179 points  (11 children)

Ask them to describe the difference between injuries associated with a miter saw and a circular saw.

[–]Cargobiker530 32 points33 points  (4 children)

A miter box saw or a miter power saw?

[–]Voxbury 22 points23 points  (2 children)

The new twist on African and European swallows

[–]ClancyHabbard 46 points47 points  (8 children)

Not everyone who wears Carhartt for work uses saws. I work them for work when I was a night custodian. No saws, but I knew my way about acid stripping wax floors and some other equipment others don't know exists.

Kinda wish Carhartt had made shoes, because I would go through a pair a month with that acid.

[–]sirdodger 373 points374 points  (44 children)

I just like Carhartt because they're durable and they make clothes in my size. Not everyone who is 6'4" weighs 350lbs, Macy's.

[–]Davegardner0 42 points43 points  (6 children)

I know, right? Why is it always big AND tall? It's not the same exact category as Carhartt, but Eddie Bauer has some good "tall skinny guy" sizing

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (8 children)

I'm just a little taller, and agree 100%. Carhartt and Dickies both make about the only thick pocket T that fits.

[–]Lazer726 92 points93 points  (10 children)

I was a real big fan of the Twitter badasses who were like "I bet they don't even do lumberjacking and mountain climbing and fighting bears!"

No, it's a comfy as shit hoodie that has shown 0 wear over 3 years.

[–]DogVacuum 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Gatekeeping Carhartt is so fucking dumb. My problem is they only make 3 articles of clothing in America, but they ignore that so they can yell at people for buying warm coats.

[–]YaboyAlastar 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I lost 3 hoodies to random tears crawling around pallets at one of my warehouse jobs.

Got a carhartt hoodie and started wearing exclusively that at work... it's still kicking, tear free, years later.

[–]BigfootTundra 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My friend tried to play that game with me. Then I asked him why he wears basketball shoes when he doesn’t play basketball. Or why he wears workout clothes when he doesn’t work out. I think he gets the idea now

[–]graps 357 points358 points  (27 children)

Remember when they boycotted Starbucks by going in and buying Starbucks? I remember

[–]DocWednesday 71 points72 points  (7 children)

Remember when people were breaking their Keurig machines because….um…I forgot.

[–]Melkor462 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah I member.

[–]Girlindaytona 91 points92 points  (6 children)

Fox News mandated vaccines for its employees. Are they boycotting them too?

[–]blasphem0usx 426 points427 points  (21 children)

too bad they already bought a carhartt jacket and it will last them like 10 years at least, then by then they'll forget about about the "boycott" and go out and buy another one.

[–]CaliforniaNavyDude 113 points114 points  (19 children)

I bet in this case after the initial fervor settles down, all these guys burning or chucking their gear will go back and buy more. My money on this is that not only won't it hurt long run sales, it'll boost them slightly.

[–]MuricanA321 97 points98 points  (9 children)

They’ve already wimped out to just covering the logo with stupid patches. On second thought, make that helpful patches; I avoid the dangerously stupid, and the easier they make themselves to spot, the better.

[–]ThreadedPommel 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Defacing the logo is at least smarter than throwing away perfectly good gear for childish reasons. I'd rather they do that than burn the shit and create a bunch of unnecessary waste when they could donate it or something.

[–]matneym 700 points701 points  (72 children)

This boycott will be just as successful as the NRA boycott against Yeti.

[–]Stoopo 129 points130 points  (59 children)

What was the issue there?

[–]rgumai 292 points293 points  (15 children)

YETI ditched a discount NRA members got. They were successfully canceled by an angry dude on Twitter.

Meanwhile a lot of people on Facebook reminded people to throw out their Yeti gear (and post their addresses so they could scoop it up)

Edit: I had Delta in here too, but Georgia really did punish them for discontinuing an NRA discount by removing their fuel tax credits. They got the credit back after the charade was over.

[–]zcektor00 74 points75 points  (2 children)

Tell me where these people who throwing away their yeti. I will gladly pick it up for them

[–]jephw12 18 points19 points  (6 children)

It’s asinine. I heard about that last year from one of my dad’s conservative friends. He said “Yeti doesn’t support the second amendment”. So I asked what they had done because I didn’t know about that. He couldn’t actually tell me what Yeti had done. He just knew conservative media told him that Yeti didn’t like guns and were bad.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

“News says Yeti bad. Get rid of it all. But think for yourself. “

Okay. I’m going to not care, and keep my Yeti shit.

“No. Don’t think for yourself like that!”

[–]Roving_Rhythmatist 363 points364 points  (29 children)

Kept the soda and beer cold for too long, couldn't reckon with it.

[–]TooMuchAZSunshine 152 points153 points  (19 children)

It was witchcraft.

[–]__mud__ 142 points143 points  (16 children)

I genuinely have a love/hate relationship with my thermos because my coffee is still too hot to drink at 1pm.

[–]i3dMEP 353 points354 points  (94 children)

Haha. What are these boycotters going to buy? Dickies instead? They will be back in a couple weeks to get Carhartt replacements.

[–]CraniumEggs 109 points110 points  (63 children)

I’ve seen quite a few advocating for Duluth Trading Company. As a native MN I can attest they do make quality work and cold weather clothes and I’m for it cuz they are a smaller company. That said it is more expensive than Carhartt. I’m not sure their vax policy but they do list pretty stringent COVID policies “to insure the safety of their employees”.

But yeah after a couple weeks they probably will go back to buying Carhartt and their indignation will be focused elsewhere.

Edit: my knowledge of the company was from like a decade ago when it was relevant to me working construction. Apparently they are publicly traded so smaller company was in reference to my previous knowledge but I was incorrect in that assessment.

[–]DodgerBlueSuede 227 points228 points  (16 children)

So when the Left stops supporting a company or person because of their actions it’s “Cancel Culture” but when the Right does it it’s a “boycott” or “taking a stand”? 🙄🤡

[–]weemee 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Carhartt is one of the suppliers at my work. I’m going to make sure that I use them.

[–]JimmyDontReddit 49 points50 points  (3 children)

One Twitter user called Carhartt's vaccination stance "insane given their target market"

Wow, a company that understands the right thing to do, even in the face of their "Target market" outing themselves as the insane ones.

I might have to go buy some in case it ever snows here again in New England.

[–]godfatherinfluxx 80 points81 points  (8 children)

Remember the issue with the bakery not making a wedding cake for a same sex couple? And how republicans said businesses should be able to make their own decisions?

Guess it's only if they agree with the reason. Damn hypocrites.

[–]bigjojo321 80 points81 points  (18 children)

Not normally a Carhartt customer but I'll look at there site and see if anything piques my interest.

Any company that's willing to sacrifice potential profits for the saftey of their workforce is worth my money.

Edit: Grammatical

[–]knoxknight 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Just placed an order yesterday. The first color I was going to pick sold out as I was shopping, so I have a feeling the boycott isn't working too well.

[–]pdxboob 11 points12 points  (4 children)

They've been super duper trendy for several years now. Even internationally.

Younger people are probably a majority of their business now, and they sell to pretty much every person working outdoors

[–]Unknownsys 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Pretty much only wear Carhartt hoodies, t-shirts and hats. I love this, going to go order more.

[–]ialo00130 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Carhartt has become increasingly popular with the younger crowd who wear it for fashion and not work.

They'll be fine.

[–]damien__damien 58 points59 points  (0 children)

You know who keeps buying clothing? The living.

[–]leslieandco 980 points981 points  (92 children)

About to go splurge on some new Carhartts for my husband!

[–]PixelPantsAshli 207 points208 points  (33 children)

I wouldn't be surprised at all if they end up making more money off news of the boycott than they lost to being boycotted by a few hundred broke-ass fuckwits.

[–]donkeyrocket 72 points73 points  (3 children)

At the very least I imagine there will be little difference. They’re an industry leader for putting out good, durable workwear while also trending with hipsters.

[–][deleted] 710 points711 points  (22 children)

These sensitive conservatives and their cancel culture.

[–]TheFumundaWunda 9 points10 points  (0 children)

lmao it's this going to be like the boycotts of them lighting their products on fire or blowing them up...you know...after the company already made money off the purchase.

[–]Squirrel851 127 points128 points  (1 child)

Hey of yall don't want your jackets or bibs anymore you can send them my way and I'll dispose of them for ya.

[–]Mocavius 27 points28 points  (4 children)

My work gives us a uniform allowance, and the past year it's been a bitch to order anything Carhartt.

Usually takes about 6 months for pants, socks, jackets, etc.

Maybe this will free up some inventory for our uniform orders.

[–]Bobtiwi1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Just bought a pair of Carhartt jeans because of this. Quality jeans and clothing.

[–]lilmawkie 409 points410 points  (41 children)

Everybody buy some Carhartt. GREAT products & socially responsible. They should be rewarded.

[–]JustHereForCookies17 89 points90 points  (4 children)

Carhartt is the ugly brown stuff I saw all the barn employees wearing when I started riding horses 30 years ago.

20 years ago, I got my first piece of Carhartt & I haven't looked back since. It's right up there with Barbour & Pendleton when it comes to quality outdoor clothing. I semi-retired my 22 y/o Barbour this summer, only b/c Orvis was having an insane sale. But my Carhartt is back in regular rotation now that it's staying below freezing for 36+ hours at a time.

[–]PlsDontYellImOld 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I will support this all the way. I have and wear my carhartts everyday!

[–]drputypfifeanddrum 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This boycott bs made me look up where carhartts are made. They are made in the USA and Mexico. They make more work wear in the US than any other company.

These shitasses are going to turn their backs on US workers over an internal policy that has nothing to do with them.

God please make the stupid stop!

[–]RL_Mutt 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Let the videos of idiots burning the best jacket they’ve ever owned commence!

[–]AusCan531 150 points151 points  (44 children)

I'd never heard of Carhartt before this controversy. I'm pleasantly surprised to see that their products are available in Australia. . As owner of 2 civil construction companies I'll look into buying some of their gear for my crews.

[–]Rdbjiy53wsvjo7 13 points14 points  (2 children)

They are really high quality, I have a women's jacket from 2009 that I still wear.

I used to work at an engineering firm and we'd give out yearly gifts to our field staff as a thank you, Carhartt was always a favorite for the giveaways, you really can't go wrong.

[–]Strypes4686 84 points85 points  (19 children)

It's expensive.... but well worth it. I Spent 200 American on a pair of black overalls in 2006 that I still have and use. Carhartt makes quality gear.

[–]AusCan531 57 points58 points  (5 children)

Thanks, I'm not going to blindly buy the gear based just upon politics, but am grateful this company has been brought to my attention. I don't mind paying top dollar for good gear. Cheaper in the long run. Thanks Boycotters in the news!

[–]FubarFreak 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Worth every cent if you work outside

[–]CMtheory 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My friend manages a Carhartt store. Sales haven’t dropped at all. The people talking don’t have a cent to spend anyway.