"A number of Equinox and SoulCycle members, celebrities and LGBTQ activists said they felt betrayed by its chairman’s support for Trump.
“We joined this gym because we believed it shared our values. We believed it was a safe space for people like us,” actor and activist Wilson Cruz said in a Change.org petition. “There is NO WAY that we as a community can continue to support this business if you are actively supporting an administration that puts us in danger and works towards treating us like second class citizens, and worse yet, subhuman.”
“Hey @Equinox- what’s your policy for canceling memberships once a member finds out your owner is enabling racism and mass murder?” tweeted actor Billy Eichner."
What one side will do to punish and vilify Trump and Trump supporters knows no bounds.
"Some observers — and not just those across the aisle — cried foul on Castro’s tweet, arguing that it unfairly put the spotlight on Trump donors and potentially put them in danger by publicizing their names and professions.
“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who blamed the weekend’s shootings on video games, in a tweet. “What happened to ‘When they go low, we go high?’ Or does that no longer matter when your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better.”
The reason to do this was to make them targets and/or to try to shame them publicly and to try to obliterate Trumps support..........anyway possible.
How low can you go with your ends justifies the means mentality to stop Trump?
The irony of it.
Trump, being falsely accused of causing the El Paso shooting because he used the term invaders and his poking fun at a person at a rally that said "shoot them" implying that the guy was living in red neck land(northwest Florida) somehow was targeting Hispanics.
Then, somebody from the other side comes right out and blatantly does target people (who support Trump) by listing/publicizing their names and occupations so that Trump haters will know who they are. ............putting them at risk.
There is nothing wrong with boycotting a company/individual who supports a politician or cause to which you are opposed. It's well covered under the 1st amendment.
But to list names and addresses of political opponents is, at the least, an invasion of privacy and potentially quite more.
There seems to be no limits for some these days. The irony is the lengths to which these same individuals will go in attempting to link Trump to violence/racism. But, the objective observer will note that it's not really about honestly representing the truth, or even coming close.
American citizens should not have the right to boycott or protest a business over their ties to people or things they find offensive.
Sounds like the Nazi police are back in full force
I say "There is nothing wrong with boycotting a company/individual who supports a politician or cause to which you are opposed. It's well covered under the 1st amendment."
And Frey1999/TruthorDare/GFN replies "American citizens should not have the right to boycott or protest a business over their ties to people or things they find offensive. Sounds like the Nazi police are back in full force"
The more things change,the more they stay the same <G>
Not sure who Frey 1999 is but it's not me
Yes of course. My apologies
Yes, it's legal but it shows:
1. Intolerance of political views that you disagree with. I don't like your political view and I don't like your politician, so I will find a list of people that make campaign contributions to support that politician or have those views and broadcast it on the internet so that you will be a target for other people like me that are intolerant of that political view as we unite to harass you for having that view......maybe try to hurt your business.
2. It's dangerous. There are alot of crazy, dangerous people out there that will harm other people, sometimes based on political views. We just witnessed the results from one of them in El Paso. By broadcasting this list, you are putting a target on the backs of these people and additionally, you are sending a message that targeting and harassing people is ok. Different people target and harass in different ways. When a crazy person decides to act out their targeting...........bad things happen.
3. It infringes on the right to be free to express political beliefs without harassment or intimidation.
Perfectly legal but is it ethical and what if this set a precedent and everybody did it?
Can you imagine a world, where each side broadcasts a list of the names of those who support their opponents for everybody on their side to see, in order to generate boycotting and other tactics which make it impossible for people to express political freedom without consequences.
The intent here is to provide consequences to those that support Trump.
A world like this would be even more divisive based on ones political belief system.