Brian Sims Calls For Boycott Of Philly Brewery For Backing Trump
We have much love and respect for PA Rep. Brian Sims.
In the past, he's taught us fun and useful Philly slang. He's also appeared in a helpful video where he's cleared up political myths (and shut down some bs).
Now he's calling for the boycott of Philly gayborhood institution, Yuengling Brewery, for their support of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The Philadelphia Voice reports:
The owner of America’s oldest brewery has come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and the company’s faithful drinkers aren’t too happy about it. Eric Trump, the nominee’s son, stopped at D. G. Yuengling & Son’s in Pottsville on Monday while campaigning on behalf of his father.
His message to the company? Hard-working family businesses like Yuengling, a fixture in Schuylkill County since the 1800s, would thrive under a President Trump, the Reading Eagle reported Tuesday. Yuengling’s response? “Our guys are behind your father,” 73-year-old owner Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr. said, according to the newspaper. “We need him in there.”
On Facebook, Sims is asking Philly gay bars to participate in the boycott.
Hey Woody's, Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, Knock Restaurant and Bar, Frankie Bradley's, TavernOn Camac, Ubar, The Bike Stop, Stir Lounge, Boxers PHL, Rosewood, VOYEUR NIGHTCLUB PHILADELPHIA, Valanni, Stallions Club, The Brownstone Lounge, 702 Lounge and Dirty Frank's, today it was disclosed that D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. and the Yuengling Brewery are using OUR dollars to support Donald J. Trump!
That's right, one of the most prevelant brands in the Gayborhood and in LGBT bars across the Commonwealth, is using our own dollars to back a person and an ideology that says that our lives and our loves matter less. More to the point, those dollars are being used RIGHT NOW to give power to his bigotted messages attacking our black and brown neighbors and all of the women in our lives.
Our communities know a thing or two about voting with our dollars and I won't be using my hard-earned dollars to give power to any company or person who hates me, what about you?!?
H/T: Joe My God