After the Goya Foods CEO praised President Donald Trump at a July 9 meeting at the White House, online users posted footage of themselves throwing away Goya Food products as part of the #BoycottGoya protest.
Footage posted by New York City Instagram user @ray.hungria on July 10 shows him tossing several Goya Foods cans into a trash can in his kitchen.
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue reportedly attended an event at the White House to announce a donation of 1 million cans of chickpeas and 1 million pounds of other food to food banks.
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue was reported as saying.
Immigrant and Latinx youth organizations such as United We Dream organized a petition calling for a boycott of the products. Credit: @ray.hungria via Storyful