PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has spoken out against the election of Donald Trump, referring to her employees as having been in “mourning” over the result and saying that Trump’s comments on women are simply unacceptable.
“Forget about the Pepsi brand. How dare you talk about women that way,” Nooyi said on Thursday morning, referring to comments Trump made on the campaign trail and in an Entertainment Tonight video roughly a decade ago that surfaced in October. “If we don’t nip this in the bud it is going to be a lethal force in society,” Nooyi added, in comments made at the New York Times Dealbook Conference in Manhattan.
When asked about the election result, where Trump beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Nooyi responded, “is there a box of tissues here?” However, she then pivoted by saying the new administration will need to ensure the safety and inclusion of non-white people, women, and the LGBT community. “The first thing we have to do is assure everyone living in the United States that they are safe. Nothing has changed as a result of this election” she said.
As you might expect in our modern society, calls to boycott Pepsi are not only being made, but there is a hashtag… Which is frankly a whole lot more attention than a product as mediocre as Pepsi really deserves.
I’m no fan of Trump or his comments on women, but come on. Pepsi hasn’t been good since they got rid of Pepsi Blue, which is the only product of theirs that has ever been worth drinking. Why would you boycott something you shouldn’t be drinking in the first place? Every single person involved with this story is terrible. I’m terrible for writing about it.
Stop boycotting everything, you guys. Especially when it’s a product that sucks to begin with.