Charlotte Shoppers Join In On #BoycottPublix Trend

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Publix is now in hot water after news got out that Julie Jenkins Fancelli, heiress to the $15.2 billion Publix chain, funded the biggest portion of Trump’s rally on January 6th that ended in the deadly attack on our US Capitol, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Soon after the news broke, #BoycottPublix began trending across Twitter.

Charlotte residents were quick to join the trend and publically declare that they will no longer shop at the chain.

Here are just a few of the tweets from Charlotte residents:

Publix was quick to issue a public statement attempting to distance itself from the actions of its owners, saying:

“Mrs. Fancelli is not an employee of Publix Super Markets, and is neither involved in our business operations, nor does she represent the company in any way. We cannot comment on Mrs. Fancelli’s actions.

The violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a national tragedy. The deplorable actions that occurred that day do not represent the values, work or opinions of Publix Super Markets.”

but many in Charlotte still weren’t having it;

While Fancelli is not a direct employee of Publix, she is still significantly affected by their success or decline, as her family currently owns 20% of the company, which now has a market cap of $15.2 billion.

What do you think about the situation? 

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