The WOKE mob knows no limits.
Police officers, mascots, even popular ethnic food brands all run the risk of being canceled these days.
Such is the case for GOYA Foods, who know faces a boycot demand because its CEO was respectful of President Donald Trump.
But UFC star, Jorge Masvidal is one athlete willing to fight for free speech:
Forbes covered the star mixed martial artist's defense of the latino food company:
Popular mixed martial arts fighter Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal was back in fighting shape for his UFC 251 matchup against Kamaru Usman on Saturday night. Despite his unanimous decision loss to Usman, the outspoken athlete made other news this week by fighting for Goya Foods against calls for a boycott of the company.
Last week, following comments by Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue that many took as overly complimentary of President Trump, critics of Mr. Unanue called on consumers to boycott the popular Spanish food company. At an event that was part of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, an executive order signed by President Trump in order to improve access to educational and economic opportunities, Mr. Unanue announced the donation of millions of pounds of food by Goya to support food banks in the U.S. While doing so, the CEO also heaped praise on the President.
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue said. “And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and to grow.
Reaction by critics was swift, with many commentators on social media questioning why a Spanish-owned company would effusively praise a President who many feel has offensively targeted Latinx Americans and Spanish-speaking immigrants in a myriad of ways. Hashtags such as #BoycottGoya and #Goyaway have popped up over the internet and numerous elected officials, commentators and others have been quick to join the fray. As an example, former Democratic president candidate and housing secretary in the Obama administration, Julian Castro, tweeted a message in support of the boycott.
“@GoyaFoods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. Americans should think twice before buying their products. #Goyaway”
In contrast, the 35-year-old, Masvidal, who is an exceptionally popular fighter in the UFC, and is one of two fighters gracing the cover of the popular new EA Sports video game, UFC 4, took a different approach. In pair of Tweets on Saturday, Masvidol expressed support for Goya Foods, taking aim at the those calling for the boycott of the Spanish foods company and linking to a story about Goya donating a million pounds of food to at the time of 2018’s deadly Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico.
“Actions of @GoyaFoods speak louder than the #woke mob. My people don’t get influenced by those that don’t know. They’ve been helping our people when we needed it most.”
It's a shame that people who only want to take and spread negativity are trying to sabotage a latino staple, simply because the CEO recognizes that Donald Trump is a successful President.
They're willing to destroy a brand that has donated to those in need because they won't bow down.
Luckily, there are people out there strong enough to stand up to the mob, like Mr. Unanue & Masvidal.
Masvidal has also taken heat in the past for supporting the President, according to The Washington Examiner:
Masvidal has expressed support for Trump in the past, including just a few days ago when he showed up to the location of his fight scheduled for Saturday night wearing a face mask bearing the president’s name.
"He's going through a lot getting impeached but no matter your views on him, that's one bad motherf-----,” Masvidal was quoted as saying. “He's done a lot of crazy shit that a lot of people wish they could do."
Masvidal is scheduled to fight Kamaru Usman Saturday night as the main event for UFC 251, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates."
The hateful left can't stand it of course:
What the left can't stand isn't just that two individual men might support Donald Trump for his policy, but that they aren't willing to be part of an idendentity monolith.
These two men would rather be seen as free thinking Americans, then subjugated oppressed liberal people of color.
Individuality is what they hate the most.