Honest Tea is in the process of removing all Donald Trump quotes from its bottle caps after a firestorm of criticism was set off on social media against the popular beverage label for featuring the controversial presidential candidate’s words.
Twitter user Paul Shapiro tweeted out the photo of the bottle cap in question on Sunday, which read Trump’s words, “If you’re going to think anyway, you might as well think big.”
The tea company immediately faced a swarm of backlash for the featured quote prompting Honest Tea to reply back to the tweet, “We are in the process of having his quotes removed from our caps :).”
Yet despite the call to phase out Trump, co-founder Seth Goldman defended the quote.
“Mr. Trump’s quote, which was not political in nature, was removed because it had run its course, along with other great quotes,” Goldman wrote in a blog post.
“There is nothing objectionable to the thinking in Mr. Trump’s quote,” he added. “Indeed, it’s certainly the mindset that we’ve brought to our business and our impact.”
Goldman noted that quotes are updated every 12 to 18 months.
Trump, whose recent inflammatory remarks have offended nearly every minority group, has enraged enough Americans make him any decent advertiser's worst nightmare.
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