On Wednesday, Moscow Mitch touted this honor on Twitter, leading many to vent their disgust at Whole Foods for honoring 'Moscow Mitch' in this way.
The company Whole Foods Market then had to respond to thousands of tweets from angry consumers that they were not affiliated with the trade magazine, Whole Foods Magazine.
Source: New York Daily News
WholeFoods Magazine named Mitch McConnell its Person of the Year, and it became a whole thing for Whole Foods Market.
The upscale grocer had to clarify — repeatedly — that it’s not associated with the New Jersey-based trade publication, which recognized the Senate majority leader this month for his work to legalize industrial hemp.
“Honored to be named @WholeFoodsMag 2019 Person of the Year,” the Kentucky Republican said in tweet Wednesday that shined a spotlight on the little-known periodical and created a screaming headache for the health-focused chain.
A mob of McConnell haters promptly unleashed a cascade of chirps questioning and admonishing the Whole Foods store. The multinational supermarket tried to explain.
Whole Foods Market got a bunch of responses that looked like this one, especially after McConnell's tweet.
Which inevitably led to a boycott call, and Whole Food Market having to deal with this.