Read time: 1 minute

Mitch McConnell Named Person Of The Year By Whole Foods Magazine

Whole Foods Market then spends several days denying any connection with the magazine.
Mitch McConnell Named Person Of The Year By Whole Foods Magazine

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.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.