Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Last Wednesday on Thanksgiving eve, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Twitter machine to note that Whole Foods magazine had bestowed him with their “person of the year” honor:

Here’s an excerpt from a lengthy piece the magazine wrote about McConnell at their website:

“Hemp hero,” “Cannabis champion,” “climate villain”… U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been called all this and more. Odds are, you have an opinion about the Republican senator from Kentucky, and regardless of whether that opinion is positive or not, one thing is certain: Mitch McConnell has done a tremendous amount to influence the natural products industry in 2019, and what he has set in motion will continue to impact this industry for a long time to come.

Liberals almost immediately jumped on the Boycott Train, with some expressing disappointment while others outright announced that a boycott of Whole Foods was in order:

There were a lot more people who expressed a similar sentiment, as tweets in the #BoycottWholeFoods hashtag indicate.

There’s just one big problem though:

Whole Foods Magazine and Whole Foods Market are not affiliated. At all:

The New York Post notes the stores debuted in 1980 and the magazine began publishing in 1984.

Numerous articles have been written since McConnell’s tweet was posted also noting the two are not affiliated, but as of today there were still a few people rushing to social media to declare their disappointment with the food store:


Hat tip: Twitchy

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North Carolina-based Sister Toldjah, a former liberal, has been writing about media bias, social issues, and the culture wars since 2003. Follow her on Parler here.
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