After it was learned that In-N-Out Burger donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party, people have begun to threaten a boycott of the popular hamburger chain.
The donation was first spotted by journalist Gabe Schneider, who shared it on Twitter Wednesday afternoon:
— Gabe Schneider 🗞 (@gabemschneider) August 29, 2018
As Los Angeles Magazine notes, this is not the first time In-N-Out has donated to the Republican party, as the company donated $30,000 in both 2016 and 2017 for general party expenses.
But, it was news of the $25,000 donation that led to many Twitter users to call to #BoycottInNOut – including California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman:
Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ
— EricBauman (@EricBauman) August 30, 2018
Others also expressed outrage:
— Danno (@DannoCue) August 30, 2018
@innoutburger looks like my family and I will be boycotting your restaurants from now on. You donate to the @GOP, that means you stand with Trump and all his bigotry. #ShameOnYou! #BoycottInNOuthttps://t.co/79wo1kNvxW
— SIMON_LEFISCH (@simon_lefisch) August 30, 2018
— L.E. Marcus (@ellie_mint) August 30, 2018
In-N-Out Burger has also donated $80,000 in the past two years to to Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy, which Fortune describes as “a political action committee that supports business-friendly Democratic candidates”.