Sorry Liberals, You're Angry at the Wrong Whole Foods
The perpetually outraged mob joined with the perpetually clueless gang in an epic case of mistaken identity that resulted in kale ending up all over their faces.
GOP Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell was named "Person of the Year" by WholeFoods magazine -- a singular honor for Mitch, who isn't well-liked by too many people lately.
"WholeFoods," you say? The trendy, hip retail grocer that makes arugula sexy? Not exactly.
McConnell was honored by the publication WholeFoods, which wants the world to know they have no relationship whatsoever to "Whole Foods." The reason for that is that after seeing McConnell honored by the magazine, the loony left went bonkers and many vowed never to shop at Whole Foods again.
Whole Foods — the market, not the magazine — spent the Thanksgiving holiday weekend explaining the difference on social media to irate consumers steamed by the McConnell honor.
“Thanks for reaching out,” said the organic grocer in myriad responses on Twitter. “Whole Foods Market is not affiliated with this publication.”
Tempers boiled over Friday after Mr. McConnell posted the cover photo from WholeFoods magazine showing that he had been named “2019 Person of the Year” for his contributions to the hemp industry.
Some on the right took full advantage of the left's quick-to-outrage responses.
Legal Insurrection’s Mary Chastain chided the McConnell haters for failing to do their homework.
“Did people bother to read any of the articles?” she asked in a post. “Did they even bother to realize that the magazine is called WholeFoods instead of Whole Foods? Yes, it’s one word instead of two words. Of course they did not because outrage.”
Some of the lefties' responses were hysterical.
Responses included, “We’re done with you,” “I won’t shop @WholeFoods anymore,” “I don’t understand why Whole Foods magazine would choose to associate #MoscowMitch with their brand,” and “Can’t tell if this is a parody or not.”
The hashtag #BoycottWholeFoods cropped on Twitter, with one disgruntled shopper tweeting, “Now let’s drown Whole Foods with a blue wave boycott.”
The entire incident should teach us all a lesson -- but it won't. The fact is, news and opinion move at the speed of thought. And when you spout off faster than you can think, trouble is inevitable.