November 13, 2012 11:00 AM by Megan Wilson
Macy’s has prided itself on it’s holiday campaigns with the slogan “The Magic of Macy’s”. For some reason, this year they thought The Apprentice star, Donald Trump, would help usher in holiday shoppers. However, a recent petition is demanding Macy’s to “Dump Trump” from their holiday campaign. The campaign has gotten over 466,000 signatures so far and is just a few shy of the 500,000 signature goal.
An excerpt from the petition on Signon.org states:
“Donald Trump engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior. He has:
- Long engaged in sexist behavior. Trump has a long record of personally attacking women he disagrees by calling them “unattractive,” ugly or fat. He once sent a target a personal note telling her that she has the “face of a dog.” Not even his own daughter is immune to Trump’s sexism. While referring to his daughter, Trump observed: “She does have a very nice figure…if [she] weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
- Hypocritically complained about jobs being shipped overseas to China, despite the fact that almost his entire clothing line sold at Macy’s is made in China and other Asian nations.
- Use his public platform to deny the reality of climate change. Following Hurricane Sandy, Trump publicly declared: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
- Perpetuated the racially charged birther conspiracy, repeatedly arguing that President Obama has been lying and was not born in the United States.”
Macy’s has yet to release a statement regarding the petition. However, Bloomberg was able to reach Donald this morning, and he didn’t seem phased by the petition. Donald said,“The fact is that there’s a large group of people who like Donald Trump and what Donald Trump says. I have no regrets.”
The petition was started by Anderson Carusone, who successfully brought Glenn Beck’s advertisers to task over their spots airing during the Fox News anchor’s old show, ending many of the advertisers endorsements.
What do you think of the petition? Will you sign it? do you think Macy’s or Donald will do anything about it?
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