Hannity Fans Are Smashing Their Keurig Machines And It’s Way Too Extra
By now you’ve probably heard of the Roy Moore scandal. Moore, an Alabama Republican Senate Candidate has been accused by several women of having attempted to date and/or have sexual relations with underaged women, as young as 14, while he was in his 30s, decades ago.
When asked if he dated underage women in his 30s, he stated “not generally, no,” which let’s be honest, is a laughable answer.
Since the beginning of the scandal, people having been using Twitter to react. A few days ago, we saw #MeAt14 trending, in which women shared pictures of them at age 14 to raise awareness about the age of consent.
But now, Twitter’s involvement in the Moore scandal has evolved in way no one saw coming: to share videos of people smashing their Keurig coffee machines.
What does coffee have to do with Moore allegedly dating 14 year olds?
Well, Roy Moore was interviewed on the Hannity Show on Friday and some viewers, as well as the show’s sponsors, were disappointed in how defensive Hannity appeared to be of Moore. In response, five of the show’s sponsors pulled all their ads, including realtor.com, Nature’s Bounty, Eloquii, 23 and me, and Keurig.
You can’t have your Keurig and drink it too.
For some reason, fans of The Hannity Show were singled out Keurig for having boycotted the show, and in turn decided to “boycott” Keurig. Angelo John gage was the first to start the machine smashing trend is this post, which popularized #BoycottKeurig, #IStandWithHannity, and led to the #KeurigSmashChallenge.
Other conservatives have since joined in on turning their backs on the brand in a petty display of rage and shards of broken plastic.
FINALLY FOUND AN ISSUE I CAN REALLY GET BEHIND. I'M TALKING TO ALL PATRIOTS OUT THERE -- ALL PATRIOTS -- DO NOT SUPPORT KEURINNITY-- JOIN ME IN THE SMASH KEURIG CHALLENGE #KeurigSmashChallenge#BoycottKeurig #IStandWithHannity #SundayMornin #MAGA #ImagineActuallyCaringThisMuch pic.twitter.com/ZM8edh8Cxu— Elliott Morgobblin’ (@ElliottcMorgan) November 13, 2017
.@Keurig made a decision to pull ads from the @seanhannity show.— Mike (@Fuctupmind) November 12, 2017
This decision is disgusting, and will not be tolerated.
Regardless of any response, I am done with you, Keurig.
You will regret this decision. #BreakYourKeurig #IStandWithHannity pic.twitter.com/qQ9BFkgzlS
People were quick to question the “boycott,” pointing out that they it wasn’t much of a boycott if they already had, and therefore paid for, the machines.
Whether or not this boycott makes sense, the whole situation is an FML for Keurig. With Christmas season coming up, this isn’t the best time to have an entire demographic of people actively campaigning against your product.