Petition Grows Despite Trader Joes Already Giving Into This Woke Demand From Rabid Leftists

(Right Country) – Attacking conservatives must have started to become tedious and boring for unhinged, looney leftists. Now they’re just turning on each other. As violent and destructive riots continue to devastate the most liberal cities in America, liberal companies are being forced to prove just how enlightened and woke they really are.

The latest to kowtow to the radical left and their absurd demands to rid America of “racism” (that they invent), is popular grocery store chain Trader Joe’s. The grocer uses variations of the term “Trader Joe” to label it’s ethnic foods but now it’s apparently racist to use popular names from around the world to convey what region a food product hails from.

Despite the fact that the grocery chain has already announced they intend to change the names, a petition for the name changes continues to grow. After all, are you even a liberal if you don’t somehow publicly express your faux disgust over social injustices?

The USA Today has more:

Trader Joe’s told USA TODAY on Saturday that it “made the decision several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s name on our products moving forward,” but it didn’t have an exact date for when the change would happen. 

The company currently labels some of its ethnic foods with variations of “Joe,” including Trader Ming’s, which is used to brand the chain’s Chinese foods, Trader José’s for Mexican foods, “Arabian Joe” for Middle Eastern foods, “Trader Giotto’s” for Italian foods and “Trader Joe San” for Japanese cuisine.

“At this time, I don’t have an exact date but we expect to have the work completed very soon,” Kenya Friend-Daniel, the company’s national director of public relations, told USA TODAY in a statement Saturday. “Packaging for a number of the products has already been changed, but there’s a small number of products in which the packaging is still going through the process.”

But Briones Bedell, who started the Change.org petition calling for the removal of what she called “racist packaging” about two weeks ago, said in a petition update responding to Trader Joe’s statement that she wanted the grocer to remove the products immediately.

The petition had about 840 signatures early Saturday afternoon and following a flood of stories by national media outlets including USA TODAY had grown to more than 2,700 signatures as of 2 p.m. Monday.

“We appreciate Trader Joe’s attention to these matters and ask that Trader Joe’s commit to a date in which the packaging changes will be completed,” Bedell wrote in a petition update Sunday. “If a date cannot be established, we ask that Trader Joe’s immediately remove all products that the company recognizes have not been inclusive and have not cultivated a welcoming, rewarding customer experience.”

I bet you would never believe that the social justice warrior who started the petition is a 17-year-old high school senior from California. She said the labeling of the ethnic food is not “inclusive” but if they just would have slapped a Trader Joe’s label on it all they’d probably be in hot water for cultural appropriation and white privilege. You can’t win with liberals.

Bedell said in the update that they’d like the company to “clarify statements regarding the company’s corporate brand philosophy and founder Joe Coulombe’s inspiration for the company.”

You just can’t say or do anything in woke 21st century America. Liberals will find a way to suck the life out of everything.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. What will the extreme left think of next? Anything remotely differrent is classified as “racist.” The emotionally charged climate is a breeding ground for hate and silencing the truth. Enough is enough. Stop with the scare tactics and socialist agenda. Aren’t we supposed to be living in a tolerant Democracy?

  2. What happened to free speech? This country has gotten way off track and citizens are being silenced to fit the leftist agenda. Enough is enough! If Trader Joe’s wants to name their products with catchy phrases to describe Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican foods, stop interfering with that. Don’t accuse and create a communist atmosphere to silence others. This is a dangerous path to take and all of us should speak out against tyrannical maneuvers to break this Democracy apart. God Bless America and May She Remain Free! 🇺🇸⛪

  3. Food for thought;
    Cultural appropriation is such a weird phenomenon. Why is it inappropriate for “white” people to sell tacos or oriental food? History tells us that a large number of Spanish citizens immigrated to Latin America as early as the 1500s. The last time I looked, these Spanish people were mostly “White”. That being the case, would not these “white” people and their descendants be culturally able to sell tacos?
    On another example, we see “Black” people dressed in Green and selling Irish food on St. Paddy’s Day. Cultural appropriation?
    How about Santa Claus – was he not of Northern European origins. Should only “White” people be socially acceptable to portray him? I dare say, back in the day, there were not many non-whites in Northern Europe.
    There are many more examples but you see how silly all of this is.
    All these moronic snowflakes should put on their big boy (girl) pants and get over it.

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