Boycotting something is a good way of showing your principles and what you believe in. For example, in 1980, the USA didn’t send their athletes to the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to show they don’t support the Soviets invading Afghanistan in 1979 and 60 other countries joined the boycott.
This is a boycott on a huge scale that affected many parts of the world and went into history. But all of us have our own principles and morals that may lead us to refuse some things in our life.
Bored Panda went to Reddit and found a couple of discussions where people were talking about what are the things they are boycotting till the day they die. Redditors came with some interesting answers and we compiled a list of the most intriguing answers. So enjoy and feel free to let us know your thoughts. Maybe there are things that are missing in this list? Sound them off in the comments. Also, don’t forget to upvote the answers you agree with the most.
PETA. Tells us how to take care of our pets while abusing animals themselves
Multi-level-marketing schemes. They’re s**t companies that attract s****y, and sometimes desperate people, and train them on how to profit off of their friends and families. They destroy lives and I refuse to support them.
btw Reddit is the reason I found out how predatory mlms are. The anti-mlm community, especially here on Reddit, has done a great job informing people who might otherwise be vulnerable to these schemes on what they really are
Basically any cosmetic line that tests on animals. There is too many to list.
I have been boycotting Carnival cruise line ever since I found out they are dumping plastic into the Bahamas. They even admitted to it and received a 20 million dollar fine.
Facebook. It divides and dumbs down people, contrary to what it should do.
The sun newspaper, and anything else Rupert Murdoch related.
Nestle. Bill Cosby. Ticketmaster. Wells Fargo.
All should be in jail.
TikTok. Never used it, never will.
I remember when it was first introduced to the world with its horrendous clickbait, cringey advertising and marketing, really skin crawlingly cringey "singing and dancing" videos from questionably aged girls. People swore it'd never catch on, but those same people are the short-term-memory idiots fully buying into it now.
But it goes deeper than that. I hate TikTok because of what it's done to the other media sites, particularly Instagram. It's created a culture of sensationalist, narcissistic, egotistical behaviour, as that has become today's sell point. And as a result, Instagram for example have now tried to turn their own platform into TikTok v.2. I use Instagram for my mates, nothing more. I don't want f*****g reels thrown in my face all day, "celebs" talking s**t about products they never actually use, people making fake videos for views, clickbait thumbnails, sponsored ads at a ratio of 1:3 posts, and even a f*****g shop.
tl;dr: TikTok and today's online culture in general is cancer.
I may inadvertently grab one of it's products, but when I see the name, i always put it back.
The Oscars. Screw the Oscars. That Hollywood circle jerk has absolutely no business telling anyone what cinema is. 2017 Boss Baby got nominated for best animated feature, but Your Name didn’t? Excuse me? Wtf?
Then 30+ people die in an arson attack on an animation studio in Japan and not so much as a single word during the in remembrance section? If that happened to Pixar… they would have given them a full-on twenty minute segment.
Any company or brand that puts advertisements on boat billboards that trawl the beach and f**k up my horizon line. That's not a fair spot to try to capture my attention.
Cosmopolitan magazine. When I was 15 in the early 2000’s I consciously decided to never purchase or read any of their magazines or any magazine like it. I felt all they did was prod at young girls/women’s insecurities and encouraged a woman’s self loathing/dissatisfaction to flourish.
R Kelly. Kills me I can never hear Ignition Remix ever again. Such a banger.
Susan G. Koman Foundation - they employ alphabet soup & lawyer speak to defraud millions. NOTE: THEY DO NOT FUND RESEARCH NOR DO THEY HELP PATIENTS! THEY ARE AN ADVERTISING COMPANY. THEY ADVERTISE CANCER AWARENESS (because someone may be unaware of cancer s)
MADD - same as Koman, they promote anti-drunk driving awareness.
K-Cups. I think the Kuerig is a good product, but the disposable k-cups are so wasteful. I have a Kuerig, but I use a reusable pod that you can put ground coffee into.
I used to try and boycott amazon. Never ordered anything from them, didn’t go on sites like goodreads or IMDB, didn’t shop at stores they had shares in. Then I discovered AWS. Tried to run a custom script that would block any site hosted on AWS, but that made using the internet nearly impossible. The final nail in the boycott coffin was when I needed to use it for a web development class.
Now that Amazon has bought MGM, I’m not sure how anyone will ever be able to participate in society without filling Bezos’ pockets.
Not just for the Rihanna thing he’s been a piece of s**t well before and after that. But yes also for the Rihanna thing.
Casino. My family was addicted to gambling a couple of years ago and it destroyed a lot of relationships.
They are f******g farmers in the a*s for coffee beans and underpaying them meanwhile making millions of dollars from coffee.
Autism Speaks. Among other things, they way they treat autism like it’s some kind of horrible personality disease is unforgivable.
Kat Von D makeup. Even now that she’s supposedly not part of it anymore, I’m not risking it.
She’s a trash human being, her husband is a trash human being, she’s anti-vaxx (and yes I saw her “apology” video and denial video, I’m not buying that either.) Her makeup line was all I used for a very long time cos the quality was great, but after I found out how s**t she actually was, I stopped using it.
Disgusting corporate brainwashing tactics and lack of size exclusivity. Also price. I've never once set foot in a store. I read an article about its corporate "retreat" before it ever opened in my country. My mother loves it so I hear all about the price.
I love my old navy leggings.