The crazy train of the woke left apparently is continuing its runaway pace down the tracks.
What, pray tell, is it this time?
Rishi Sunak — the United Kingdom's chancellor of the exchequer and a Conservative member of parliament — tweeted a photo of himself with Yorkshire Tea a few days ago. The caption read, "Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew."
Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew. https://t.co/zhoQM9Ksho— Rishi Sunak (@Rishi Sunak)1582292438.0
Well, that sent the woke leftist mob over the edge.
Yorkshire Tea received a mountain of online abuse over the photo, including a weekend full of calls to boycott the brand, the Guardian reported — despite the inconvenient fact that Yorkshire Tea had nothing to do with the photo.
"Nothing to do with us — people of all political stripes like our brew," the brand tweeted at one point.
What were some of the nutty Twitter messages the tea brand received?
- "I've stopped using Yorkshire Tea since then as I don't want to use a product that received publicity from an xenophobic fascist racist political party. I got rid of Yorkshire Tea from all three of my offices and from home. All staff and other family and friends feel same."
- "If I was Yorkshire Tea, I'd be very worried about my supporters being racist Brexiteers."
- "Looks like buying Tetley is back on. Shame on you Yorkshire Tea."
- "You can tell a lot about a company by the people that endorse it. Parasitic hedge funds."
- "No longer buying your products."
- "Goodbye from me to Yorkshire Tea."
- "Never buying Yorkshire Tea again."
- "Being endorsed by the @Conservatives is not a good look. Thankfully, other teas are available. #AvoidYorkshireTea #BoycottYorkshireTea."
- "You may not endorse racist and bigoted MPs, particularly those without scruples, but you could publicly object to this unauthorized endorsement."
What did Yorkshire Tea say next?
On Monday, posts from the company's Twitter account said the tea brand endured a weekend's worth of cyber dragging:
So it's been a rough weekend. On Friday, the Chancellor shared a photo of our tea. Politicians do that sometimes (… https://t.co/EXxBvOtLYV— Yorkshire Tea (@Yorkshire Tea)1582560586.0
But Yorkshire Tea also thanked those who stood up for the brand:
It's been pretty shocking to see the determination some have had to drag us into a political mudfight. But it's bee… https://t.co/z0U4Dte8Pd— Yorkshire Tea (@Yorkshire Tea)1582560587.0
“Speaking directly now, as the person who's been answering these tweets, I know it could have been much worse. It's easier to be on the receiving end of this as a brand than as an individual," the curator of the thread also noted. “There's more emotional distance, and I've had a team to support me when it got a bit much. But for anyone about to vent their rage online, even to a company — please remember there's a human on the other end of it, and try to be kind."
Amid the nasty comments, it appeared a good bit more comments not only supported Yorkshire Tea but also decided to buy some and even switch tea brands to spite the leftists:
- "Personally, I'm going to make sure no other brand comes in the house now."
- "Heading out to buy some Yorkshire Tea — great firm who deserve support."
- "The lefties have given you brilliant advertising."
- "So sorry that people who are supposed to be 'tolerant' can't treat others as fellow human beings. Off to buy some Yorkshire Tea!!!"
- "Will be buying more!!!!"
- "Please don't let negative nasty people get to you. You are doing a great job. I love Yorkshire Teas by the way. I wish people would understand they are dealing with fellow human beings. God bless and hope your day is better."