Why Some Donald Trump Supporters Are Taking Aim At Pepsi

At a conference last Thursday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi sat down with the New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin and spoke about topics ranging from soda taxes to what she learned from Steve Jobs before he died. But Nooyi also weighed in on the election, prompting a furious social media response from some Trump supporters that included calls to boycott the global company's army of food and beverage brands — another example of the volatile response some corporate brands are experiencing in the wake of this year's divisive election.

Nooyi was first asked by Sorkin how she felt after the election results came out. "Do you have a box of tissues here?" she said, laughing slightly before turning serious and congratulating Trump on his win. "The election is over. I think we should mourn, for those of us who supported the other side. But we have to come together and life has to go on."

Nooyi told Sorkin that she had to answer questions from her daughters and employees following election night. "They were all in mourning," she said. "Our employees are all crying. And the question that they're asking, especially those who are not white: 'Are we safe?' Women are asking: 'Are we safe?' LGBT people are asking: 'Are we safe?' I never thought I'd have had to answer those questions."

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Source : http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-trump-supporters-pepsi-criticism-20161116-story.html

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