Some Americans have called for a boycott of Pepsi after its CEO said that her employees were in “mourning” over the results of the presidential election.
“I had to answer a lot of questions, from my daughters, from my employees, they were all in mourning,” PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said in New York City at the DealBook Conference hosted by CNBC on Thursday at the “Our employees are all crying, and the question that they are asking, especially those that 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.”
Nooyi was a staunch supporter of Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton who was defeated in an Electoral College landslide score of 306 – 232.
But Nooyi tried to reassure her employees and family that everything was going to be OK even though they didn’t get the result they wanted.
“The first thing that we all have to do is to assure everyone living in the United States that you are safe. Nothing has changed as a result of this election,” she said. “The process of democracy has happened. We just have to let life go on.”
That wasn’t enough to assuage Trump supporters who were angry that she commented at all.
Pepsi has gone political, time to boycott it. This southern gal is happier drinking sweet tea anyways! #BoycottPepsi
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