“Hell No”: Goya’s Bob Unanue, When Asked to Apologize

(p. A15) It’s come to this: They want to cancel black beans.

The target is Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company. Within hours after its CEO, Bob Unanue, said at a Rose Garden event that America was “blessed” to have “a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” #BoycottGoya started trending on Twitter. Naturally Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) jumped out in front.

“Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own adobo,’ ” the Queens congresswoman tweeted. That’s a popular Goya seasoning she wants people to go without. But Goya’s CEO isn’t backing down. When asked the next day on Fox News if he’d apologize, Mr. Unanue was succinct: “Hell no.”

For the full commentary, see:

William McGurn. “MAIN STREET; AOC’s Hill of Beans.” The Wall Street Journal (Tuesday, July 14, 2020): A15.

(Note: the online version of the commentary has the date July 13, 2020, and has the same title as the print version.)

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