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Here is a petition to sign-Will Macy’s Give Donald Trump a Pink Slip?

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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Macy's (M) is under pressure to drop Donald Trump's clothing line from its stores after the real-estate developer let loose a Twitter tirade following President Barack Obama's re-election last Tuesday.

Before the election was even called for President Obama, Trump tweeted that the election was "a total sham and a travesty." He also called for a march on Washington to take back democracy.

As The Daily Ticker's Henry Blodget notes in the accompanying interview, Trump irked a lot of people with his "hissy fit," and now some of those same people think he's tarnishing the image of the department store at the center of Miracle on 34th Street. Trump's luxury retail line at Macy's includes ties, dress shirts, suits and some men's accessories, such as cuff links and tie clips. Roughly 500,000 people have signed a petition through SignOn.org to stop Macy's from doing business with Trump.

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In a letter to Macy's President and CEO Terry Lundgren, which is posted on the organization's website, the group writes:

Donald Trump does not reflect the "magic of Macy's." We urge you to sever ties with him. Macy's says it has a strong obligation to be "socially responsible" and that "actions speak louder than words." Indeed. It's time to act.

So should Macy's dump Trump?

Breakout's Jeff Macke says no, and he's chiding both sides -- Trump and SignOn.org -- for trying to suppress democracy and free speech.

"I think he is a great spokesperson for Macy's," says Macke. "If [the petition] gets one person to the store, that's great."

Retail guru Howard Davidowitz of Davidowitz & Associate says via email, "If Macy's didn't consider the Trump relationship to be productive, it would end it. The company is in business and has a responsibility to its shareholders to sustain that business."

by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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I think Macy's does need to cut ties with this idiot after all he has done during the election

ashellbell
by shellbark on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM
Meh, free speech. I didn't get to read it all but is there a clause saying he can't go on political tirades? He's an atrocious, heartless, life sucking man, but he shouldn't be fired over this.
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_Kissy_
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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There are currently 574,436 signatures

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I have no idea if there is a clause! LOL! I just thing he is a deplorable human

Quoting ashellbell:

Meh, free speech. I didn't get to read it all but is there a clause saying he can't go on political tirades? He's an atrocious, heartless, life sucking man, but he shouldn't be fired over this.


ashellbell
by shellbark on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM
He really is.


Quoting pamelax3:

I have no idea if there is a clause! LOL! I just thing he is a deplorable human


Quoting ashellbell:

Meh, free speech. I didn't get to read it all but is there a clause saying he can't go on political tirades? He's an atrocious, heartless, life sucking man, but he shouldn't be fired over this.



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specialwingz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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I know as a business, I wouldn't want to be connected to someone who made such a laughing stock out of themselves.  Companies have dropped product lines and ties with celebs for less.  I know some companies dropped Martha Stewart when she got in trouble for her inside trading.  =/ Which I know is worse.  But, just the same, companies do NOT like to be connected with anything negative.

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Yes, he has freedom of speech but he is not immune to the consequences of that speech.  I say he is a negative image to Macy's and should be dumped


pamelax3
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I agree!

Quoting glitterteaz:

Yes, he has freedom of speech but he is not immune to the consequences of that speech.  I say he is a negative image to Macy's and should be dumped

 


hopealways4019
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Where do i sign?!!!
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emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM

i signed

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