You know you are living in a harsh world when haters start trying to take down Linda Bean, board member and part owner of L.L. Bean. I mean, come on! This woman, her team and her family create the coolest boots on earth…the Bean Boot! As I am writing this, I am in fact wearing a pair of these bad boys! That’s me boots below!
Politics aside (because we don’t get into politics), these boots are the bomb dot com of boots!
If you have not heard the drama surrounding Linda Bean and President Elect Donald Trump, then we will fill you in real quick.
Linda Bean is in hot water because she (personally), not on behalf of L.L. Bean, donated money to the Trump campaign. The group Grab Your Wallet called for a boycott against L.L. Bean because of her donation.
The Freeport, Maine retailer doesn’t carry any Trump products, but the The Federal Election Commission reports L.L. Bean’s granddaughter, Linda Bean, contributed $60,000 to a political action committee that supported the President-elect’s campaign. The donation far exceeds the FEC’s $5,000 limit.
Linda Bean was not thrilled about the boycott and took to Facebook to state her case. Here is a small excerpt from that post.
“We are deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L.Bean as a supporter of any political agenda. L.L.Bean does not endorse political candidates, take positions on political matters, or make political contributions. Simply put, we stay out of politics.”
Most recently, President Elect Donald Trump sent out, you guessed it…a tweet, directed at L.L. Bean and Linda Bean. Although it seems more like an advertisement…it goes to show just how intense this battle against Bean is getting and going to get.
Thursday morning, Linda Bean appeared on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” program. When asked if she planned to resign, Bean said, “Absolutely not.” Bean went on to say:
“I’m not gonna back down. I never back down if I feel I’m right, and I do feel that. They’re bullies, that’s all they are. A small kernel of hardcore bullies out on the West Coast in California trying to control what we do, what we buy, what we sell in Maine.”
With that said…You don’t give Linda Bean the boot…she gives you the boot! Mainers are tough people so I’m sure this is going to be quite the battle.
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