Do you go out of your way to avoid businesses that advocate different view points from yours?
Obviously the business owner is free to do as he pleases with his site design and consumers are also free to buy or not buy. Freedom of expression and freedom of association are not exactly being threatened here.
I don’t want to go too deep into it but I will say this particular partisan joke did not rise to the level of inspiring me to boycott–I like the shirts and plan to buy them again in the future.
This particular case was just what sparked a train of thought about how I personally make my purchasing decisions and how I support people, companies, and possibly ideologies with my dollars.
What would it take for me to boycott a company? Is ideology sufficient if the issue large enough? Direct financial support by the company of an ideology? Actual actions on the part of the company? What sort of obligation do I have to research or follow-up on stories about these issues?
Just wondering what others thought about some of these issues…what does it take to get you to boycott a company?