Anti-Donald Trump Petition Gaining Momentum THR
A petition accusing "Apprentice" star Donald Trump of sexism and a "racially charged" campaign against President Barack Obama, and asking Macy's department store to stop carrying Trump brand products, has attracted nearly 450,000 signatures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The petition, addressed to Macy’s head Terry J. Lundgren, is sponsored by MoveOn.org, a progressive advocacy group, the story notes.
“Donald Trump does not reflect the ‘magic of Macy's,’” the petition states. “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.”
Macy's sells clothing and fragrances with the Trump brand, and sometimes features Trump in advertising campaigns.
“An ad released last week appears to play off of Trump's skepticism about Obama's true birthplace,” the report notes. “In the ad, Trump doubts the true identity of Kris Kringle as portrayed by Edmund Gwenn in the 1947 film ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’”
The ad also features Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and other celebrities. See for yourself: