Now more than ever, it’s important to be aware of who your favorite businesses back politically, and that sometimes means getting really disappointing news. This time? We are sorry to say that it involves a lot of people’s favorite West Coast burger chain. Brace yourselves, friends: In-N-Out just donated a bunch of money to the GOP.
According to a filing shared on the California Secretary of State’s website, In-N-Out gave the California Republican Party $25,000 this year. It’s not super surprising since In-N-Out has donated to the GOP before, but unfortunately, to keep supporting a Trump-led administration at this point is hard to shrug off, no matter how good those burgers are.
Los Angeles magazine reports that in 2016 and 2017, In-N-Out gave the GOP $30,000 each year for general party expenses. At this point, it’s definitely a habit—and if you’re one of the chain’s more liberal customers, it’s an upsetting one.
In response to the chain’s donations, according to The Hill, the California Democratic Party is asking people to boycott In-N-Out, and the hashtag #BoycottInNOut is already gaining steam on Twitter. So far, the company has yet to comment on the matter itself, but plenty of fans are already pretty outraged by the news.
As much as we love our Animal Style fries, we love our fellow humans way more.