Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean. @LBPerfectMaine
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2017
LL Bean is currently trending on Twitter because of a social media fight being played out over LL Bean heiress and board member, Linda Bean, and upset consumers who disagree with her support of President-elect Donald Trump. The fight started with a boycott of LL Bean products and has now escalated to national attention after Trump tweeted a note of thanks to Linda Bean.
Here is what folks had to say on Twitter.
One person searched for health coverage at LL Bean?
— DJ PWR SPDYPL (@tackadjdg) January 12, 2017
This person who loves to buy AMERICAN made.
— Junson Chan
This person who knows about the backlog of boot orders.
LL Bean had 100,000 people on a waiting list for just their duck boots this year. Your boycott is pointless.
This person quoting Angus King.
"It's a mistake," Maine senator Angus King says about LL Bean Boycott
— Alan He (@alanhe) January 12, 2017
This guy who added some humor to the social media fight.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) January 12, 2017
This guy with a good point.
This famous Maine blogger with a wise suggestion.
LL Bean needs to get in front of this situation now that Trump has put your name in his mouth. Folks outside of ME don't grasp situation.
— Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain) January 12, 2017
This woman who knows about the LL Bean return policy.
If you're salty about Donald Trump using his twitter account as an ad platform, let me remind you that LL Bean has an unlimited return poliy
— Pascalle Lepas (@lepas) January 12, 2017
This guy with the sad trombone.
Sad truth for people who want to boycott LL Bean: nearly all boycotts fail.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 12, 2017
This Twitter user from Bangor.
— gretchen schaefer (@snappity) January 12, 2017
This person who brings up Obama.
— Ainsley Earhardt (@ainsleyearhardt) January 12, 2017
This person hearing sounds across America.
What’s that scraping sound? Just college students across America pushing their LL Bean duck boots to the back of their closets.
— Karen James (@kejames) January 12, 2017
And finally, this screenshot that sums the social media debacle in one crisp exchange.