FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean likes to stay out of politics, yet a donation by a member of the Bean family is putting the retailer on the defensive.

The Maine-based company issued a statement late Sunday after being targeted for boycott for alleged ties to Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

The founders of the hashtag #GrabYourWallet included Bean on the list after The Associated Press reported that L.L. Bean’s granddaughter, Linda Bean, contributed $60,000 to a political action committee supporting Trump. The donation exceeded the PAC’s contribution limit.

Bean Chairman Shawn Gorman said he’s “deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L. Bean as a supporter of any political agenda.” He said there are nine other board members and 50 family owners and that Linda Bean’s donation shouldn’t speak for all of them.

Comments (9)
  1. John Marlowe says:

    The liberal agenda trying to hurt a renowned business because of a personal donation. They are supposed to be an inclusive party but it sounds like they are the bullies here.

  2. hocuspocus13 says:

    Liberals…it’s their way or no way

    That’s why America voted Republican 󾓦 Trump

  3. Libtards, get over yourselves. You just cleaned us out!

  4. a stolen election and Americans are fighting back in any way they can possibly think of. If the tables were reversed I am sure the GOP and Republicans would be doing far worse then boycotting.

  5. Liberals have become such hypocritical bullies! They are so hateful that they don’t even stop to think about the people who could be out of a job if they succeed. Keep it up Liberals, you’re showing the world that you aren’t who you claim to be! Keep hating on Trump supporters too…you know, the ones who own all of the electoral votes? I’m not Republican, but I have to say this is getting ridiculous! Not a smart move. Go right ahead and shoot yourselves in the foot, and you won’t ever hold a position of power at the top of our federal government again. You might think that the popular vote is on your side so you don’t have to be nice to someone who doesn’t share your views, but I know a large number of people who are leaving the Democratic Party in droves because of all of the hate and violence…they found they justt cannot support that. Think for once, if someone wanted you to join their group, would you agree if they shamed you, or if they were kind and behaved as the considerate, friendly person they claim to be? Yeah, it’s like that….think before reacting like children.

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