Celebrities have only become more and more important as social media becomes more prominent in our lives. Not only do they entertain us, they’ve mainly become influencers. This power allows them to use their fan base to put pressure on companies in order to work more ethically – or whatever the celebrity perceives as such.
Let’s take a look at some of the best boycotts that have been spearheaded by a celebrity.
Elton John – Dolce & Gabbana
Everyone knows you don’t mess with Elton John, and that’s exactly what Dolce & Gabbana did when they claimed that IVF babies were “synthetic”. Elton was disgusted with the way the designers treated same-sex couples and the fact that they called his children synthetic.
Miley Cyrus – Abercrombie & Fitch
After A&F’s chief executive said their clothes were only for the “thin and cool”, you can imagine most people – mainly the not thin & cool – not being too happy with that. Miley Cyrus was one of the celebrities to boycott the brand and actually asked people to donate A&F clothes to the homeless.
Danny Glover – Hugo Boss
After Hugo Boss decided to close a plant in Cleveland, Ohio that would leave 300 people without a job, Danny Glover decided that maybe people shouldn’t use Hugo Boss products anymore. Who can blame the guy?