Brazilians call for boycotts of major companies that support Bolsonaro


Brazilians appalled by Jair Bolsonaro’s bigotry and authoritarianism are calling for boycotts of major companies whose founders or owners support the far-right president. Bolsonaro has often attacked LBGT people, indigenous people, and journalists, and expressed admiration for military dictatorship, but the immediate trigger for the boycotts was a planned demonstration against the country’s Democratic institutions, which has been backed by some business leaders – and the president himself. “I’m trying to combat a feeling of impotence,” said Edwin Carvalho, 39, a journalism professor in the southern city of Florianópolis, who posted a message on a closed LGBT Facebook group with 320,000 members calling for a boycott of the Latin America-wide Smart Fit gym chain.

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