The Brief: Ivanka Trump's controversial endorsement of Goya Foods led to many parody memes.
On July 15, Ivanka Trump tweeted a promotion for Goya Foods, sparking backlash and inspiring memes. The tweet included a picture of her smiling while holding up a can of Goya beans alongside the brand’s slogan: “If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene queue ser bueno.”
If it’s Goya, it has to be good.
Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020
This tweet came days after the company’s chief executive Robert Unanue said that “we’re all truly blessed” to have Trump as a leader at an event at the White House. These comments sparked significant backlash including a movement to #BoycottGoya for its support of a president who has repeatedly attacked Latinx and immigrant communities. In response to the boycott, some Trump supporters have been posting about buying more Goya products to show their allegiance.
Ivanka’s tweet has come under fire for potentially violating a rule from the United States Office of Government Ethics that states “Executive branch employees may not use their Government positions to suggest that the agency or any part of the executive branch endorses an organization (including a nonprofit organization), product, service, or person.”
Ivanka Goya Memes
Ivanka’s tweet was criticized via commentary and memes, many of which replace the can of Goya beans with something else via Photoshop.
— YS (@NYinLA2121) July 15, 2020
— JerriLynn (@Jerri_Lynn25) July 15, 2020
“Let them eat beans” pic.twitter.com/cFKEuVeHXh
— 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧 (@CRobertBuchanan) July 15, 2020
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— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) July 15, 2020
— Nurse Nina (@NurseNinaPA) July 15, 2020
Don't be fooled by the forced smile- Ivanka's a cold hearted grifter who supports her father's cruel policies as long as they make her money. pic.twitter.com/vafSuNedDo
— Matt Johnson (@HotPockets4All) July 15, 2020
Beans beans they’re good for your heart—wait, you don’t have a heart.
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— Dave (@DavidoTheDorito) July 15, 2020
A reference to Sqirl’s recent moldy jam scandal: