Parkland high school student and gun ban activist David Hogg has found a new adversary: chocolate chip muffins. No, we’re serious – Hogg is pledging to give up the breakfast delicacies from a grocery store chain in order to save lives. Or something.
Hogg’s logic here is a bit twisted, so let’s see if we can unravel it. He wants gun control, which means not electing Republicans who support the Second Amendment.
That brings us to Adam Putnam, a Republican running for governor of Florida, who supports the Second Amendment. After he was mocked as an “NRA Sellout” for that support, he took to Twitter to embrace the label, saying he was proud of his National Rifle Association ties.
Hogg, of course, doesn’t like Putnam, and when he found out that the grocery chain Publix has been donating thousands to his campaign, he lost his mind. Which brings us to the chocolate chip muffins.
Publix, apparently, makes some chocolate chip muffins that people love. Hogg reportedly would buy them from his local Publix store bakery, but now he is boycotting them (and presumably the entire chain as well) for supporting Putnam. We think it’s a bit of a stretch to boycott muffins over politics, but that’s what passes for activism these days.
Hogg somehow thinks we all care that he is boycotting Publix’s muffins, as he took the time to tweet it and attempt to shame Publix for their support of Putnam. Observe:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 15, 2018
We’re assuming he meant to type “c’mon Publix,” which just tells us this kid is a bit too impulsive to bother proofreading his tweets. His tweet was in response to this tweet, by Billy Corben, director of the film Cocaine Cowboys.
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) May 15, 2018
Hogg’s tweet earned about 3,000 retweets so far, well below what he used to get weeks ago when he was the media’s golden boy. People, it seems, have moved on from him.
Or maybe they aren’t ready to give up their muffins and guns.