Celebrities Call For Boycott Of People Magazine Over ‘President Trump’ Issue
Celebrities took to social media to demand a boycott of People magazine after their “2016 President Trump” issue hit the shelves.
On Thursday, the historic issue hit newsstands and was seen on social media featuring president-elect Donald Trump. Those in Hollywood who were pulling for Hillary Clinton found the glossy cover was too positive. (RELATED: Melania Trump Wants People Magazine To Retract Parts Of Story Attacking Trump)
The cover that showed a picture of Trump along with the words, “His life, his family and his astonishing journey to the White House,” was shared on the magazine’s official Twitter account Thursday and really upset celebrities like Judd Apatow and Jon Cryer. (RELATED: People Magazine Writer Says Trump Kissed Her Without Her Consent)
“He’s hired,” People magazine tweeted. “Donald Trump is elected 45th President of the United States in stunning upset.”
— People Magazine (@people) November 9, 2016
“Fuck @people magazine,” Apatow tweeted. “How disgusting. Selling their soul. Soon the happy Donald cover. Sell those mags! Fuck your employees.”
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 9, 2016
“#BOYCOTTPEOPLEMAGAZINE Celebs: do not give them your interviews or sell them your pictures
Readers: do not give them your money This matters,”Kazan tweeted.
— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) November 10, 2016
And while we’re at it #BoycottPeopleMagazine
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) November 10, 2016
@people go fuck yourself
— Emmy Blotnick (@emmyblotnick) November 9, 2016
One of People magazine’s former writers, Natasha Stoynoff, accused Trump of kissing her without her consent during a 2005 interview. Responding to complaints about how they could support Stoynoff and write positively about Trump, a spokesperson said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, that the story was not an endorsement and noted that Stoynoff’s accusations were included in the piece as part of the election recap.
“Donald Trump’s win is a history-making news event that warranted the cover of the magazine,” a spokesperson for the magazine wrote. “The story is not a celebration or an endorsement and we continue to stand by Natasha Stoynoff, whose account of being attacked by Trump in 2005 is recounted in this week’s cover story.”