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‘Arizona’ products carry boycott potential

Melissa Kaplan Apr 29, 2010

Arizona is facing a big backlash over its immigration law, as we reported. But now even businesses with loose associations to Arizona are bearing the brunt of the Arizona boycott wave protesting the state’s hardcore immigration law. So strong is the urge to take action that when writer Travis Nichols posted an idea on Twitter to boycott Arizona iced tea, the New York Daily news reported a campaign had begun for a drink-based protest. But Arizona iced tea is made in Brooklyn.

Political blog The Daily Caller mentioned other products experiencing a similar phenomenon based on their name’s association with the state.

Actual Arizona firms facing an authentic boycott include Cold Stone Creamery, U-Haul and Best Western.

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