The campaign titled “Stop The Pipelines” features lots of anti-Canadian oil rhetoric such as referring to the oil sands as “tar sands”.
Lush didn’t expect Albertans to fight back. Numerous boycotts have begun in response with several prominent Facebook pages such as Oil Sands Strong and Alberta Proud leading the charge.
“Support Alberta, boycott Lush Cosmetics,” Alberta Proud posted to Facebook along with a video.
Support Alberta, boycott Lush Cosmetics.
Posted by Alberta Proud on Monday, December 3, 2018
“Companies like Lush, they need to understand that if they are going to kick us or they are going to attack and try stop pipelines and work with the people that are paid to shut us down, then they won’t have any business in Alberta, so I’m encouraging everyone in Alberta to boycott all of their stores,” said Robbie Picard who runs Oil Sands Strong.
Hundreds of Albertans have commented on Lush’s website voicing their disapproval of the campaign.
“I will never shop there again, and yes, I am calling on all of my friends and family to stop going to any of your stores here in Canada!” one user wrote.
“Will not be buying any more products from a very poorly educated company that would rather support countries that have no interest in caring for the environment instead of supporting a country that has the best environmental standards in the world,” wrote another.
Where do you stand on this? Do you plan to boycott Lush as well? Let us know in the comments.