Equinox, SoulCycle respond to calls for boycotts

Equinox, SoulCycle respond to calls for boycotts


NEIL: HOW IS THIS FOR A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE? EQUINOX AND SOULCYCLE FACING BOYCOTT OVER INVESTOR STEVE ROSS’S TIES TO PRESIDENT TRUMP DOING A FUND-RAISER THIS WEEKEND. PATRICE LEE ONWUKA, WE HAVE DAVID BURN STEEN AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER GEM MA ELLIS REEVES. I GENERALLY THINK BOYCOTTS ARE RISKY FROM THE LEFT AND RIGHT. I LOVE BEN & JERRY’S. IT WOULD HAVE BE TO A CRANE TO CLAW ME AWAY FROM CHUNKY MONKEY, STOP BUYING THEIR PRODUCT, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE GIVING MONEY TO. ENOUGH ALREADY.>>ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOULCYCLE HAVING A PASSIVE INVESTOR, PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO BOYCOTT. THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY. WE ALL HAVE POLITICAL BELIEFS. WE CAN SUPPORT ANY CANDIDATE. WE’LL BOYCOTT YOUR PRODUCT BECAUSE YOU SUPPORT A PARTICULARLY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. I’M A CONSERVATIVE GOES TO STARBUCKS. PEOPLE TOLD ME FOR YEARS YOU NEED TO BOYCOTT — NEIL: RIDDLE WRAPPED IN A CONUNDRUM.>>THAT IS WHAT MY HUSBAND SAYS. JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WORTH STANDING UP FOR BUT THIS I DON’T THINK IS ONE OF THEM BECAUSE WE’VE SEEN THAT BOYCOTTS WORK. LOOK AT EFFECT OF CHICK-FIL-A. WHEN THE LEFT WAS CALLING FOR BOYCOTT, THAT THEN HAD THE SUPPORTERS GOING IN, WE’RE GOING TO SUPPORT THIS COMPANY BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THEIR VALUES. BUT IN THIS COUNTRY EVERYONE CAN STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN AND THEY CAN HAVE THEIR MESSAGE AND SO PEOPLE WANT TO BOYCOTT, THAT’S FINE. DO I THINK IT IS EFFECTIVE? ABSOLUTELY NOT. BUT PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT THEIR POLITICAL CANDIDATES. I THINK ESPECIALLY THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS THAT SOULCYCLE SAID IN THEIR STATEMENT, WE DON’T CONDONE THIS, WE’RE NOT HOLDING THIS EVENT. FOR PEOPLE TO BOYCOTT THEM ONE OF THEIR PASSIVE INVESTORS IS SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP — NEIL: HE IS THE HEAD GUY. HE DOESN’T SPEAK FOR THE COMPANY.>>EXACTLY. NEIL: HAVING SAID THAT, DAVID, I’M WORRIED ABOUT, MAYBE YOU ARE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT IS BIG ON INCLUSION, BIG ON BEING OPEN TO ALL POINTS OF VIEW, IDEAS, DOESN’T THIS SMACK OF HIP PROCTOR & GAMBLE CHRISSIE?>>IT IS PROBLEMATIC, YOU’RE EITHER FOR EVERYONE SPEAKING VALUES OR FOR A CERTAIN SET OF VALUES, RIGHT? I THINK THE ISSUE HERE IS THAT, YOU KNOW, AND IN PARTICULAR CASE EQUINOX AND SOULCYCLE ARE KNOWN FOR, THEY HAVE A LOT OF LGBTQ MEMBERS, THEY HAVE A LOT OF AFFINITY AND SPONSOR OF PRIDE. INSULTS TO THEM BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS A GOOD PART OF THEIR BASE. THEY HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING. EVERYBODY HAS TO DO DAMAGE CONTROL ON EVERYTHING. I HOPE THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DON’T GET INVOLVE IN THIS. THIS SEEMS TO BE A FINE THING FOR PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. MY HOPE IS THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE THIS IS ISSUE THAT WILL STAY HERE, WE WON’T BE TALKING ABOUT THIS BY THE END OF THE WEEK. NEIL: SURE WE WILL. PATRICE, HELP ME WITH THIS. I HAVE SEEN IT IN MY PROFESSION CERTAIN HOSTS ARE BOYCOTTED OR NO ONE IS GOING TO WATCH THEIR SHOW, URGE VIEWERS TO BOYCOTT PRODUCTS ADVERTISED ON THE SHOW. I HAVE SEEN IT ON THE RIGHT, ON THE LEFT. YOU HAVE TO CALM DOWN. LIFE IS SHORT. STOP IT. BUT THE OTHER ISSUE IS, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WATCH THAT PARTICULAR PERSONALITY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO. YOU HAVE SOMETHING CALLED A REMOTE CONTROL, MOVE ON. BUT I DO THINK IT IS GOING TO PUT THE FEAR OF GOD INTO COMPANIES IN GENERAL FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING ANYONE ON THE RIGHT, FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING ANYONE ON THE LEFT, JUST TO CATER TO WHATEVER THE PREVAILING VIEW IS AT THE TIME AND I THINK THAT IS SLIPPERY SLOPE. YOUR THOUGHTS?>>I WILL COUNTER, JENNA MADE. I ACTUALLY THINK IT COULD BE DAMAGING IF PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT. LOOK AT IVANKA TRUMP BRAND. SHE HAD A LOYAL STRONG FOLLOWING, LOYAL STRONG BRAND. THAT HAS ALL BUT DISAPPEARED. THE LEFT TURNED OUT THE MACHINE AGAINST HER CLOSING COMPANY AS SOON AS HER FATHER BECAME PRESIDENT. I DON’T THINK THIS WILL HAVE EFFECT ON SOULCYCLE, BASICALLY WITH COMPANIES LIKE PELOTON. THEY ARE TRYING TO DO AS MUCH DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE TO INSURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. YES, IT COULD BECOME A SLIPPERY SLOPE EVERY COMPANY IS SCARED LIKE SOMEBODY LIKE CHRISSY TEIGEN SURE SOCIAL MEDIA PATROLS AGAINST THEM. NEIL: WHAT I WORRY ABOUT, GUYS, I WAS ONE THAT USED BEN & JERRY’S ANALOGY HERE, KIND OF FUNNY IF YOU’RE ONE OF THESE FACILITIES, ESPECIALLY THE EQUINOX FITNESS AND YOU’RE EATING BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM WHILE YOU’RE ON IT BUT I THINK IT GETS PAST REALITY HERE, YOU KNOW? EVERYONE IS FREE TO THEIR OWN POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW, BUT WHEN YOU EXTEND IT, I’M GOING TO ECONOMICALLY TRY TO DESTROY THEM BECAUSE OF THAT, THAT GETS A LITTLE DANGEROUS.>>THAT IS, CASTRO COMING OUT AND DOXXING SOME OF TRUMP DONORS, THIS IS, AND SAYING SPECIFICALLY ON MSNBC, THAT IT IS FOR THE INTENT SO PEOPLE THINK TWICE BEFORE DONATING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. NEIL: DIDN’T HE REVEAL ONE OF HIS OWN PEOPLE.>>HE DID, WHICH IS SUPER IRONIC. NEIL: I THINK THAT IS CASTRO CALLING DAVID RIGHT NOW. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT, DAVID? DOES IT GO TOO FAR?>>I THINK THE OTHER THING THE COMPANIES HAVE TO BE WILLING TO STAND UP. WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE ROLE OF CITIZENS IN THIS, ALSO I THINK A LOT OF COMPANIES HAVE BEEN VERY QUICK TO CAVE. A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD FIND THEIR BUSINESS IS JUST FINE. I’M A MEMBER OF EQUINOX. IT HAS A VERY LOYAL — NEIL: I’VE SEEN YOU.>>IT HAS A LOYAL FOLLOWING. SO DOES SOULCYCLE, THEY WILL NOT BE DESTROYED BY SOMETHING LIKE THIS. NEIL: I DON’T KNOW. IN THIS CITY –>>THAT IS SO BAD, WHEN WE HAVE A CULTURE THAT IS SAYING WE’RE GOING TO PUNISH YOU FOR YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS AND TRY TO SILENCE YOU, WHAT CASTRO IS DOING. THAT IS NOT AMERICA.>>WE’VE ALSO DONE A LOT TO DIVIDE THESE THINGS. WHOLE FOODS IN THE LAST ELECTION CYCLE. WHOLE FOODS IS FOR DEMOCRATS AND OTHER SUPERMARKETS ARE FOR REPUBLICANS. NEIL: THAT IS ACCURATE.>>BUT, THERE HAS BEEN A PUSH, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE, MORE AND MORE COMPANIES ARE FOCUSED BEING VALUES ALIGNED. THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THEM. BUT THEY HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT WHAT THOSE VALUES ARE. NEIL: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND GUY RUNS — I CAN UNDERSTAND EASILY GET BLURRED. PATRICE, WHERE IS THIS GOING? BECAUSE YOU KNOW, YOU’RE FREE TO SUPPORT POLITICALLY ANYONE YOU WANT. I DON’T KNOW WHETHER HIGHER BURDEN FOR SOMEONE WHO RUN AS COMPANY, PASSIVE BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR IN THAT COMPANY, BUT, I DO THINK THAT WE HAVE TO DIAL IT BACK A LITTLE BIT?>>IT COULD HAVE A CHILLING EFFECT ON A LOT OF FOUNDERS WHO WILL SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? A LOT MAY BE CONSERVATIVE. TAX POLICIES THAT REDUCE TAXES, THAT DEREGULATE, THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TO BE CONDUCIVE TO BUSINESS IS HOW I WAS ABLE TO CREATE THIS. THEY WILL MAYBE, POTENTIALLY STEP BACK FROM, YOU KNOW, FROM SUPPORTING CANDIDATES OR POLITICIANS AND LAWMAKERS WHO CREATE PRO-BUSINESS POLICIES AND THAT WOULD BE DEVASTATING.>>HONESTLY, NEIL I THINK IT WOULD BE HURTFUL. I THINK, AS CONSUMERS WE HAVE GOT TO BE CAREFUL, PARSE WHEN WE’RE BEING USED BY CELEBRITIES FOR THEIR OWN LEFT-LEANING OR RIGHT-LEANING FRANKLY, POLITICAL, CAUSES. VERSUS REALLY UNDERSTANDING WHETHER YOU KNOW, A FOUNDER AND A COMPANY ARE DOING SOMETHING THAT’S HARMFUL. IN THIS CASE THAT IS JUST NOT THE CASE. NEIL: YOU WERE GOING TO SAY?>>I THINK THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INVESTOR, PART OF A COMPANY, BEING FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY OR CEO OF THE COMPANY IS A IMPORTANT DISTINCTION. NEIL: LIKE CHICK-FIL-A FOUNDER.>>THERE IS BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT I DON’T WANT — NEIL: CHIK-FIL-A IS DELICIOUS AS BEN & JERRY’S.>>BETWEEN WHAT THE COMPANY ACTUALLY DOES VERSUS JUST THE

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100 thoughts on “Equinox, SoulCycle respond to calls for boycotts

  1. This is free market capitalism. If you don't want to support a company with your hard-earned money, that's your prerogative. It was effective with Gillette- they lost $8 billion!

  2. This is why i watch more anime (english sub only, dub is getting too liberal) than actual shows. The liberal Borg mind has not assimilated it yet

  3. Boycotts are just the voice of the populace. In a free market we are able to use anything as a basis of our purchasing decisions. Let them boycott and thn companies may have to think about where their money comes from next time.

  4. This is no longer political you guys are a joke we are having camps for children shootings on a daily basis this is about humanity and what’s right for the world how dare you

  5. Boycotted. They're added to my list of goods and services to avoid along with Gillette, Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, etc…

  6. Why are the Right acting like this is the first time a company has been boycotted over its values, or those of its investors?!

    Isn’t that allowed in the free market?

  7. Anyone talking about boycotting the POTUS should be charged and arrested.
    Does not matter who the pres is, he was voted in. Do more next time to make sure the pres you want wins. Until then STFU.

    I do not care for the dude and always thought him winning and after Bush it is all a joke anyways.

  8. They will gain more now they have the free advertisement … Dems are switching sides everyday … Trump2020

  9. STOP CRYING. Time for a Conservative boycott. Otherwise you idiots just want to talk about it some more while we're getting the crap beaten out of us? Bring in a panel? It's so stupid. BOYCOTTS work. Use it against them.

  10. these people on fox news are not intelligent. they are scared that a majority of America truly do not like trump. and fox news is scared that this majority is willing to vote with their money right now.
    Let the market do what it wants, let the people spend their money the way they want, what's wrong with you people?

  11. Fox news: "You're free to express your beliefs, but if those beliefs inspire you to stand up against white supremacy you're doing a horrible thing."

  12. Yeah, that's right- you don't support someone who supports a dictator-wanna-be who talks about himself at the bedside of gunned down victims. He is a danger to our country and a disgrace. YES, WE BOYCOTT. It's amazing how FOX spins this crap. Do a little research people, a little research.

  13. Boycotting is a crap way of making a demonstration against big companies these days. Picking and choosing your business choice of service to your political beliefs isn’t a problem, or bad idea either. I just don’t see boycotting as a real political offensive anymore with the amount of people out there.
    Spend your money where and when you feel, but boycotting isn’t what it used to be with the sheer number of people who don’t GAF. On a large enough scale it may make a difference, but mostly it’s nothing for a lefty company to bat an eye at.
    In all my honesty, keep politics out of your business. You will drive your income out one way or the other. Keep it neutral and keep your income and notoriety.

  14. History teaches us that when religion becomes corrupt they will try to use the power of the state to advance their belief. White supremacists evangelicals are a threat to democracy

  15. Didn’t you people burn your copies of American Sniper when Bradley Cooper showEd up to the democratic national convention? 🤯
    Didn’t you people boycott the last Bourne movie when Matt Damon came out against the 2A? 🤦‍♂️

  16. Yep, you got him, you got the billionaire! You got him so good he now has to fire so many workers and you got him! You hurt his business by hurting other people’s employment… nice

  17. Trump’s base can’t afford a membership to Equinox and would’ve called it elitist three years ago… now they’re crying about Hollywood elites boycotting it lol. Equinox has only a small percentage of gyms in Trump states because they’ve deemed the rest of the Trump market unsavory. Trumpbots are a bunch of crybabies.

  18. Instead of making it possible for the environment to be conducive to business, maybe these "Founders" should work on making it possible for our environment to continue to be conducive to human life. Regulations exist for a reason. Unregulated free market capitalism could never work. Taxes exist for a reason. I don't care what your business is, it utilizes the system that we all pay into. You can't profit off of society without being a part of it.

  19. Fox is bringing it with this super intellectual debate. The host thinks corporations shouldn't be influenced by humans. What do you think?

  20. If your financial backers are holding company that your customers severely dislike they're more than welcome to cease using your services. So long as whatever pushes them to do so is stronger than your lack of self control around ice cream. Good luck, fatty. Spin classes have openings.

  21. Boycott Nike shoes: seems reasonable, I better burn all my Nike gear! That'll show those football players making millions a year!

    Boycott businesses who support Trump: HOW DARE THOSE LIBERAL SNOWFLAKES DO WHAT WE HAVE DONE COUNTLESS TIMES BEFORE

  22. This is OUTRAGEOUS!  Threatening to Boycott a business because they or their owner are holding a fundraiser for the CURRENT PRESIDENT of the United States?!?  Idiots!!

  23. Let me guess Equinox and SoulCycle are sponcers of Fox too? Seems like they must pay so much too get such free advertising.

  24. I thought it was illegal to use intimidation to coerce people for political views to force people to vote for your party? It sounds like election interference and voter intimidation.

  25. I am lazy as fuk but I am going to join the stupid bike gym eating chcken file. I do NOT use starsucks,gillette,and kellogs because they are left traitors. MAGA 🇺🇸 FOREVER TRUMP 🇺🇸

  26. These propaganda foxnuts are egging crazy AF! Trump is a race-baiting, ignorant, greedy, traitorous, unAmerican SOB…and so are his supporters! Period!! These ppl are sitting here talking about it’s dangerous to boycott businesses based on who they support, when they have literally voted for a 🤡 who fires & bullies any & everyone who doesn’t support him! Lol. And who gives AF if billionaires stop funneling money 💰 to political candidates? WE THE
    PEOPLE should be in control of who gets in office, not corporate donors. Soul cycle issued that statement real quick because the6 know who spends spends 💴 at their gyms! The clown 🤡 divided Americans & the ignorant right cheered. Happy he turned politics into a playground fight. Well, I’m all for ppl picking a side & being conscious of where/how they spend their cash. My membership is CANCELLED, whether it makes a difference or not!

  27. Everyone has a right to support their candidate and everyone has a right to boycott them for making that choice! So it's that simple.
    Boycotting and Strikes are strong detergents and useful tools.

  28. BOYCOTT! Why does Fox Business hate free-market capitalism? In a free market, consumers get to boycott businesses they don't like. End of story.

  29. If Congress won't get the man baby out of office the people will if our votes don't count hit those rich old white guys where they care most the wallet

  30. Fox takes a break from encouraging its viewers to boycott Nike and burn their sneakers because of Colin Kaepernick's political views to say it's wrong to boycott businesses because the owner has right-wing political views. Funny how that works on Fox.

  31. I’d love to see the shift in demographic after this. Socially speaking it will be interesting to see the outcome after memberships have run out.

  32. And people have the right to boycott a company they don't align with. Lol I haven't eaten at chik-fil-a in years unless it's the day they have free food, I don't give my money to them.
    Companies need to stop getting involved in politics.

  33. it's not fuckin ridiculous to boycott just because it's a 'free country'. boycotts frequently occur over ideological beliefs, regardless if it's 'legal' to support them, so don't call it 'ridiculous'.

  34. Republicans love communism too bad for them that everyone is leaving the party in droves and trumps approval is sitting at 34% lol 😂😂

  35. Wow cool….. wouldn't have to work out with hateful liberals….. You will get 10 fold more business…
    Didn't realize how easy it is to get rid of the trash liars…. WTG

  36. Wow cool….. wouldn't have to work out with hateful liberals….. You will get 10 fold more business…
    Didn't realize how easy it is to get rid of the trash liars…. WTG

  37. Me: WTF is this?
    Answer: Boycotting Trump.
    Me: Bwahahahahah. Suck it up buttercup. Capitalism is voting with your dollars.

  38. The fitness centers should now give a discount to new members that are republicans . Then we will see the snow flakes cry about that . I can just hear them now ,That's not far just because we are boycotting them doesn't mean they can give republicans a discount and not use .

  39. The gym rooms were cycling in darkness? They were doing exercise in darkness and don't know whom they are working out? Oh there is a registry of their exercising equipment. What's a equipment? Equipment comes with a pealed banana🍌 and 🍩.

    The flat tax plate is separated for fraud. Put more tax on haha and her friend Ivanka clothes business.

  40. They watched too much Trevor Noah and forgot he's supposed to be a comedian and isn't a journalist. Sadly, this is a larger chunk of the population than I would hope for, but I know there is limited time to expose ourselves to both sides or research source data. There really is very little substantial context for most of the hate mongering found in these radicalized uninformed viewpoints of Trump. Is he an angel? No. Is he any of the negative things he gets thrown at him by the [far] left 'news' media? No.

  41. What would happen if all Republican Ranchers and Farmers decided to Boycott Democrat Cities and Companies ?

  42. Individuals or businesses who organize boycotts as a means or controlling other people's behavior re bullies…plain and simple and people will rebel against any such attitudes and blatant controlling actions !! They still don't realize that people can make up their own minds and will, no matter what ! My comment below lists Trump's accomplishments and also the "actions" of the left. Enjoy and use it as an intelligent conversation tool. PEACE !

  43. Castro has dropped 11 points , Karma in play. The democrat just can't help themselves. I bet Castro regrets what he has done.

  44. Cavuto said left and right. When have the right ever boycott anything? I hate Starbucks because the coffee is very expensive. I make my own.

  45. Talking about the movie "The Hunt", Trump is right when saying, "Hollywood is racist." Trump knows exactly what he’s talking about when it comes to leftists attacking his supporters. Of 63 million Americans who voted for Trump in the 2016 election, about 13 million (21%) were minorities including Hispanic, Asian, Black and others. A white character said in the movie, "Nothing better than going out to the manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables." Hillary famously dubbed Trump supporters, deplorables during the 2016 election. If you don't think slaughtering Africa-American, Hispanic, Asian and other minority voters, is racist, what else it should be? Even worse, the dialogue not only absolutely proved this movie racist but also intentionally promoted white supremacy. NBC Universal Studio's abhorrent meaningless "The Hunt" is nothing but promoting white supremacy and glorifying ultra violence. Hollywood is in fact totally racist.

  46. We should all boycott companies that donate to causes we don't agree with for two reasons.

    1. We need to counter the Lefts ability to use economic influence to manipulate our political process

    2. And most importantly, we need to boycott companies to begin to take back the lobbying problem we have in this country. Big business & corrupt politcal orgs need to let people influence policy & boycotts could help foster the demise of the corrupt lobbying constituency

  47. We should all boycott companies that donate to causes we don't agree with for two reasons.

    1. We need to counter the Lefts ability to use economic influence to manipulate our political process

    2. And most importantly, we need to boycott companies to begin to take back the lobbying problem we have in this country. Big business & corrupt politcal orgs need to let people influence policy & boycotts could help foster the demise of the corrupt lobbying constituency.

    I will never eat Ben & Jerry's or buy from Whole Foods. Besides, Graeter's ice cream is far superior!

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