FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean likes to remain out of politics, but a donation by a member of the Bean household is placing the retailer on the defensive.
The Maine-based mostly firm issued a press release late Sunday after being focused for boycott for alleged ties to Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
The founders of the hashtag #GrabYourWallet included Bean on the record after The Related Press reported that L.L. Bean’s granddaughter, Linda Bean, contributed $60,000 to a political motion committee supporting Trump. The donation exceeded the PAC’s contribution restrict.
Bean Chairman Shawn Gorman stated he’s “deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L. Bean as a supporter of any political agenda.” He stated there are 9 different board members and 50 household house owners and that Linda Bean’s donation shouldn’t converse for all of them.