Why would they take the photo down?
Whole Foods took down a photo of the National Guardsmen it fed after backlash on social media.
The company posted a photo to Facebook and Instagram of members of the National Guard holding a bag of its groceries. The National Guard has been called in to Baltimore to help manage the protests that have broken out in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death.
“We teamed up with Whole Foods Market Mt. Washington to make sandwiches for the men and women keeping Baltimore safe. We are so thankful to have them here and they’re pumped for Turkey & Cheese!” Whole Foods Market Harbor East posted on Facebook and Instagram.
But the post quickly drew the ire of some social media users.
“As Baltimore’s poorest kids are left hungry due to school closure (no school lunch), @WholeFoods feeds the oppressor,” one Twitter user wrote.
“The stunt @WholeFoods in #Baltimore pulled today opened my eyes. I used to love Whole Foods, but I can’t support the company anymore. #Bye,” another user tweeted.