Lots of our barista buddies have dark dreams of smashing Keurig coffee machines. Now, the internet is awash with images of the controversial single cup brewing systems being destroyed–but, the destruction’s not inspired by qualms about coffee quality or waste & the environment. No, the carnage cafe is the work of Sean Hannity supporters angry about Keurig’s decision to pull advertising from the right-wing pundit’s radio and television shows.
The brew-haha began when Hannity appeared to defend embattled Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. Last week, a Washington Post story quoted four women who said that Moore pursue relationships with them while they were teenagers in the 70’s and 80’s. The youngest accuser was 14 -years-old at the time of alleged encounters.
Moore then appeared on Hanity’s show to defend himself, stating “Not generally no” after Hannity asked him whether he dated teenagers while in his 30’s. “I’m not going to dispute anything, but I don’t remember anything like that,” he told the host. “I don’t remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother.”
Hannity cautioned his viewers not to pass immediate judgement, questioned the accusers’ motivations, and in one gaffe, accidentally labeled the alleged relationships as “consensual.”
Eloquii, 23 and Me, Nature’s Bounty, and Keurig all pulled their advertising in response. However, the coffee company seems to be taking the brunt of the alt-right backlash. Hashtags like #KeurigSmashChallenge and #BoycottKeurig quickly spring up on social media.
However, let’s put politics aside and enjoy these, admittedly entertaining, videos of Keurig’s getting smashed.
Liberals are offended by this video of a Keurig being thrown off of a building.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 12, 2017
All these #BoycottKuerig #KeurigSmashChallenge idiots killing their overpriced only give you one cup of coffee & cause more trash..idiots. Should have paid $40 for .@HamiltonBeach instead. #tastesbetter #madenearamerica pic.twitter.com/1XXilWwfPL
— realSarcasticRussian (@hmmmtastybrains) November 13, 2017
— Snoop Bailey (@vol80) November 12, 2017
FINALLY FOUND AN ISSUE I CAN REALLY GET BEHIND. I’M TALKING TO ALL PATRIOTS OUT THERE — ALL PATRIOTS — DO NOT SUPPORT KEURINNITY– JOIN ME IN THE SMASH KEURIG CHALLENGE #KeurigSmashChallenge#BoycottKeurig #IStandWithHannity #SundayMornin #MAGA #ImagineActuallyCaringThisMuch pic.twitter.com/ZM8edh8Cxu
— Elliott Morgobblin’ (@ElliottcMorgan) November 13, 2017
— Reverend Bob Levy (@TheRevBobLevy) November 12, 2017
— Dave Lew (@NoBearing) November 13, 2017
Dear Keurig, I have had some version of your product in my home for over 10 years, but guess what…THAT ENDS TODAY! Just as it is your freedom to choose where you advertise, it is also my freedom to be free from you. You side with MSM REPROBATE I can fix that! #BoycottKeurig pic.twitter.com/v0EOk5Mwsp
— BrewOnThis® (@BrewOnThis) November 12, 2017
KEURIG DOWN! E-tool won & completely destroyed cut in half my home Keurig K475 all Keurig related products purged & in garbage can will not buy your products! Tomorrow will throw Keurig & all products at my office in garbage! .@seanhannity #BoycottKeurig pic.twitter.com/XjrTqbJTSI
— William B. (@willbarrett_1) November 12, 2017
Of course, critics of Hannity (and child molestation have some solid responses also.)
— I. J. Reilly (@Reilly_I_J) November 13, 2017
the best thing about #KeurigSmashChallenge is that keurig doesn’t give a fuck about what you do to their coffee machine after you’ve paid them for it, completely defeating the purpose of the “challenge” in the first place
— christian. (@the_deange) November 13, 2017
But, of course, fans of good coffee are laughing hardest of all…
If you’re smashing your Keurig machine because you believe in truth, why didn’t you smash it when I told you it didn’t make anything close to real coffee? #KeurigSmashChallenge
— Scott Rogers (@bigscotty) November 13, 2017