Pizza Hut, a global pizza giant, is making headlines as calls to boycott the chain gain momentum. The hashtag #BoycottPizzaHut is trending on social media, fueled by the revelation that the brand’s Israeli franchises are delivering free meals to military bases.
The support Pizza Hut counter-movement
#BoycottPizzaHut quickly became a trending topic online, but not everyone is on board. Supporters argue that boycotting a food-delivery chain over political views is unnecessary, giving rise to the hashtag #SupportPizzaHut.
Pizza Hut and political controversies: Not the first time
Interestingly, this isn’t Pizza Hut’s first time with controversy. Pizza Hut previously faced criticism for a controversial advert by its Israeli branch, leading to social media-driven boycotts.
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Yum Brands, the parent company of Pizza Hut, has extended its reach into Israeli startups, raising ethical questions about corporate involvement in regions marked by geopolitical conflicts.