A businessman writing checks to a group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama owns some Taco Bell franchises in Florida.
So that means Taco Bell itself backs a Republican accused of child molestation?
That’s the twisted logic of folks spreading the word that the fast-food company is turning their stomachs politically.
Hoax-busting site Snopes.com has examined the facts behind the belief — Taco Bell (or its owner) is the main financier of Alabama politician Roy Moore’s Senate campaign — and concluded: “Mostly false.”
“Taco Bell is under the ownership of parent company Yum! Brands, which does donate to political candidates but which does not appear to have donated to Moore’s campaign,” Snopes said Wednesday after a Daily Beast story fueled the errant outrage.
Peter Nicholas, the donor in question, “is not the owner of either Taco Bell or Yum! Brands,” Snopes said. “He only owns Taco Bell franchises in Florida…. The majority of Taco Bells are neither owned nor operated by Nicholas. Calls for a boycott or an appeal to the chain’s corporate offices appear to be misguided.”
Some who didn’t get the memo:
I hate to get political @tacobell , but with Peter Nicholas financially supporting Roy Moore, I will not be visiting Taco Bell any more. Hundreds of thousands more too. #MAGA #MOORESENATE #ImpeachTrump #TrumpResign
— Brian Teal (@brianrteal) November 29, 2017
THE OWNER OF TACO BELL RICHARD VIHLEIN NEED TO BE BOYCOTT, BECAUSE HE SUPPORT A CHILD MOLESTER JUDGE ROY MOORE OF ALABAMA.
— Garrett Shaw (@babygarrett60) November 30, 2017
Owners of Home Depot and Taco Bell are big conservative PAC donors- to Roy Moore, among other GOP campaigns…
— Politics 2017 (@Awps_Politics) November 29, 2017
— Gladiator Stacie (@StillStacie) November 29, 2017
Eating at Taco Bell supports Child Abuse.https://t.co/muuvQEapos
— Evan Fisher (@evnla1) November 29, 2017
— NotsoFatmatt🌐 (@NotsoFatmattYT) November 28, 2017
So,@TacoBell,you support Pedophile Roy Moore -no more business for you -NO support for pedophiles #@tacoBellsupportspedos
— Geek Hillbilly (@GeekHillbilly) November 28, 2017
@spurs @Popvich@Taco Bell supports Roy Moore, the pedophile, according to sources. If true I respectfully ask Spurs stop advertising them at their games. Respectfully, a Spurs Fan
— LA HILLARY FOLLOWER (@pasandotiempo) November 30, 2017
I just learned @tacobell is a main financial backer of pedophile candidate Roy Moore.
Looks like I wont be eating there anymore.
— Leigh (@LeighAvynn) November 29, 2017
@tacobell Supporting Roy Moore? I guess you really ARE the diarrhea store.
— Carol C (@witchywoman79) November 28, 2017
After finding out that Taco Bell's a major supporter of Roy Moore, their corporate office contact info and created a screenshot of it. Feel free to call, fax, tweet and email them that you're going to boycott their restaurants until they withdraw their support for this pedophile. pic.twitter.com/8C67Gl5ZoJ
— Aupuni O Hawai'i (@apohi21) November 28, 2017
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