• Check the Address Before You Boycott Arizona

    Some opponents of Arizona's new immigration law have called for boycotts of Arizona companies, which they have every right to do, because it's a free country (unless you're driving around Arizona looking sort of brown). Careful, though: not all Arizona companies are based in Arizona.

    Is that confusing? Here, have a nice cold iced tea and think it over…

    Comedian George Lopez chimed in on the controversial Arizona immigration law via Twitter this week, writing that he "went to buy a AriZona Iced Tea – they asked me for my documentation. So I bought HORCHATA instead!"

    The joke made waves on Twitter and was retweeted so many times the tea brand became a trending topic.

    Nice one, George. I'm sure AriZona Iced Tea executives had a good chuckle, right after they finished posting a public disclosure on the company website…

    "We have become aware of misinformation being circulated about AriZona Beverages and we would like to make sure statements about our company are correct," [chairman Don] Vultaggio's letter read. "As many of you know, AriZona Beverages proudly traces its origins back to New York. [...] For the last 16 years our headquarters have remained on Long Island where we continue to sell and distribute AriZona Iced Teas and beverages."

    Also, FYI, that band Phoenix is from France. And Tombstone Pizza is a division of an Illinois-based company.

    John McCain, though… definitely headquartered in Arizona.


    Tags: Arizona, Hispanic, Immigration, John McCain, Twitter

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