Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Goya Beans, and It’s Sparked an Internet Backlash

AbGardner

Ivanka Trump is back in the social media crossfire. And it's about Goya beans.

Some background info: You may have heard that there's currently an effort underway to boycott Goya products after the company's CEO, Robert Unanue, praised Ivanka's dad. “We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder," he said. “And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and to grow.” Celebrities and politicians, including Chrissy Teigen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have all expressed their support for boycotting the brand.

Now Ivanka, who also serves as a senior adviser to the president, has weighed in. She posted an image of herself holding a can of Goya beans across her social media platforms with the caption, “If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”

The online response was swift…and harsh. Some questioned the ethics behind a government official appearing to endorse a brand. “White House advisor Ivanka Trump promoting Goya seems like it could raise potential ethics issues since executive branch employees other than the president are prohibited from using public office ‘for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise,’” researcher and writer Anna Massogolia tweeted.

“Senior advisor to the president endorsing a product - using the company’s own advertising line. Ethics rules do not allow it - and pretty much unimaginable in previous administrations,” MSNBC correspondent Chris Jansing wrote.

Others had some jokes.

While President Trump didn't comment on his daughter's tweet, on July 15 he wrote, “.@GoyaFoods is doing GREAT. The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!”

It remains to be seen whether Ivanka Trump will be charged with any ethics violations.

Watch Now: Glamour Video.

Originally Appeared on Glamour

More From