If this is what NBA critics mean by refusing to financially support China-backed basketball players, the movement is strong.
However, the protest in purchasing may have been too harsh on Lakers forward Anthony Davis, whose featured Ruffles flavor — Lime & Jalapeño — were seen nearly untouched as grocery shoppers frantically hit New Orleans shelves to stock up for Hurricane Ida.
Twitter user Christian Voelkel released the video, whose caption read: no one wants this a**holes ruffles. Also spotted in the video is a discount/bargain sticker beneath the bags, implying that the crisps have long been in low demand.
After Davis played with the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans for seven seasons, his open interest in the Lakers set the wheels in motion for a blockbuster trade.
New Orleans fans grew resentful of their former No. 1 overall pick’s decision and have long held a grudge against AD — which only worsen with Davis’ championship win in 2020. Like Pepperidge Farms, the fan base never forgot.
Like a trip down memory aisle, Louisiana stores were stripped nearly bare by the panicked customers anticipating Ida, recalling the empty shelves across America in March 2020. Impervious to natural disasters, the Anthony Davis-branded Ruffles chips now joins Dasani’s ranks of most undesired grocery products.
A Twitter user’s response to the video featured another item worth joining the Menu of Misfit Products: smooth penne.
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