Friday, October 12, 2012
Jane Lynch Boycotts Amway
Glee star Jane Lynch has signed on to the global boycott of Amway Corp. in response to company president Doug DeVos' personal donation of $500,000 to a conservative group that has worked to ban gay marriage. Fred Karger says he launched the boycott of the Ada-based company and other DeVos family businesses including the Orlando Magic basketball team because of that donation.
Lynch “grabbed the pen out of my hand and signed away,” said Fred Karger, explaining the actress’ response when he asked for her support of the boycott he started in early August. It extends to parent company Alticor and all other DeVos family businesses, including the Orlando Magic basketball team.
"As private citizens, the DeVos family supports causes and organizations that advocate for policies aligned to their personal beliefs," an Amway spokeswoman said previously. The company declined to say whether it has felt any impact from the boycott. Amway's founding families have never been shy about their conservative views. They have given to many conservatives causes over the years including the Republican party.