After a federal court in Hawaii ruled Wednesday to place a hold on President Trump’s revised travel ban, supporters of the president (and his immigration policies) began pushing for a boycott against the Aloha State using the hashtag #BoycottHawaii.
Outraged advocates for the ban say they're now planning to stop buying products from the state, and some have claimed they've even cancelled already booked vacations.
But the proposed boycott has already had one major unintended consequence.
It turns out, many Hawaiian residents—some of whom have a love/hate relationship with tourists from the mainland—don’t seem too upset about the idea of less crowded beaches and non-natives no longer ‘desecrating’ their sacred lands.
Yes Trumpers, #BoycottHawaii. We only want kind, accepting, loving, non judgemental, respectful, tolerant, tourists here in our islands 🤙🏽— Stan Godinet (@SGodinet808) March 17, 2017
#BoycottHawaii maybe now we can tear down their vacation homes that they stay in one week out of the year— School Boy Kū (@KulanaWilhelm) March 16, 2017
Although the so-called deplorables are trying to punish Hawaii and its residents by hurting its tourism industry, the state's residents appear to be looking forward to empty beaches and less traffic.
#BoycottHawaii amused me because I'm sure Native Hawaiians have wanted white people off their sacred land for years— April Ludgate (@N8VChey) March 16, 2017
#BoycottHawaii Best news I've heard all day! Fewer narrow-minded bigots littering our beaches and mocking our traditions. Mahalo iā ʻoukou!— GinGin (@gmkaras) March 16, 2017
With no Trump supporters around, anti-Trumpers seem to be finding the idea of an island devoid of presidential devotees all the more appealing.
Boycotts (and "buy-cotts") have played a major role pitting Trump supporters against those who disagree with his policies. Recently, supports of the president, and the first family, launched a similar boycott against Nordstrom after the department store decided to drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. In January, when Starbucks announced it would hire 10,000 refugees, many Trump supporters pledged to stop buying the chain's coffee.