A brewery outside of Chicago cut ties with Donald Trump and renamed one of its beers following the reality-TV star and Republican presidential candidate’s remarks calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and drug dealers.
Andres Araya, the Latino co-owner of the 5 Rabbit Cerveceria brewery told Chicago radio station WBEZ that he would stop making beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar.
“We would be doing an injustice to the community we serve (and live in) by engaging in business with someone who does not accept our role in society and expresses a rhetoric of hate and ignorance towards us,” Araya said in a statement to WBEZ.
“We are active members of this immigrant community and we need to stand up for ourselves, and more importantly, for those who do not have the voice or means to do so. The very foundation of the United States of America was built on acceptance and inclusion. That is what drew us here, and that´s what why we feel so strongly about this,” he continued. “As a company, an integral part of our vision reads that we are ‘not only based in, but also look to promote a strong and positive image of Latin America, its heritage and people.’ It would be hypocritical of us to sustain the relationship.”
The brewery still has some leftover beer from the collaboration with Rebar, however. So 5 Rabbit Cerveceria has renamed its summer golden ale “Chinga Tu Pelo,” which translates to “Fuck Your Hair” in English, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Following Trump’s remarks on Mexican immigrants, NBC Universal and Univision also both cut ties with Trump.