Sunday, 24 January 2021

Four-year ban on American products ends as bitter orange tart departs

A Belgian bar that banned all American products in protest against against President Donald Trump is now back selling Coca-Cola and American whiskey after the inauguration of new President Joe Biden.


In early 2017, Caf
é ZeeZicht declared that it would stop selling all US products in protest at the election of the Tangerine Tyrant. 

“Now that Joe Biden is president, we are going to sell Coca-Cola and American cigarettes and whiskey again,” David Joris, manager of the ZeeZicht, told Radio 2, as reported by the Brussels Times.

“We had promised that and we are now going to reintroduce American products into our range.”

This isn’t the first time the bar has instituted a boycott. It also refuses to sell beers by brewing giant AB-InBev after job layoffs at Belgian breweries.

“We don’t have anything against Americans, or America or American products,” Joris told the Washington Post when the ban was first announced. “On the contrary. I like to drink Coca-Cola in the summers. I like Bob Dylan. I like working on Apple computers. It’s just our statement. It’s our way of reacting.”

The bar found difficulty replacing Tabasco sauce and Coke - but maintained its boycott until the bitter orange tart left office.

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