The #BoycottHawaii hashtag is currently trending on Twitter, and hundreds of users — both in support of and against the notion — are weighing in. Some say they are canceling their travel plans while others plan never to set foot on the islands again.
Many local folks, however, seem to think it’s Trump supporters’ loss. Even Sen. Brian Schatz had something to say about the hashtag.
We compiled some of the top responses from both sides, so you don’t have to weather the tweetstorm yourself:
Landess Kearns is the audience development editor for Civil Beat. She helps curate Civil Beat’s social media feeds and writes the Morning Beat newsletter.
Landess grew up in Honolulu and is a graduate of Punahou School. After high school, she left Oahu and moved to the midwest, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English writing at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.
After receiving her diploma, Landess came to her senses and returned to the Aloha State to begin her professional career. Prior to joining the Civil Beat team in January 2017, Landess was senior editor at HuffPost Hawaii, a partnership between Civil Beat and The Huffington Post. She also previously held positions at Pacific Business News and the U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters.