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As Trump Resists Equality, Gay Activist Calls For 'Celebrity Apprentice' Boycott

DonaldPointing Gay rights groups and activists are rightfully upset with potential presidential candidate Donald Trump after he said he's not only against marriage equality, but also opposes any extension civil benefits.

Now New York-based rabble-rouser Allen Roskoff, who called Trump's stance "unconscionable," thinks supporters of equality should boycott Trump's show, Celebrity Apprentice, as well as the business man's other ventures.

"Not only should gays be furious, we should be boycotting the products of the advertisers on his TV show, and certainly boycotting his casinos and hotels and apartment buildings," said the long-time activist, who also described Trump an "extreme bigot."

Roskoff continued, "[Trump's] game plan is to appeal to the extreme right. How he does business in New York, how he's tolerated is beyond me. I think things are going to change for him."

Will you join this boycott? Will it work? Does Celebrity Apprentice still have viewers, anyway? How is that possible?

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  1. A stupid move for a business man. He has no chance of getting elected to anything, let alone president. The legions of closet skeletons will certainly come out starting with his bankruptcies and well publicized divorce. His NY worldliness will certainly not appeal to the Southern Christians who will be required for him to win the nomination and his financial freewheeling will be considered dangerous in terms of a national economy.

    So in the end, all he has done is piss off a demographic with a lot of disposable income. I certainly will never again patronize a Trump business.

    Posted by: Chadd | Mar 7, 2011 10:18:54 AM


  2. Sure, I'll continue to not watch his show. Easy enough.

    Posted by: Wes | Mar 7, 2011 10:25:59 AM


  3. Let's be honest here what queen in their right mind every patronized one of his gaudy establishments anyway ? Maybe some eurotrash queens that don't know any better but really, gold and marble and fake potted plants anyone ? The man has always been an example of taste free tackiness. It's hardly a boycott when we had very little to do with the old bigot in the first place. The queens that do his wife's hair should take their curling tongs elsewhere, along with her make up team, stylist etc. Love to see her blacklisted from stores in manhattan as she saunters around trying to spend his money...or is he even still married ? I can barely keep up with old lech.

    Posted by: Paul | Mar 7, 2011 10:29:05 AM


  4. Dissappointment. I liked The Donald. His hatred of Rosie gave me pause. But now I am 100% against La Trump. Sorry Donald, i just can't justify you anymore. Boycott on!

    Posted by: New jersey gurl | Mar 7, 2011 10:37:30 AM


  5. Do anyone besides mafia dons and this clown still wear those shiny shark skin suits? It bespeaks "sleazy."

    Posted by: candideinnc | Mar 7, 2011 10:38:30 AM


  6. first of all....who watches this lame show? Seriously....second WHY THE HELL you keep on watching it? I saw a few episodes with cindy lauper just because she was in the show...but that was it. THIS GUY IS A LOSER.

    Posted by: Bosie | Mar 7, 2011 10:38:45 AM


  7. Boycotting "Celebrity Apprentice" is like giving up brussel sprouts for Lent.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 7, 2011 10:41:53 AM


  8. Hard to boycott someone who I never supported to begin with. Anyone who has lived here in NYC for a long time knows how Trump and his father were sleazy landlords who were always screwing people over. His tacky taste in buildings and women just added to his ice factor.

    Anyone who watches his reality crap is an idiot, I doubt they'd have the sense to understand a boycott.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Mar 7, 2011 10:42:32 AM


  9. I watched a few minutes last night and that show is atrocious. It's beyond me why that show has been on for so many seasons. Boycott is very easy at this point.

    Posted by: Maverick69 | Mar 7, 2011 10:58:30 AM


  10. Yeah, pretty much what I was going to be said has been already. But this message does need to be sent nationwide, this man is a toxic bigot, on top of being a sleaze, and a boycott is in order. Hit him in the pocketbook, that's all he cares about.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 7, 2011 11:02:48 AM


  11. I feel sorry for the gay and lesbian employee's of Trump. They now know that their boss thinks of them as inferior beings. It's just too bad the gay community is fragmented, since an all out boycott of Trump, his show and holdings would be warranted. Guess he is only an Equal Opportunity employer when/where the law requires it. He'd probably make a killing in third world countries.

    It is also too bad that Hollywood is supportive of this man. Through his recent statements, he 'tolerates' gays and the gay community. Personally, never cared for the man, so for me supporting a boycott is a no-brainer. He thinks too much of himself. Doesn't believe in gay marriage or gay rights, but has no qualms about being married three times!

    The Apprentice forum can be found @ http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showforum=6

    However, they will probably censor any posts dealing with his LGBT issues.

    Posted by: CB | Mar 7, 2011 11:15:01 AM


  12. Donald Trump: another reason why NBC sucks!!!!

    Posted by: X | Mar 7, 2011 11:15:34 AM


  13. BOYCOTT! Buy/watch NOTHING associated with Trump!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Mar 7, 2011 11:17:11 AM


  14. Why do anything? Trump is his own worst enemy. Let him talk and he'll hang himself with his own tongue.

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 7, 2011 11:20:31 AM


  15. This will be the easiest boycott ever!

    Posted by: Jerry | Mar 7, 2011 11:23:04 AM


  16. i don't watch his show but i would certainly write a letter to his sponsors, if such a list should ever appear. i think a massive campaign like this would send a greater message than a boycott of an inane tv show.

    Posted by: deedrdo | Mar 7, 2011 11:54:46 AM


  17. I don't watch Trumps crap of a show...BUT after telling my MOM his comments...she no longer does and she's started the conversation with her senior friends who lets face it...are the only ones that part themselves in front of broadcast TV on Sunday nights...
    And guess what....THEY have nieces and nephews who are gay or lesbian and they don't like it.

    Posted by: mcNnyc | Mar 7, 2011 12:20:58 PM


  18. I never watched anyway. I was going to this season just to see my NeNe. Seriously, he always talks about running but never actually does. Would you vote in this economy for a man who's claim to fame is, "You're Fired"?

    Posted by: GeoMc | Mar 7, 2011 12:33:41 PM


  19. Sponsors are very important to Celebrity Apprentice

    "Continuing to revolutionize brand integration on television, "The Celebrity Apprentice" welcomes world class brands on (current) season 11, including: 7-Up, OnStar, Australian Gold, Camping World, ACN, Omaha Steaks, and Farouk Hair Systems.

    "This season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' is going to be fantastic," said Donald Trump, host and executive producer. "Our cast and the tasks they perform in conjunction with our sponsor partners are just outstanding. As the top television shows for product placement and brand integration, 'The Apprentice' proves the extraordinary value we offer to our sponsor partners.""

    Posted by: Jonster | Mar 7, 2011 1:18:01 PM


  20. Boycott Trump's business empire.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Mar 7, 2011 1:37:29 PM


  21. I'd like to boycott Trump, but I've never watched the show.

    Posted by: Drew | Mar 7, 2011 1:41:33 PM


  22. ghastly creature...do we know anyone that knows them?another parvenue couple to be avoided...they are after all 'business' people...sort of places them huh? Besides:"one should never draw attention to that which is unattractive or distasteful"...so thats the end of it....

    Posted by: booka | Mar 7, 2011 1:42:13 PM


  23. gays can't marry once but he can marry as many times as he likes , that is a great set of values. he wants to defend marriage as many times as it takes to find the right defense
    or bimbo, which every comes first. boycott the casino'e with his name are the worst anyway. his products are flashy but cheap.his money has always been his main interest.

    Posted by: walter | Mar 7, 2011 1:46:29 PM


  24. I'll have to give up Miss USA and Miss Universe, but it needs to be done with the recent comments of Donald Trump.

    He does know who works backstage at these events. He does? Great. :(

    Posted by: Cade | Mar 7, 2011 2:09:54 PM


  25. Some of the sponsor brands to boycott that I've found so far include: 7-Up, OnStar, Australian Gold, Camping World, ACN, Omaha Steaks, and Farouk Hair Systems.

    Posted by: Lucas | Mar 7, 2011 4:01:57 PM


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