Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig is the target of nearly 12,000 petitioners who are urging the company to change the venue of next year’s KitchenAid-sponsored Senior PGA Championship, which is being held at Trump National Golf Club in Washington.
In a reference to presumptive Republican presidential nominee and golf course owner Donald Trump, the online petition argues that “racism, sexism, Islamophobia and hatred are no way to sell appliances.”
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The effort was started by Care2, a self-described “social network of 30 million citizen activists.” The organization claims that a previous petition that collected 95,000 signatures persuaded the PGA to move its World Championship of Golf tourney from the Trump National Doral in Miami to a course outside Mexico City.
KitchenAid, the premium Whirlpool brand, sponsored the 2016 Senior PGA Championship last month near company headquarters in Benton Harbor, Mich., and is slated to do so again in 2018.