A petition has been filed that calls for the severing of ties between Macy’s and Donald Trump, one of the department stores many spokespeople.
Nearly half a million people have endorsed the letter at SignOn.org which accuses Trump of being sexist and of spreading false ideas about President Obama's citizenship and global warming.
Over 465,000 people have put their signatures on the letter.
Here is the petition in full:
"Recently, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren sent Donald Trump a letter touting how excited Macy's was to be working with Trump and promising to expand Trump's brand even further than it already is.
But, why is Macy's celebrating Trump?
Donald Trump engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior. He has:
- Long engaged in sexist behavior. Trump has a long record of personally attacking women he disagrees by calling them "unattractive," ugly or fat. He once sent a target a personal note telling her that she has the "face of a dog." Not even his own daughter is immune to Trump's sexism. While referring to his daughter, Trump observed: "She does have a very nice figure...if [she] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
- Hypocritically complained about jobs being shipped overseas to China, despite the fact that almost his entire clothing line sold at Macy's is made in China and other Asian nations.
- Use his public platform to deny the reality of climate change. Following Hurricane Sandy, Trump publicly declared: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
- Perpetuated the racially charged birther conspiracy, repeatedly arguing that President Obama has been lying and was not born in the United States.
The list goes on. But the point remains, Macy's should dump Trump.
Macy's boasts about its social responsibility policy, which reads: "There is no shortage of talk about the obligation of public companies to be socially responsible to the people and communities where they do business. At Macy’s, Inc., we hold those same beliefs – along with a belief that actions speak louder than words when it comes to helping tackle some of the toughest problems facing us today."
Indeed Macy's. Actions speak louder than words. So, act and dump Trump."
E! Online reports that Michael Cohen, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to the Donald, questioned the "legitimacy and accuracy" of the website and the number of signatures it has collected.
"The Trump Organization values its long standing relationship with Macy's and looks forward to many more years of continued success," he told E! News.
A rep for SignOn.org responded however that all the signatures on the petition are unique email addresses.
"SignOn.org can absolutely verify that the petition has been signed by over 400,000 unique and active email address signatures (and growing). Our system automatically deletes any names of people who attempt to sign more than once," the nonprofit's director, Steven Biel, told the entertainment news outlet.
Donald Trump himself has yet to comment on the petition
My name is Carey Vanderborg and I'm a journalist working in New York City. I love food, travel, craft beer, live music and writing about all of the above.