More than 200,000 people deleted their apps for Uber, the ridesharing startup, after the hashtag #DeleteUber was created last weekend, according to a report from The New York Times. On Saturday, people gathered at John F. Kennedy International Airport to protest President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration restrictions.Then, around the same time that the New York Taxi Workers Alliance announced it would not be serving JFK Airport between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. (E.T.) (to stand in solidarity with the protestors), Uber tweeted that it had turned off its surge pricing. Many customers interpreted the ridesharing company's willingness to continue service at JFK as a disruption to the taxi drivers' boycott.
The report of how many people deleted the app came out Wednesday night, after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced he was quitting his position as a member of President Trump's economic advisory committee.
Many brands--if perceived to be for or against some of President Trump's actions--have been the subject of wrath on social media, and it's been difficult to quantify just how much damage the social revolts have had on the companies' sales. Last night, Nordstrom announced that it would stop carrying Ivanka Trump's line of women's clothing, shoes, and handbags due to "poor sales." The company did not specify how much sales have declined. Ivanka's line was one of the brands targeted by the #GrabYourWallet campaign, which encouraged consumers to stop buying products associated with the Trump family.