Conservatives on social media are expressing outrage and calling for boycotts against Skittles due to the brand’s pro-LGBTQ+ packaging in collaboration with GLAAD. The packaging features a predominantly black and white design with a rainbow band, illustrations of young people, and phrases like “Black Trans Lives Matter” and “Joy Is Resistance.” Some conservatives have criticized the pro-transgender messaging and accused the brand of targeting children. This backlash against LGBTQ+ messaging by companies has been increasing recently. Some have mocked this trend, while others point out the lack of outrage over child sexual abuse cases involving religious leaders. Similar boycott calls have impacted other brands in the past, with varying degrees of long-term effects.
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.