Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote in January 2013 that Obamacare wasn't a form socialism -- as he had called it in 2009 -- but "more like fascism."
Despite being known for edgy and controversial clothing, Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne's support of anti-gay marriage presidential candidate Rick Santorum led to a boycott, according to the Washington Post.
Yoga apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica may have annoyed some of its more egalitarian customers when it included a quote from Ayn Rand's famously pro-capitalist novel Atlas Shrugged on its bags, the New York Times reported. Founder and chairman Dennis J. Wilson is a known fan of the book.
New Balance customers ran a petition on Change.org after Chairman Jim Davis donated $500,000 to pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future. New Balance's CEO released a statement in response, reaffirming the company's support of gay marriage.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a popular destination for forward-thinking music lovers, but the brand ran into some hot water when Philip Anschutz, head of its parent company AEG, made a $50,000 donation to a Boehner-linked Super PAC, according to ThinkProgress.
TOMS shoes founder and CEO Blake Mycoskie found himself called out after speaking at an event hosted by Focus on the Family, an anti-abortion group. Mycoskie later claimed he was unaware of the "full extent of Focus on the Family's beliefs."
Ex-CEO of GoDaddy.com Bob Parsons caused a controversy when he uploaded a video of himself hunting an elephant. He was replaced as CEO shortly after.