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Anna Kendrick won't be satisfying her sweet tooth with Jelly Belly candies anytime soon.
The Pitch Perfect star continued her informal campaign to educate people about the candy giant's chairman's support of an anti-LGBT group in California during Variety's Power of Women L.A. luncheon on Friday. She was honored for her work with The Trevor Project, the nationwide support group for LGBT youth.
The actress said "it was really silly" how she discovered the startling news about Jelly Belly Company chairman Herman G. Rowland Sr. Frontiers magazine reported in 2013 that Rowland had donated $5,000 to Privacy for All Students, an organization that tried to strip away California's Assembly Bill 1266 (AB1266), which granted transgender students rights.
"It started as a really silly thing," Kendrick recalled. "I thought, I wonder who the CEO of Jelly Belly is and I'll bet they're fun and when I gave it a quick search, the first thing that came up is the CEO had donated funds to an organization that's sole purpose was repealing a law that guaranteed transgender students equal access to bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams."