People are calling for a boycott of Starbucks after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia location.
Ex-Starbucks customers are posting photos of themselves drinking coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera, and other chains with the #BoycottStarbucks hashtag.
Starbucks has apologized for the incident, but the boycott seems to be just heating up.
Starbucks customers are posting photos of themselves drinking coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera, and local coffee shops as backlash against the coffee giant builds.
A video of two black men being arrested while waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last Thursday went viral, sparking backlash. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologized over the weekend — but boycott threats against the chain are still gaining steam.
People are organizing under the #BoycottStarbucks hashtag to show their new drinks of choice, many from black-owned coffee shops:
In the spirit of #boycottstarbucks and #starbuckingwhileblack here is a black owned coffee shop in west Detroit along the avenue of fashion. Narrow way coffee shop. Enjoy! #buyblack #blackownedbusiness #blackowned @thenarrowwaycafe https://thenarrowwaycafe.com/
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Source:: Business Insider