We thought Starbucks managed to dodge the bullet on the latest race dustup. Nope, the plot just thickened.
Only yesterday, we were all talking about the Measures the CEO was putting in place as (let’s call it by its name: damage control) after two black men were led out of a Starbucks in Philly, because they used the washroom, and were waiting for another friend to arrive before they ordered.
Sometimes it helps to get out ahead of a story. But now, everyone’s got a camera in their pocket. And that makes everyone potentially a photojournalist. In this case, that was bad news for Starbucks and their damage control efforts.
Here is the latest incident to hit social media. The guy filming is named Brandon Ward, and the Starbucks in question is in Torrance, Los Angeles.
The guy holding the camera met Weston, and had the bathroom code before he made his purchase. But he was NOT given the same code, because he had not made a purchase.
(What’s less clear is whether he was given it, or if he remembered it from a previous visit.)
Here is the original post that went viral of the two black men arrested for sitting in a Starbucks waiting for a friend:
@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing. pic.twitter.com/0U4Pzs55Ci
— Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 12, 2018
Ever since I posted this, I’ve had white strangers AND friends say “there must be something more to this story.” That assumption is a big part of the problem. It does happen. All the time. Just not to you and me. Believe it and speak up.
— Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 13, 2018
The hashtag backlash has already begun.
— Candice (@MissGPA) April 14, 2018
People are angry.
One of them went so far as Doxxing the Philly manager they were mad at. (No, we’re not posting that tweet.)
@Starbucks has to give more than the cookie-cutter corporate response, Give details. Why were the police called? Who called them? What actions are they taking? Whether organized or not #StarbucksBoycott is already happening…..you better get on it.
— Black Ice (@ObasiB) April 14, 2018
What we don’t yet know are how hard the boycott will it bite, and how long will it last.
Maybe being on the receiving end of it might make Starbucks rethink their commitment to ‘progressive’ causes that are just a little too fond of jackboot tactics.
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What is driving them so berzerk?
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A liberal walks into the hospital and asks for an X-ray of its skull. Doctors confirmed what we already feared. Here’s the sad diagnosis…
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