has joined in calls for a boycott of Starbucks after two black men were arrested at one of the coffee giant’s Philadelphia locations.
urged people not to patronize the famous coffee brand after footage showed two men being arrested despite claiming they did nothing wrong.
The arrest last week sparked outrage across social media, with many calling for a boycott of the Seattle-based coffee chain over the incident and the rise of the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks on Twitter.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has since apologized over the incident, and called for “unconscious bias” over the incident, adding that, “what happened to those two gentlemen was wrong.”
@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