The notoriously left-wing coffee chain Starbucks is now facing calls for boycotting from the Left after it has revealed a policy that prohibits employees from wearing any apparel that promotes the “Black Lives Matter” movement, according to Fox News.
The move is based on an apparently long-standing rule that forbids employees from promoting any kind of political cause, in order to give customers a “safe and welcoming environment.”
It had further been reported that when several local Starbucks managers reached out to corporate to inquire about employees who wished to wear Black Lives Matter clothing, the response from company leadership was to point out that such a display could be exploited by “agitators who misconstrue the fundamental principles” of Black Lives Matter.
There was intense backlash from the Left on Twitter, which started the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks. This came despite the fact that Starbucks’ social media accounts still virtue-signaled about the Black Lives Matter movement anyway, releasing a statement on Twitter declaring that the company “stand[s] in solidarity with our Black partners, customers, and communities.”