Starbucks customers are taking to Twitter and calling for a boycott of the coffee chain after the company’s CEO criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order and announced a plan to hire 10,000 refugees.
On Sunday, Starbucks declared a project to hire 10,000 refugees over the course of the next five years.
“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” CEO Howard Schultz explained.
While some Starbucks customers celebrated Schultz’s response to Donald Trump’s executive order, some customers were less than impressed by the company’s decision.
#BoycottStarbucks No one wants your overpriced crap anymore except for Bohemian Douchebag Millenials trying to look cool. #GTFO,” one Twitter user argued.
Another Twitter user asserted, “Instead of hiring 10,000 AMERICAN VETERANS,
#Starbucks has decided to hire 10,000 ‘refugees’. Calling on all Americans to #BoycottStarbucks!”
Just sold all Starbucks stock. Hire American, Buy American. #BoycottStarbucks
— Ricky Vaughn 2.0 (@RapinBill) January 30, 2017
Many other CEOs have spoken out about Donald Trump’s immigration executive order. Facebook, Tesla, Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft all commented on the Trump’s new immigration policy. In fact, Airbnb explains they will be providing free housing to refugees, Uber plans on compensating drivers, and Lyft is donating $1,000,000 to those affected by Trump’s immigration ban.
Donald Trump’s immigration executive order
Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned Syrian refugees from entering the United States. The new immigration policy would not allow residents from “terror-prone” countries from entering the country. These countries inTrclude Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.
On Monday morning, Donald Trump defended the immigration ban on Twitter. “If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the “bad” would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad “dudes” out there!”