Following the horrific violence which ensued after Antifa/BLM crashed the Charlottesville lawful protest against the removal of a Confederate statue, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz committed what can be best described as a brain fart or, who knows, a Freudian slip,as he tweeted:
“I know we’re better than this. The bigotry, hatred, and senseless violence against people who are not white cannot stand.”
—Howard Schultz pic.twitter.com/JWpOmIV0H0
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) August 16, 2017
Out of nowhere, Howard Schultz made a statement which shocked the (still) majority of Americans, as he seems to believe/suggest that violence against white people is totally kosher. Starbucks’ CEO recently made headlines while announcing the new company policy, i.e. that Starbucks prefers to hire thousands of refugees over Americans. Now, he went a step further, siding with violent far-left groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, while suggesting that violence against white people (on the right) is tolerable. See, only white “supremacists” can be violent and racist.
Obviously, Schultz got roasted on Twitter, with users threatening with boycotts while calling the Starbucks CEO to be full of hate and bigoted against whites:
Should have said “against each other” & left race out of it, your propagating what your preaching against. There’s only one race #Humanity
— Kerri Zinkievich (@KerriZink) August 17, 2017
Starbucks tried to correct the initial statement, but a little bit too late:
This is not about any specific group of people. We believe in kindness, respect and dignity for everyone. https://t.co/S5UuB2DbfF
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) August 17, 2017
“against people who are not white cannot stand.”
Implies only whites are to blame. It is about a specific group, no backpeddaling.
— Michael (@wouldabeen) August 17, 2017
Yet you chose a quote that was clearly biased and one-sided pointing out a specific group. You exposed your own bigotry. Own it.
— Axe (@axe2grynd) August 19, 2017
So racist attacks on Whites are OK @Starbucks?
That’s a huge customer base you just offended. https://t.co/AYAWL3HQU1
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 19, 2017