Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, took a stand against President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
He announced on Sunday that he is planning to hire 10,000 refugees in 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 wrote;
Many of the customers were supportive of this decision , but others threatened to boycott this company reports businessinsider.
— ❤️MAGA🇺🇸🇮🇱Mama❤️ (@tteegar) January 30, 2017
We put Trump in the White House
We can Put Starbucks out of business
They want to hire refugees over Americans go 4 it!
— Sandy (@sandra8301) January 30, 2017
Others said that instead of giving the jobs to Muslim refugees they should give it to unemployed Americans .
— Slowly but (@shirlmercy) January 30, 2017
— Hutch (@LawlessPirate) January 30, 2017
Starbucks (SBUX, -0.39%) found itself in a tweetstorm that could have been seen from a mile away. #BoycottStarbucks was the highest trending topic on Twitter (TWTR, +1.93%) on Monday morning.
A campaign urged Mexicans not to buy products from the world’s biggest coffee seller, with the hashtag #AdiosStarbucks trending on Twitter earlier this week.
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