• 2015 – Starbucks faced huge backlash as they removed all references to Christmas from their Christmas cups.
  • 2015 – Starbucks faced backlash as they launched Race together to get their employees to talk to their customers about race
  • 2016 – Starbucks faced more backlash when they released a green unity cup before the 2016 election as they started pushing politics as well as coffee.
  • 2017 – Starbucks caused more controversy by printing what appeared to be two same sex hands being held on their cup.
  • 2017 – Starbucks received billions of negative social media impressions due to a press statement that they wanted to hire refugees to oppose Donald Trumps immigration executive order.
  • 2018 – Starbucks racially profiled two black men who were waiting to meet someone in the store and called police on them. So much for being ‘woke’!
  • 2020 – Starbucks releases random Transgender videos which have nothing to do with Coffee…

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