Starbucks CEO Blames White People For Black Men Being Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks

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The liberal coffeehouse chain Starbucks found itself in major hot water this week after one of its stores called the cops on two men who had sought to use its restroom without making a purchase.

The altercation occurred last Thursday in Philadelphia after two black men entered a downtown Starbucks and asked to use the facility’s restroom, according to local radio station WHYY.

Employees denied them access because of a company policy that limits restroom use to only customers who first purchase something.

Let’s pause here to establish that this is now a racial issue, since they are black. Nevermind that they could just as easily have been white, oriental, Hispanic or midget sumo wrestlers.

It’s unclear what happened afterward, except that the employees reportedly contacted local authorities to complain that the two men were refusing to leave.

When the authorities arrived, they placed the two men under arrest, triggering outrage from other customers.

“This is ridiculous. What did they get called for, because there are two black guys sitting here meeting me?” one customer complained to the cops during the arrest, as seen in the video above.

“They didn’t do anything, I saw the entire thing,” another added.

Though the two men were later released after Starbucks chose to not pursue charges, the backlash on social media and elsewhere was absolutely brutal:

Notice the #BoycottStarbucks hashtag that appeared in every tweet.

Starbucks eventually released an official apology statement Saturday afternoon, but by then the damage had already been done:

The Philadelphia Police Department has likewise receiving scathing backlash for its decision to arrest the two men, but Commissioner Richard Ross is adamant that his officers took the right course of action.

“It is important for me to say that, in short, these officers did absolutely nothing wrong. They followed policy. They did what they were supposed to do. They were professional in all of their dealings with these gentlemen and instead they got the opposite back,” he said.

“As an African-American male, I am very aware of implicit bias,” he added. “We are committed to fair and unbiased policing and anything less than that will not be tolerated in this department.”

It should be noted that it remains unclear what happened between the time the two men were denied the right to use the Starbucks’ restroom and the time the store’s employees dialed police.

Did the two men act belligerently? Did they create a scene? We just don’t know, not that this mattered to the liberals on social media:

Following the dual-sided riots in Charlottesville last summer, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz injected himself into the controversy by blaming all white people for what happened.

“I know we’re better than this. The bigotry, hatred, and senseless violence against people who are not white cannot stand,” he said.

Never mind the violence of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, I guess.

It’s ironic that the man who loves to play the left’s sick identity politics game has now become a victim of the same mentality he once displayed.

The fact is that there’s no proof that what happened at the Philadelphia Starbucks involved race. But this doesn’t matter to the liberals on social media, just like the facts about the Charlottesville riotssurely didn’t matter to Howard Schultz.

Via BizPAC

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