Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz announced Sunday the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees at locations around the world, according to a letter sent to employees.
The letter, which slammed President Donald Trump's recent executive order banning travel from predominantly Muslim countries, has caused many Trump supporters to boycott the popular coffee chain using the #BoycottStarbucks hashtag on social media.
Just sold all Starbucks stock. Hire American, Buy American. #BoycottStarbucks— Ricky Vaughn 2.0 (@RapinBill) January 30, 2017
Love your country.— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) January 30, 2017
Drink better coffee.#BoycottStarbucks!
Twitter users are also using the #BoycottStarbucks hashtag to encourage others to buy more Starbucks instead of boycotting, supporting Schultz's decision to hire more refugees.
*Wakes up.— Dr. Diane Yoder (@EthicsPro) January 30, 2017
*Sees #BoycottStarbucks b/c they support refugees.
*Immediately goes to Starbucks & buys everyone's coffee.
Im going to Starbucks to have me a venti cup of "conservative tears" #BoycottStarbucks— Fernando (@94er_) January 30, 2017
Speaking of Twitter, since Starbucks made the announcement Sunday, Trump hasn't tweeted anything about the decision. He has, however, been vocal on Twitter defending his decision to sign the executive order.
Where was all the outrage from Democrats and the opposition party (the media) when our jobs were fleeing our country?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017