Starbucks Update… Part 1
It’s been less than 30 hours since we posted about the incident at Starbucks.
The post has over 200 comments, has received over 15,000 views. It’s been Tweeted, Facebooked, and blogged at least 6 degrees of stranger-dom. People who aren’t even friends of friends are finding links on their Facebooks and Twitters and reaching out. On the official Starbucks Twitter, this post just appeared “@Starbucks: If you read a blog post about a NY store, we are concerned and are looking into it. We have a zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.” I have received an email from corporate trying to set up a phone call with Missy (which should be taking place soon). And we’ve received 2 requests for media (news) interviews.
We will definitely keep everyone updated with the progress, but in the meantime…
Thank you to everyone who cared enough to reach out an comment, Tweet, and share the link. I am so proud of my wife, Missy for taking a stand against an injustice to a complete stranger. But I am also so pleased that people out there Care!
Keep sharing, because the first step to change is awareness.
So thanks to everyone, Starbucks has heard us loud and clear. I only hope that appropriate action follows.
This is for Jeffrey. And this is for everyone who has faced injustice and humilation without the back-up the deserved.
Keep checking back on the blog for further updates. (And add our Facebook page for notifications of updates).
*edited to add* The first news article about this has been brought to my attention: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2011/06/14/18281786.html
And we just found a second article: http://outspokennyc.com/shoutout/starbucks-employees-accused-of-homophobia
*edit 3:55PM* Starbucks has issued an official response to our letter: http://www.starbucks.com/blog/our-dedication-to-embrace-diversity/1035?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=rep
*Edit* 9:30PM – more articles!
Picked up by a Seattle news station: http://www.kirotv.com/news/28239524/detail.html
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