Most critical thinking individuals are already aware that companies like Google and Starbucks are extremely progressive within their politics, in fact former CEO Howard Schultz (who just resigned) is an unabashed political activist who became involved in the gun control debate several years ago, most recently a North Carolina woman was mocked by Starbucks employees for wearing a Donald Trump tee-shirt.

The woman Kayla Hart acknowledging the incident said: "I just walked out because everyone was staring; I just found it really sad that I can't wear a T-shirt with our president without being made fun of."

Moreover, because of their overt political bias towards traditional conservatives, it would certainly seem plausible that a promotional ad appearing on several social media websites offering a 40% discount to illegal immigrant customers might, in fact, be true.

Although the ads looked pretty convincing featuring the iconic green logo and all, it was just one big “scam.”

The bogus ad offered customers on “Dreamer Day” August 11th the phony discount stating that “all undocumented Americans will receive any item* on the Starbucks menu 40% off.”

The ad also instructs the customer to mention the code word “UNAFRAID” when placing the order and you (the customer) might also get a free grande cold beverage. In another ad, the word Frappuccino is misspelled.

However, within a short time of ads appearance on Social Media, John Kelly, Starbucks senior vice president of global communications announced that the promotion is “completely false. One hundred percent fake.”

The problem Starbucks has created with it's overtly anti-Trump, pro illegal immigration stance is that they have created an environment where a hoax like this is very plausible.

Regardless of the scam or perhaps because of it, the coffee giant recently pledged to hire 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries that Starbucks services, within the next 5-years.

In an obvious dig at the Trump Administration’s 120 days temporary immigration ban, Schultz wrote: "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."

Schultz continued: "These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past."

Do you think companies like Starbucks lose mainstream individuals when they become too political? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: USA Today

 
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