Starbucks is in the middle of an enormous crisis.
Last week, the company was forced to assess the way in which it treats its African-American customers after two African-American men were forcefully removed from one of its stores by police.
Their supposed crime? Waiting for a friend.
For some reason, the comedian Kevin Hart decided to stand in the way of criticism the business was facing for not firing the store’s manager.
How Black Twitter has responded?
Find out below…
Let’s make one thing very clear….This is not a boycott @Starbucks situation….This is horrible management. The manager on duty was wrong. It’s that simple…That’s who needs to take responsibility for this wrong doing.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 15, 2018
Confused by his reluctance to hold the company accountable for not holding its employee accountable, some Twitter users had this to say about him…
— Alida 🍯 (@honeynoir) April 16, 2018
— Mathieu-Brice (@OmariBrice) April 16, 2018
Will a boycott of Starbucks affect the value of your stock? When people like you speak out in opposition of the collective voice, it’s usually because the noise affects your bottom line: your pocket.
— marie gabril (@MrieGabril) April 16, 2018
This Coon generation is the worst
— Lookeyloo (@Lookelyloo) April 16, 2018
Bruh ain’t been funny since 2012 now he’s trying to get these last few coon checks. I see ya playa.
— Rogue Houston Astros (@RogueAstros) April 15, 2018
I think the @Starbucks ceo and @KevinHart4real are ill informed on this issue. The #philadelphiapolice were correct. The two guys were not arrested because they were black. They were arrested because they were #trespassing. ALSO, charges were NOT filed.https://t.co/pPDyxAs8FO
— Michael 🐸 (@mandraquex3000) April 16, 2018
You’d be right if the CEO had handled the situation well. Since he’s been so mealy mouthed about it, he opened a legitimate question about corporate policy as opposed to confining it to this one outlet and the staff that was there.
— Politiquacks (@politiquacks) April 16, 2018
#BULLSHIT. These guys were innocently detained for 9 hours…stripped of their rights. Since they are moving slow on firing this heaux…a threat of boycott is justified. Just because you are a CEO do not minimalize this issue. That is so whack dude.
— DStrut (@DStrut) April 16, 2018