A Feminist Group Just Made a Ridiculous Claim about Pres. Trump and Starbucks

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September 12, 2017Sep 12, 2017

Do you occasionally enjoy a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks? Then this feminist group thinks you're contributing to racism and white supremacy. 

In a new Twitter post, UltraViolet, a woman's advocacy group, claims that the proceeds from pumpkin spice are "funding racism in the White House." 

They also captioned the post: "That favorite fall drink of yours is funding rent payments to white supremacy."

https://twitter.com/UltraViolet/status/905195018360688640

Why does this group have a problem with the publicly progressive company? They object to the fact that Starbucks has a location inside Trump Tower in New York. The group is also targeting Nike, but they've placed less emphasis on them. 

"The President of the United States is defending white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This is a national emergency and accountability is critical," said the petition.

However, they don't think Starbucks is being accountable.

"Starbucks and Nike—both companies that seek to profit off of a progressive and inclusive brand—have stores in Trump Tower in New York City. They have likely paid millions of dollars in rent to Trump over time—money that has given him a platform to spew hate for years."

So far more than 73,000 people have signed the petition, which will be sent to Nike and Starbucks. Of course, this group apparently didn't do their research. The Starbucks location in Trump Tower is actually a licensed location, which means they serve Starbucks coffee, but they aren't part of corporate. 

It almost makes me want to go out and get a pumpkin spice latte. In other feminist news, Hillary Clinton has harsh words for every woman who didn't vote for her. 

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