Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged his employees to embrace “respect and dignity” during what he called an “epic, unseemly election.”
Seattle coffee giant Starbucks has been stirring some controversy over the last week not just because of the letter.
New limited edition cups that were meant to symbolize “bringing people together” left many customers divided. The cup features a mosaic of people drawn in a continuous stroke. Schultz said the company wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values and the need to be good to one another.
Some questioned whether the new green cups were meant to replace traditional holiday-themed cups, while other accused the coffee-giant of making a political statement.
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