Starbucks Faces Boycott Calls As It Bans 'Black Lives Matter' Related Apparel At Work


Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) on Thursday faced boycott calls across social media after a report said the company banned retail employees from wearing anything related to "Black Lives Matter."

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The coffee chain giant in an internal memo last week told employees that wearing any T-shirt, pin, or accessory in favor of the movement isn't allowed under the company's dress-code policy, Buzzfeed News reported.

According to Buzzfeed, the memo said that clothing and accessories related to Black Lives Matter could be "misunderstood" by customers and …

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