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Trump Supporters' #BoycottStarbucks Attempt Backfires Spectacularly

Well that didn't go as planned.

31/01/2017 9:34 PM AEDT | Updated 01/02/2017 2:03 AM AEDT
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LONDON - OCTOBER 16: View out the window of a Starbucks coffee shop on Queensway on October 16, 2016 in London, Great Britain, United Kingdom. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

Conservatives on social media launched an effort Monday to boycott Starbucks after the CEO promised to hire 10,000 refugees

The announcement came as the coffee company criticized President Donald Trump for halting the U.S. refugee program and blocking entry to visitors from seven nations with predominantly Muslim populations

That didn’t sit well with the right, and their boycott attempt caused #BoycottStarbucks to trend with tweets such as these: 

Some complained that Starbucks should hire veterans instead of refugees; however, the company already has a program for hiring both veterans and their spouses

In any case, it wasn’t long before progressives embarked on a hashtag takeover:

Soon, #BoycottStarbucks gave way to #DrinkStarbucksToFightBigotry and similar hashtags:

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