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: