Leftists Outraged After Starbucks Union Reveals Chain Is Banning Pride Decorations

The left is outraged after several reports revealed that Starbucks executives ordered their stores to remove LGBT Pride decorations, likely to prevent potential backlash amid numerous boycotts of major companies for pushing radical gender ideology.

While Starbucks has reportedly denied issuing the order, several outlets have reported on the story — and the Starbucks workers’ union confirmed the news in a tweet.

“BREAKING: In the middle of Pride Month, Starbucks BANS Pride decorations in stores across the United States,” the union tweeted.

According to the union, individual Starbucks employees have been reporting that their store was ordered to remove Pride decorations.

Meanwhile, Starbucks spokesperson Andrew Trull claimed that there has been no change to corporate policy regarding Pride displays.

“We unwaveringly support the LGBTQIA2+ community,” he wrote in a statement. “There has been no change to any policy on this matter and we continue to encourage our store leaders to celebrate with their communities including for U.S. Pride month in June.”

“We’re deeply concerned by false information that is being spread especially as it relates to our inclusive store environments, our company culture, and the benefits we offer our partners,” Trull added.

However, the Starbucks workers’ union provided evidence that these claims were false, sharing TikTok videos from employees about removing Pride decorations.

Multiple outlets have also confirmed the news, with far-left outlet Daily Beast reporting: “Starbucks has instructed workers in at least twenty-one states to remove Pride flags and decorations from stores, in a move that has enraged workers, according to the union Starbucks Workers United (SBWU). Baristas at stores have reported being told to remove Pride paraphernalia, Casey Moore, a spokesperson for SBWU told The Daily Beast.”

The move comes amid boycotts of Target, Bud Light and other companies for using ad campaigns and merchandise to push radical gender ideology and specifically transgenderism — especially on minors. Target has since backtracked on their promotion of the LGBT agenda in response to the backlash, while both Target and Bud Light have lost billions of dollars from the boycotts.

In response to Starbucks’ actions, the left has began attacking the company — with far-left outlets including The New Republic calling the move “disgusting” and a “stunning cave to far-right anti-LGBTQ fury.”

The main issue for conservatives and other critics of companies’ over-the-top embrace of Pride, shoving the LGBT agenda in the faces of their customers and the promotion of these inappropriate themes to children. However, the left — such as The New Republic — insists that the only motive behind the boycotts and backlash is bigotry and hatred of LGBT people.

Many leftists have also taken to social media to bash Starbucks, with far-left podcaster Danielle Moodie calling those opposed to radical gender ideology “terrorists” and issuing a threat to the company.

In a tweet, Moodie condemned Starbucks, Target and Bud Light for “giving into right wing terrorists” and claimed that their actions show “us exactly what your company values. Understand, your capitulation to these anti-LGBTQ+ folks will COST YOU. You’ve been notified.”

The threats from left-wing activists came after bomb threats were made against several Target stores for taking down Pride displays.

Meanwhile, the fact that Starbucks and other companies who have traditionally been pro-LGBT are now backtracking on their support of the issue has been celebrated by many on the right, with conservatives and traditional liberals taking the news as a sign that the left is losing the culture war.