— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at the company’s annual meeting defending its support of same-sex marriage to a shareholder who questioned the company’s value after taking its stand. Last year, Starbucks endorsed Washington state’s gay marriage legislation, which led to the National Organization for Marriage launching a campaign called Dump Starbucks that urged consumers to boycott the coffee giant.
We erroneously posted to our Irish Twitter page meaning to post to the UK only. Customers in Ireland: We’re sorry.— Starbucks Ireland (@StarbucksIE) June 5, 2012
Starbucks mistakenly sent a tweet on Tuesday to Irish customers asking them what makes them proud to be British, but later apologized for the social media gaffe.