Starbucks has backed themselves into a corner with their extreme political correctness. Now they are allowing anyone, whether they are a customer or not, to use their restroom. This could soon turn their coffee shops into homeless camps.
Earlier in May Starbucks was under fire when the police were called on two black men who wanted to use the restroom and did not aim to purchase anything. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz responded by allowing anyone to use the Starbucks restroom whether they are a paying customer or not.
"We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision 100% of the time and give people the key, because we don’t want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to use the bathroom," the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz said.
Some have embraced the new policy while others are worried there could be very unfortunate consequences.
Per Daily Wire:
“I’ve definitely done it. So I don’t see a problem with it,” employee Nicole McDonald told CBSLA.
“I think it should have always been that way, especially because of the way racism is you know,” said another employee.
Some customers feel otherwise.
“If you go into a business and you just sit there and you don’t buy anything you are taking up space at the table,” said Melrose Larry Green.
“You could end up having a squatters problem where you just have people coming and staying. I mean if they are going to do that they need to limit how long people can stay in there,” said Joe Selva.
Another "it will be a homeless camp. At least we won’t have to deal with them on the street."
Some employees, at least those not yet indoctrinated into the Starbucks cult, say the policy puts people's safety at risk.
“We get attacked a lot. Hollywood Boulevard. So I feel like obviously if you get attacked then we have the right to say no. We have the right to say no and call the police,” said Starbucks employee Ayumi.
It certainly appears Starbucks is too liberal for its own good. You can't have people wandering off the streets coming and going as they please when they are trying to run a business. This is a very dangerous position for these coffee shops to be in. There is a great chance they back themselves into another corner.
Starbucks announces that all of its cafe locations are being converted into homeless shelters.
— Joseph Haring (@JPHaring) May 19, 2018
6,880 homeless people wander the streets of San Franisco a city in dire straits. The majority being heavy drug users. Because of 1 incident with 2 black men Starbucks has now opened their doors to EVERYONE! EVERY WHERE! The homeless move in & the customers move out. What???
— Lynna (@graves_lynna) May 20, 2018
— Mike (@mikesmith4381) May 21, 2018
If you live in a city, tell any homeless people you pass that they can now stay in Starbucks for free.
I passed two homeless guys to work this morning and I asked them if they'd heard the new Starbucks policy. They were interested.
Once a few go, it will start a chain reaction. https://t.co/sWY3HMbupq
— Matt Semite 2 (@MattsOurSemite2) May 21, 2018