These Protesters Are Idiots

Did you hear about the protesters in Paris calling for a boycott of Starbucks? The ones who are upset that a Starbucks in Riyadh banned women from entering the shop. You know that one?

Well, the protesters are idiots. They want people to boycott Starbucks because of this ban. Well, guess what, dumbasses. It was not their call. It was Saudi law. Starbucks is not at fault. There was nothing they could do about it, except follow the law in Saudi Arabia.

But this brings me to a related topic. Starbucks is too expensive. All I want is a hot cocoa, and they expect me to pay more than 400 yen for an average-looking sized cup? Wow.

But I do like their chocolate chunk scones.

Protest against the prices. No, wait. Don’t do that. That would be stupid. They can set whatever prices they want. Protest against yourselves for buying overpriced mediocre coffee. Don’t protest against them for simply following the law.

I don’t like coffee.

Please don’t protest against me.

6 thoughts on “These Protesters Are Idiots”

  1. I read that article and was very confused about the protest being directed at Starbucks. One, I believe Starbucks is a franchise (at least it is in the US) and while they obviously have corporate standards, they are required to follow the law of the land. The protest should be against the powers that are keeping that in place. Very irritating.

    Starbucks is too expensive, and I think their coffee is overbrewed.

  2. I said something similar when I heard about this story. It’s easier for people to go elsewhere for their coffee for a week (or whenever they forget about the latest social media outrage) than it is to speak up about a country’s customs. So they don’t bother with the latter.

    That said, I like Starbucks coffee. I don’t buy it all the time but it’s a nice treat.

    1. I have to wonder in this case if some people have reservations about protesting against the country or religion. Just take it out on the more convenient thing, the local coffee shop.

  3. I have not read the article. But with Internet/Facebook/Twitter activism I’ve noticed most “protesters” will take whatever is easiest for them so they can say they did their part. See if they protested against the government the government might have punished them for it. So it’s easier to just protest against Starbucks.

    I don’t like Starbucks and their idiotic sizing system. They are also expensive.

    1. In this case, they were protesting at a Starbucks in Paris because a Starbucks in Saudi Arabia banned women from entering due to a lack of a gender wall. But it’s Saudi law. The French protesters attacked Starbucks instead of the government of Saudi Arabia. I don’t think they actually knew what was really going on.

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