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Starbucks Releases First Homosexual-Themed Commercial Featuring Crossdressers

04 Nov

Starbucks Releases First Homosexual-Themed Commercial Featuring Crossdressers.

In the one-minute commercial, Starbucks Corporation featured the top two contestants from RuPaul’s “Drag Race” season six: Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio.

Starbucks has been a long-time supporter of homosexuality. Earlier this year, Starbucks raised a “gay pride” flag over its headquarters in Seattle. Last year, at the annual Starbucks shareholder’s meeting, the company’s CEO, Howard Schultz, told those who support Biblical marriage that they “can sell “[their] shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company.”

The CEO’s remarks led to Robert Breaud, an ex-homosexual turned evangelist, to dump his daily dose of Starbucks, declaring it to be an “ungodly, God-hating position.” Robert shared his testimony of being set free from homosexuality, who now is alive in Christ for over 20 years.

Starbucks has also been involved in pushing for legalization of same-sex “marriages.” Two years ago, Starbucks announced its support for Washington’s push to legalize such behavior under state law.

“Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples,” stated the company. “We are deeply dedicated to embracing diversity and treating one another with respect and dignity, and remain committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and safe work environment for all of our partners.”

Starbucks was among over 300 U.S. corporations that signed onto a Supreme Court brief in an effort to help overturn the nation’s federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Like certain brewers, pizzerias, fast-food joints, cereal makers, satellite-TV providers, and others, they don’t want our business as much as they want progs’ business, and apparently don’t care if they alienate us…

Ah well. There are many other coffee places, anyway, which we could instead ‘buycott‘ (as boycotts don’t work).

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28 responses to “Starbucks Releases First Homosexual-Themed Commercial Featuring Crossdressers

  1. infowarrior1

    November 4, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Make superior alternatives.

     
  2. Will S.

    November 4, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Starbucks is not the end-all, be-all, of coffee places, anyway; there are lots of independent coffee shops, and other chains, that make fancy coffees just as well. And of course, there are lots of places that have decent, cheap regular coffee, and iced coffee for summertime, so there indeed already are superior alternatives, IMO. (And yes, Chris when he reads this: I like Tim Hortons, and not just because I’m Canadian; their coffee is better than any other donut store chain I’ve been to – forget American chains like Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme, their coffee just doesn’t measure up; only other Canadian donut store chains like Coffee Time or Country Style come close – and I don’t always want a cappuccino or espresso, only sometimes.)

     
  3. infowarrior1

    November 4, 2014 at 12:36 am

    @Will S.

    May we each go our own ways then. Except they don’t leave us alone.

     
  4. higharka

    November 4, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Starbucks sells coffee that is roasted to the point of burning it in order to make it only palatable with sugary toppings. That was the business model: an extension of crap like “Folgers” to make people able to say they were drinking “coffee” while really they were there for a sugar fix.

     
  5. Eric

    November 4, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Will:
    I’ve been trying to put my finger on this for awhile. There’s something fishy about stories like these. Figure that major companies don’t typically pander to a small minority; alienate their consumer bases, fire CEOs, and dismiss stockholders just because they want to appear ‘socially conscious’. They typically run social-consciousness scams when it doesn’t interfere with their profit margins, or they can profit on the side (like using environmentalism as an excuse for outsourcing).

    They have to be figuring that there’s a bigger payoff for embracing the fag agenda than there is for undermining their own business models. What could this payoff be? We saw even in the case of Chick-Fil-A that the fag lobby’s political pressure backfired and Chick-Fil-A made more money by siding with normalcy.

    I’m surmising they’re getting some kind of trade-off we’re not seeing. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m guessing they’re privy to some kind of inside information; maybe the Government is planning some kind of crackdown on so-called ‘bigotry’ and these guys are positioning themselves to get monopolies and favors? I don’t know.

    But there’s definitely something more to these stories than we’re being told.

     
  6. oogenhand

    November 4, 2014 at 3:03 am

    @Eric

    Yes, likely…

     
  7. Novaseeker

    November 4, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I don’t think there’s a shadowy financial or other incentive being offered by people in some dark, smoke-filled room, really. It’s just that the people who *run* Starbucks belong to a social class for whom this kind of politics is a “respectability test” — it’s an almost monolithic political stance from this social class, at least in public. That is what drives this — not the idea of becoming more attractive to the 5% or less of the population which is gay, or the even smaller number who are crossdressers. It has to do with expressing the political values of their social class. Yes, it doesn’t reflect the values of the public in general, but that hasn’t stopped the drive towards gay marriage at all, really.

    That, and the fact that it seems doubtful that most people who already spend money at Starbucks (which is truly a godawful waste of money) will choose not to do so based on things like this. Most people don’t care and go through life concerned with their own set of problems and priorities and don’t care about stuff like this, so it’s extremely unlikely that it would have any significant impact on their sales at all.

    Honestly, you could just give up coffee. I haven’t had coffee regularly for years and am quite alert in the morning.

     
  8. Will S.

    November 4, 2014 at 10:23 am

    @ higharka: It certainly is highly roasted, and I know I’ve heard others complain they find it overly done…

    @ Eric, oogenhand: I don’t know. I’m inclined to Novaseeker’s POV, that it’s just something progs feel compelled to do, to demonstrate their bona fides to each other. As Joe Sobran pointed out, they have beehive-like instincts that seem to direct them, so that they tend to move in certain directions together, uncoordinatedly. Now, on a given matter, it may take them time to sort themselves out, but eventually they sing largely in tune – and I think we’re seeing that here, that the Hive mind has decided that now is time to forcefully express their views on this matter, even in ads, perhaps in the knowledge that boycotts often fail, and most folk are too occupied with their own lives to care, and change their habits.

    @ Novaseeker: Makes sense to me. See also what I said above re: Joe Sobran’s conception of the ‘Hive’; I think it’s a decent explanation for how progs think.

     
  9. Bob Wallace

    November 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

    The male workers at most Starbucks are way too cute to be straight.

     
  10. Will S.

    November 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

    🙂

     
  11. Peter Blood

    November 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    The fish rots from the head. In this case, Starbuck’s is totally Jewed (Howard Schultz). And HQ (Head Queerness) is in Seattle, a Queer hive of Perversion, in general.

     
  12. Will S.

    November 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Ah. And no doubt, not a practicing Hassidim, but a ‘Conservative’ (not) or worse Reform one…

    And yeah, Seattle is prog central…

     
  13. Kilrud

    November 4, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I don’t get it though. Did the barista telepathically figure out what the other “gal” wanted? And somehow them both being served together assuaged the anger of the other one, despite saving “her” no time at all? Is this an ad for Starbucks or trannies?

     
  14. Will S.

    November 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I thought it was unrealistic, too, Kilrud; even if the damned trannies were sufficiently loud enough for the barista to hear (which is plausible enough, of course), he would have had to have known exactly what they wanted in advance, since they hadn’t both ordered, and even so, the idea that he’d have both drinks ready for them, that fast, is completely implausible. It’s a dumb ad, for dumb consumers.

     
  15. Will S.

    November 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    It’s more an ad for trannies, really.

    Be a bitchy shemale, and get what you want, already, before you even say it.

     
  16. Kilrud

    November 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Haha, no I was asking if it was actually selling the acceptance of campy crossdressing more than coffee.

     
  17. Eric

    November 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Will:
    Yes, Socialism/Progressivism is definitely a throwback to the ‘herd mentality’—another symptom of prog ideology reverting back to prehistoric levels.

    The thing that strikes me as strange is that, if these CEOs and corporate directors were simply donating to fag causes, or getting photo-ops in ‘gay friendly’ venues—that would be one thing. The beehive mentality in action. But these guys are going further: they’re putting their products/company image/profit margins on the line. It’s way out of character for corporations—especially since most are acting as a unit with boards of directors, stockholders, &c—to run major financial risks over an ideology.

    The Starbucks stockholders who were fired and guys like Brendan Eich can start competing companies.

    That’s why I think there’s got to be something more to these kinds of stories. These guys are seeing something on the horizon that indicates to them that these kinds of things are going to be profitable. I’ve noticed almost all these companies are in the food industry. Another possibility is that Obama may have some massive welfare scheme up his sleeve and planning to give exclusive contracts to ‘gay friendly’ companies.

    It could be a lot of things; but I do smell a rat here.

     
  18. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 12:14 am

    @ Kilrud: Yes, I got that; I was agreeing with you, that it seems far more that than an attempt to try to sell coffee – though of course they seem to want to associate their brand with progressivism.

    @ Eric: It is strangely out of character, indeed. It’s like they are so blinded by their progressivism, that they can’t think in terms of good business sense.

    I don’t know why that is.

     
  19. infowarrior1

    November 5, 2014 at 12:34 am

    @Will S.
    ”For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
    (2Th 2:7-12)”

    http://empathological.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/into-the-maw-of-the-matriarchy/

     
  20. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Yep.

     
  21. Eric

    November 5, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Will:
    That may be true too: these companies might be angling to draw in the hipster scene/prog/fag crowd. Sort of a reverse boycott where the consumer base develops an allegiance to a certain brand for social/political reasons; i.e. Starbucks becomes the ‘hip’ coffee and everyone who drinks anything else isn’t ‘cool’ or ‘progressive’.

     
  22. feeriker

    November 5, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Yet another addition to the catalog of reasons I have for despising Starbucks (hey, ya morons, your obscenely overpriced “coffee” tastes like dirty storm drain water).

     
  23. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

    @ Eric: Starbucks already is a hipster beverage, connected with Seattle, and I don’t know that they gain much from this; the type of people who this ad will appeal to are already drinking Starbucks.

    Burger King, however, doesn’t have hipster, prog connotations, so I can see how the ‘rainbow burger’ could well serve to associate prog values with their brand in a way they weren’t, otherwise.

     
  24. Will S.

    November 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

    @ feeriker: There you go! 🙂

     

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