Once you read this, feel free to post this link in the articles you find that say otherwise. To help stop the lies.
There is a picture floating around on Facebook. This picture is of the original post saying that Starbucks does not support our military, it was passed around on Myspace, and it has forever been passed around in chain letter emails.
The post reads
You Starbucks fans read this.
Starbucks view on the war
Please pass this along to anyone you know, this needs to get out in the open.
Recently Marines over in Iraq supporting this country in OIF wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffee and try to score some free coffee grounds.
Starbucks wrote back telling the Marines thanks for their support in their business, but that they don’t support the War and anyone in it and that they won’t send them the Coffee.
So as not to offend them we should not support in buying any Starbucks products.
As a War vet and writing to you patriots I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this War might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support the boys on the ground fighting street to street and house to house for what they and I believe is right.
If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and I’ll never know.
Thanks very much for your support to me, and I know you’ll all be there again here soon when I deploy once more.
Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT RTO
This is false. 100% false and has been marked as false for several years now.
Downside is. The people trying to cause harm to Starbucks keep re-posting this post, in image form and text form and sharing it on Facebook and twitter and other social platforms that let people re-share the story to other people who get angry, without doing their research.
This is Starbucks giving links to other places who have found this to be false
Confirmation that this rumor is a blatant untruth can be found online at snopes.com, boycottwatch.org, truthorfiction.com and starbucks.com. Below you will find the text from the Marine Sergeant correcting his mistake.
Almost 5 months ago I sent an e-mail to you my faithful friends. I did a wrong thing that needs to be cleared up. I heard by word of mouth about how Starbucks said they didn’t support the war and all. I was having enough of that kind of talk and didn’t do my research properly like I should have. This is not true. Starbucks supports men and women in uniform. They have personally contacted me and I have been sent many copies of their company’s policy on this issue. So I apologize for this quick and wrong letter that I sent out to you.
Now I ask that you all pass this email around to everyone you passed the last one to.
Thank you very much for understanding about this.
Howard C. Wright
1st Force Rcon Co
1st Plt PLT RTO
Dated: August 17, 2004”
What puzzles me the most, is when you prove this to be false, the person who is sharing the image, continues to share it and says “If this keeps coming up, it must have some truth to it”. And well… Delete that stupid image and you have a good start on stopping this stupid rumor.
The rumor saying that Starbucks refused the military, or refused the marines or starbucks refused the troops is completely false. Starbucks did not refuse the troops.
If Starbucks actually would have refused the troops, then they have all legal and moral rights to do so. It is not up to you to decide who has to fund anything, unless it is your own funds.
Feel free to post this link in the articles you find that say otherwise. To help stop the lies.
It’s little trolls like this that do it. He knows it’s wrong but to get his KLOUT scores up he gets shares with a fake post and locks it.
The rumor of Starbucks not supporting the troops is 100% false.