PETA Attacks LeBron's Community Center For Having A Starbucks

John Simmons | April 6, 2023
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Say what you want about Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James being a cry baby in games, woke sellout, or egotistical (all of which are true). He clearly has a heart for his native Akron, Ohio and uses his resources to give back to that community.

James just opened up a community center called House Three Thirty last week, and it will serve as a place where families in need can get opportunities to set themselves up for future success. One of the many features of the renovated facility is a new Starbucks shop --and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken issue with that.

Like any normal Starbucks location, the coffee shop will have milk as a product that can be added to drinks. People who are vegan can get vegan milk (whatever that is), but at an upcharge. PETA, ever on the lookout for ways to grab bizarre headlines, wrote a letter to James and explained how selling milk is a terrible idea.

“Cows produce milk for the same reason that humans do: to nourish their young,” PETA Vice President Lisa Lange said. “In order to force them to continue producing milk, factory farm operators typically impregnate them using artificial insemination every year.”

While that may be true, that’s certainly not a convincing reason to stop drinking milk.

But Lange’s criticism gets even more absurd. She claims the policy isn’t just bad for cows, but for black people as well.

“Starbucks perpetuates dietary racism through its vegan milk upcharge. This policy unjustly penalizes millions of lactose intolerant Americans, particularly people of color, since around 80% of Black and Indigenous Americans and more than 90% of Asian Americans are affected,” Lange said. “We believe that no one should be punished for wanting to make a more compassionate and environmentally conscious choice.”

Stop the presses, we’ve got evidence that James promotes a business that hates black people! Making people pay more for a product that costs more to make than normal milk is clearly evidence of racism. Shut down the house Three Thirty, this atrocity must be put to an end!

Or, PETA could shut up, go away and leave real people alone. Starbucks does not do anything to promote animal cruelty or racism, and James certainly doesn’t by having this coffee shop in his facility.

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