Groups from Malaysia and Indonesia have called to boycott Starbucks because of the coffee chain’s support for LGBT rights.
In Malaysia, the more than 500,000 members of Perkasa group which supports form of Islam and nationalism was called to stay away from Starbucks Coffee Shop.
In Indonesia, Muhammadiyah group with estimated 29 million members, was called to stay from Starbucks Coffee Shop as well.
These groups were reacted for CEO Howard Schultz about the comments made years ago which is in support of gay rights that drew renewed attention amid increasingly anti-LGBT climate in both of the predominantly Muslim countries.
“The Malaysian government should revoke the trading license given to Starbucks and other companies such as Microsoft and Apple the support LGBT rights and same-sex marriage”. Said Perkasa – Headed by Amini Amir Abdullah Islamic Affairs Bureau.
In Malaysia, sodomy is illegal and punishable up to 20 years in prison.
This boycott hashtag is very popular on Twitter Indonesia, which is the talk about this week.
“A growing tendency towards conservatism and strict adherence to Islamic principles”,- said Gavin Bowring, a Malaysian analyst.
This articles has something to do with LGBT, which gained more disapproval mostly from Muslim Countries. Since its against their culture to have homosexual engagement.
The other source mentioned that this call for Boycott went too much since it includes big companies such as Apple and Microsoft. If this could happen to shut sown these big companies then there would be more problems arise.
Most people live with businesses came from these two big companies, if it happens to shut down then it might shut the country down as well.