Feb 28 2015
STARBUCKS FAIL: The overpriced coffee chain shamed into apologizing for despicable ad campaign depicting Armenian women smiling and drinking coffee under symbol of the Turkish flag
For anyone who doesn’t know, 1.5 million Armenians were killed in a genocide at the hands of Turkish Ottoman forces during the early 20th Century.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Min Bee) ‘So why is Starbucks selling coffee using an image of women, dressed in traditional Armenian costumes, celebrating a Turkish state that systematically victimized Armenian women during the Armenian genocide, and that still denies this crime against all humanity?’ ANCA wrote.
More than 1.5million Armenians were killed by Turkish Ottoman Forces between 1915 and 1918 in what is now considered Eastern Turkey. The poster was displayed in at least one Starbucks in Los Angeles – a city that’s home to more than 440,000 people with Armenian ancestry.
Starbucks has since posted an apology on ANCA’s Facebook page and promised to remove the offensive advertisements. A spokesman for Starbucks wrote. ‘We missed the mark here and we apologize for upsetting our customers and the community.’
Exmagnasilentium Missed the mark? The company didn’t miss the mark if the mark was to get muslim customers, who appreciate this “triumph” over Christians.
How is it that these two images are “innocently” combined for an advertising campaign, that executives of an advertising agency create this, that executives at Starbucks look at this and decide it’s a wonderful representation of their coffee, pay the creators for it, that the executives have the posters made and then displayed, and no one knew that this might cause disgust and consternation, to say the least, by many, many people who have not forgotten the history? It doesn’t happen by accident.
A message was being sent, disguised as a coffee advertisement, but which had nothing to do with coffee sales. This was a celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of this glorious moment in islamic history.
One hundred years ago, the religion of “peace” brought the joys of their religion to the happy Armenians blessed to live under Ottoman rule in the Ottoman Empire, in lands formerly Christian and which were largely the Byzantine Empire.
That history shows the spread of islam by the sword, the only way it has ever spread over a territory, and which we are witnessing still today in several places in the Mideast and Africa and the nascent efforts in Europe, Australia and North America.
The last sultan of the Ottomans declared a jihad against Christians and the demon-inspired minions were unleashed, resulting in a million and a half Armenians being raped, starved, robbed, enslaved and slaughtered by the noble representatives of the religion of “peace”.
Since then, the Turks and muslims have lied about and denied this when addressing the “infidels”, but which they no doubt celebrate amongst themselves.
Armenians have not forgotten, and have refused to have this episode of despicable demonic destruction forgotten, nor denied by those who perpetrated it. Turkey, the modern Ottoman descendants have spent the last one hundred years trying to fool the reasoning world that this never happened.