Academy Award nominated actor James Cromwell super-glued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest the company’s practice of charging extra for non-dairy milk.
The “L.A. Confidential” star was part of a group of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists who disrupted business at a New York City Starbucks by chanting “Save the planet, save the cows. Stop the vegan up-charge now!”
Cromwell skewered the company for pricing dairy alternatives higher than cow’s milk in a prepared statement. “When will you stop charging us more for vegan milk?” He shouted. “When will you stop raking in huge profits, while customers, animals and the environment suffer?”
In addition to making cows “suffer,” Cromwell claimed that ethnic minorities, who are more likely to be lactose intolerant than white people, were being punished by the price increase.
“When will you stop penalizing people for their ethnicity or their morals?” Cromwell went on. “The senseless up-charge hurts animals!”
The protest went on for nearly a half-hour before police arrived and moved the group along. The “Halt and Catch Fire” star detached himself from the counter and left with the rest of the almond milk activists.
Starbucks wasn’t thrilled by the disorderly display. “We respect our customers’ right to respectfully voice their opinions, so long as it does not disrupt our store operations,” a spokesperson remarked.
The coffee giant wasn’t the only one to be targeted by PETA over spilt milk. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that “Chocolate milk is insanely good,” on Monday, and the organization lashed out with an insane response.
“Drinking cow’s milk is like driving a gas guzzler. The dairy industry is one of the worst contributors to the climate catastrophe. What happened to caring about the environment?” PETA replied. “Now chocolate oat milk we can get behind.”
Drinking cow’s milk is like driving a gas guzzler. The dairy industry is one of the worst contributors to the climate catastrophe. What happened to caring about the environment?
Now chocolate oat milk we can get behind 😋 https://t.co/9XOUFmRb0R
— PETA (@peta) May 10, 2022