Starbucks says it will allow employees to wear BLM items while at work

After facing criticism for a policy not allowing employees to wear “Black Lives Matter” apparel or accessories while working, Starbucks has reversed course.

Starbuck had publicly supported the BLM movement, but was barring employees from wearing anything bearing that message while working.

The company said it was concerned about inciting violence or other issues as its main reason for the ban, but reversed its decision June 12, 2020 and said employees will now be allowed to wear Black Lives Matter apparel, pins and other items “while proudly wearing the green apron.”