James Cromwell, one of many stars in “Succession,” superglued himself to a counter of a Starbucks in New York protesting the chain’s surcharge on vegan milks.
The incident, which occurred Tuesday, was a protest coordinated with Folks for the Moral Remedy of Animals (PETA). Cromwell is a longtime supporter of the group and serves as an “Honorary Director.” He’s seen on video posted by the group asking Starbucks to “cease charging extra” for vegan milk.
Starbucks prices roughly 70 cents further for a dairy different, which incorporates soy, coconut, almond and oat milks, relying on the US metropolis. The chain just lately dropped the surcharge at its United Kingdom shops.
“My buddies at PETA and I are calling on Starbucks to cease punishing sort and environmentally acutely aware clients for selecting plant milks,” Cromwell stated in a press launch from PETA. “All of us have a stake within the life-and-death matter of the local weather disaster, and Starbucks ought to do its half by ending its vegan upcharge.”
The incident appeared to final a couple of half hour earlier than police arrived to clear the midtown Manhatte cafe. Cromwell appeared to scrape the glue off his hand with a knife.
“We respect our clients’ rights to respectfully voice their opinions as long as it doesn’t disrupt our retailer operations,” a Starbucks
(SBUX) spokesperson stated in an announcement.
PETA has lengthy been vocal about this challenge. They just lately had Sir Paul McCartney write an open letter to the corporate to former CEO Kevin Johnson asking that its US places to eradicate the additional charge as they’ve performed within the UK.
Cromwell was additionally nominated for an Academy Award for his function because the farmer within the 1995 movie “Babe.” He at present performs Ewan Roy in “Succession,” which airs on HBO. Like CNN, HBO is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.