James Cromwell glued himself to the Starbucks branch table.
The “Succession” star rallied against the famous caffeine pickup point’s policy of charging more for vegan, vegan, and “more sustainable products” as part of collective action to combat the climate crisis and protect animal welfare in the New York City outlet.
According to a live broadcast on PETA’s Facebook page on Tuesday (10.05.22), the animal rights charity’s 82-year-old emeritus director read from a prepared statement: “When are you going to stop making huge profits while customers, animals and the environment suffer? Starbucks claims to be It wants to be more sustainable, but discourages customers from choosing sustainable products. The company claims to be committed to inclusion and diversity, but it still discriminates against those who don’t have access to dairy.”
The star of the coffee chain “Pipe” demanded to “stop this practice” immediately for the good of the world.
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“Stop this practice of charging customers more for something that should be available to everyone that saves the planet, doesn’t hurt animals and it will make a difference,” James said.
He concluded: “Save the planet, save the cows. End the plant shipping now.”
Later in the footage, police were seen arriving at the store to evacuate the protesters. However, James and another person – stuck himself in the cash register – remained. After that, they both used a special lotion to free themselves and left the store.
James gained momentum for his activism before. In 2015, he was arrested for being part of a group of protesters chained to a wall using a single bicycle lock in opposition to a power plant being built in upstate New York. In 2017, he spent three days in prison for refusing to pay the fine imposed on him for his ‘disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice’.
About the incident, he said via a statement: “Anyone who feels angry is compelled to resist. Any law that facilitates and justifies such a crime by stifling dissent is unjust. History will justify our struggle and criticize its perpetrators. That is, if there is history.”