Starbucks CEO: ‘If You Support Traditional Marriage We Don’t Want Your Business”

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TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMEBR 26: Howard Schultz, Chairman, Starbucks Coffe Company attends the company's preview party to promote new product "Starbucks Discoveries" during a preview party on September 26, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. "Starbucks Discoveries" is the company's first chilled cup coffee product which will be available at convenience stores on September 27 in Japan with the same coffee beans used at Starbucks stores. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

During the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting, CEO Howard Schultz had a clear message to send to investors who don’t support gay marriage: he doesn’t want your business.

Schultz went on to claim that Starbucks strives to “embrace diversity of all kinds.” He went on to tell a shareholder who stands behind tradition marriage to sell his shares and invest elsewhere.

Forbes reported that Schultz seemed hostile and intolerant of any shareholders who objected to gay marriage for moral or religious reasons.

What do you think? Is this a bad move on Starbucks’ part?