Starbucks Transgender Ad Campaign Baffles, Outrages India

Starbucks India launched a transgender acceptance ad campaign last week. It was met with considerable anger by customers in the Hindu-majority nation, who resented the coffee company for attempting to infuse American “woke” politics into Indian culture.

MUMBAI, INDIA - JULY 13: A Starbucks India Estates Blend, a medium roast with citrus and chocolate notes cultivated in Karnataka, South India, at The Art of Craft - an evening of coffee curations at the Palladium Mall on July 13, 2017 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Rubina A. Khan/Getty …