Boycott Costa Coffee - mobilise against mutilation
Costa Coffee, with 40 locations on the Island of Ireland, both South and North, is currently promoting a harmful narrative by using an image of a girl bearing double mastectomy scars on their mobile coffee van, appearing at events across the UK.
This image is not only deeply insensitive to cancer sufferers but also endorses gender ideology, a belief that can mislead and harm impressionable young minds and bodies.
This is not a case of misinterpretation; the image was taken from a mural painted for use by Costa Coffee at Brighton and Hove Pride last year.
The decision to attempt to 'become male' by undergoing a mastectomy and taking testosterone causes irreparable damage, with lifelong health risks and consequences such as loss of fertility. Increasingly, 'de-transitioners' are publicly sharing their regret over such irreversible actions.
By displaying these scars as a symbol of pride, Costa Coffee is supporting these harmful actions.
Speaking to CitizenGO, James Esses, founder of Thoughtful Therapists, a group of clinicians and trainee clinicians with concerns about the impact of gender ideology on counselling and therapy said, “For far too long, private corporations like Costa Coffee have gotten away with pushing dangerous ideology in pursuit of profit with no consideration for the harm they are causing. That must end now. They must be taught that there are consequences”.
We urge Phillipe Schaillee, CEO of Costa Coffee, to reconsider this branding strategy.
Costa Coffee stands to lose more than potential credit lines - it risks losing its entire customer base.
SIGN and SHARE our petition now to help #StopChildMutilation #BoycottCostaCoffee and send a message that when companies like Costa Coffee attempt to impose and promote harmful values in society, they will pay a heavy price.