They also said that this was done to protect children from coming across free porn because a free unblocked hotspot would let them get around any content inhibitors their parents placed on their devices, saying, again, that this presents a danger for the minors in the establishment.
The main concern of this NGO was the safety of the children, which is commendable on its own. The ban, however, caused tremors in the LGBTQ community. They are concerned that this ban would produce the same problems the McDonalds ban from 2011 caused. McDonald’s accidentally blocked any website that had anything to do with the LGBTQ community including support websites. The community was, of course, outraged by this and sparked a riot on social media. The LGBTQ community were not the only ones who are affected by the Starbucks ban.
YouPorn was also outraged by this new block. So much so that they are banning employees from bringing Starbucks into the offices. The day after the ban was announced, all employees received an email from the executives warning them of the repercussions of this ban, showing just how much this ban outraged them. Starbucks is yet to respond to this ban, but, considering the pressure they are receiving from the NGO, the bans are here to stay. This will most likely cause Enough is Enough to start campaigning against YouPorn. On the other side of the spectrum, YouPorn employees speculate if the executives would ban products of other chains that have bans on adult content such as McDonald’s.