Walgreens online boycotts occur after an employee refuses to sell contraceptives.
Walgreens defended employees and policies, stating that employees can morally challenge.
The boycott of Walgreens has grown 2.9 million times under Tiktok’s hashtag #BoycottWalgreens.
The move to boycott Walgreens has been active online after multiple customers have reported that employees are refusing other forms of contraception such as contraception and condoms.
In Hayward, Wisconsin, a cashier refused to sell Jessica Penz condoms on his religious grounds. Star Tribune..
Jessica’s partner Nathan Pentz, in a Twitter thread, cashier John refused to sell condoms because of his faith, and then Jess in front of other customers for her reproductive choices. Posted a complaint from a couple of customers who said they were confused.
“I was the only one in the store at the time,” Jessica told The. Star Tribune.. “It was a very lonely moment.”
Walgreens defended cashier behavior and said it was following company policy.
“Our policy is designed to ensure that we meet the needs of our patients and customers, while respecting the religious and moral beliefs of our team members,” said a Walgreens spokeswoman. NBC news.. “Instances are rare, but if a team member has a moral or religious belief in completing a transaction, you need to refer the customer to another employee or manager on duty to complete the transaction. This happened in this case. “”
Penz was not the first person to be denied contraception by a Walgreens employee.
According to a video she posted on Tiktok, Abigail Martin said she was denied replenishment from Walgreens because a pharmacist with two crosses around her neck refused her. In her video, she said she had been contraceptive for six years.
Martin said Walgreens representatives seemed to confirm to her that she wasn’t the only woman who was denied contraception.
“She goes,’I know exactly who you’re talking about, and we’ve had this problem for the last two weeks,’ Martin said in her TikTok.” Have had this problem for the past two weeks. They had the problem that women couldn’t use contraception. “
According to a Walgreens tweet, pharmacists are allowed to stay away from prescriptions that are inconsistent with their morals.
The hashtag #boycottwalgreens was spread on Twitter and TikTok by word of mouth and was played 2.9 million times on Tiktok.
Progressive media Occupy Democrats tweeted a phone call to boycott Walgreens and received 273,000 retweets.
Walgreens did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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