Coca-Cola quickly deleted support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement from its website, hoping no one would notice.
But the woke company’s move to distance itself from BLM didn’t go unnoticed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who demanded the beverage company apologize for its support for the far-left group after publicly supporting Hamas’ terror attacks against Israeli civilians earlier this month.
Days after Hamas terrorists launched their horrific attacks on Israel, BLM published a post featuring a silhouette of a paraglider along with a Palestinian flag declaring, “I STAND WITH PALESTINE.”
The post has since been deleted following a massive backlash.
At the time, Cruz reacted to the post, writing:
“A domestic Marxist organization supporting a global terrorist organization.”
A domestic Marxist organization supporting a global terrorist organization. https://t.co/EX61JiioCO— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 10, 2023
The Coca-Cola support page for BLM was later altered, with all mentions of the group removed.
The company went all in supporting the group in the spring and summer of 2020.
Cruz called out Coca-Cola for sneaky editing of its social justice page, demanding an apology from the company.
“CAUGHT RED-HANDED. @CocaCola deletes its support for BLM,” the Texas Republican posted.
“One screenshot is of @CocaCola’s website before BLM supported Hamas parachuting into a concert to kill Israeli civilians,” Cruz said.
“The other is from this morning,” he continued.
“Editing your website is not enough.”
“Americans DEMAND an apology.”
CAUGHT RED-HANDED. @CocaCola deletes its support for BLM.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 20, 2023
One screenshot is of @CocaCola's website before BLM supported Hamas parachuting into a concert to kill Israeli civilians.
The other is from this morning.
Editing your website is not enough. Americans DEMAND an apology. pic.twitter.com/WKRdxVrTu8
Prior to the Hamas attacks on Israel, Coca-Cola explicitly mentioned the group on its website.
An excerpt on one page for its charitable contributions read:
“In the summer of 2020, Sprite launched ‘The Give Back’ program to support the Black community in the fight against racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The brand also donated $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network to support the group’s voting education efforts and their February 2021 Black Future Month.”
That excerpt now reads:
“In the summer of 2020, Sprite launched ‘The Give Back’ program to support the Black community in the fight against racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Coca-Cola has not publicly commented on the deletion.