A Canadian coffee chain that offered disenchanted British royals Prince Harry and his wife Meghan free coffee for all times if they move to Canada has faced a web backlash.
The response came after Tim Hortons — synonymous with coffee in Canada — posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet on Wednesday saying: “No pressure, Meghan and Harry, but if you are doing prefer to move to Canada, free coffee for all times . believe it.”
The offer proved hard to swallow for Canadians upset by the chain’s labor relations practises. Canadian media reported that a branch of Tim Hortons in Winnipeg locked out unionized workers who were posing for a pay rise.
In a shock announcement on Wednesday Harry and Meghan said they’re going to step back as senior members of the royalty and spend longer in North America, where Meghan lived for several years while filming the tv series “Suits.”
One Twitter user observed that the royals “can afford to shop for the corporate . Your employees can’t afford the rent.”
An observer in Quebec commented: “Y’know, the corporate that cuts break times for workers on minimum wages… and offers free coffee for members of the royalty .”
“No pressure, Tim Hortons, but you’ll stop losing customers if you employ that cash for free of charge lifetime coffee for Meghan and Harry to prevent nickel and diming your employees into a strike over 10 cents an hour,” said a Twitter user with the handle “Oooh, Canada!”