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Succession star James Cromwell takes SUPERGLUES at the counter of New York’s Starbucks in protest

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Succession star James Cromwell glued himself to a Starbucks counter to protest the coffee company charging more for vegan milk.

The actor, who plays Cousin Greg’s grandfather on the show, took part in PETA’s demonstration on Tuesday.

Cromwell became a vegetarian and animal rights activist after starring in 1995’s Babe as farmer Arthur Hogget.

The 82-year-old actor, donning the “Free the Animals” t-shirt, stuck one of his hands on the counter of a Starbucks in New York.

He blasted the cafe chain’s rise in vegan milk, saying it was harmful to the environment and discriminatory against lactose-intolerant customers of color.

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Actor James Cromwell took part in a PETA protest on Tuesday which was streamed live on the organization’s Facebook page.

The actor, putting on the t-shirt

The actor, donning the ‘Free the Animals’ t-shirt, stuck one of his hands on the counter of a New York Starbucks

Cromwell read a statement from a newspaper with his free hand, demanding the company do the right thing.

‘More than 13,000 customers have asked for you, now asked for you. Will you stop charging more for vegan milk?

“When are you going to stop making huge profits while customers, animals and the environment are suffering?” He asked. ‘When are you going to stop penalizing people for their ethnicities, their morals?’

Cromwell went on to say that the “insane” load affects mother cows – who are forced to breed to meet milk demand and then separated from their calves.

“These mothers have to endure the loss of their child again and again,” Cromwell said. “They suffer no less than human mothers would”

As Cromwell read his statement, business appeared to be business as usual, with staff still serving customers and seemingly ignoring the peaceful protest.

“The company claims to be committed to inclusion and diversity, but it continues to discriminate against those who cannot have dairy,” he continued.

“These exorbitant fees disproportionately affect people of color with a much higher rate of lactose intolerance.

“Up to 95% of Asian Americans and 80% of African Americans can’t digest cow’s milk, Starbucks charges them more!”

Cromwell, who plays cousin Greg's grandfather in Succession (pictured), said the cafe chain's increase in vegan milk was harmful to the environment and discriminatory

Cromwell, who plays cousin Greg’s grandfather in Succession (pictured), said the cafe chain’s increase in vegan milk was harmful to the environment and discriminatory

Cromwell and another protester glued their hands to the Manhattan Starbucks counter

The cops showed up at the protest and soon after Cromwell took his hand off the counter

As Cromwell read his statement, business appeared to be business as usual, with staff still serving customers and seemingly ignoring the peaceful protest.

This is not Cromwell's first protest, the actor has already been arrested while fighting for animal rights

This is not Cromwell’s first protest, the actor has already been arrested while fighting for animal rights

After reading his statement, Cromwell was joined by a handful of other protesters who chanted: “Save the planet, save the cows”. Stop the vegan supplement now!”

At some point, the police arrive and soon after, Cromwell uses nail polish remover to peel himself off the counter and calmly leaves the establishment.

This is not the first manifestation of Cromwell, the actor has already been arrested for defending animal rights.

In 2019, the actor was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct during a PETA protest against animal testing at a University of Texas.

In a video of the demonstration, Cromwell could be heard telling the room to “be compassionate” and “do the right thing”.

He then shouted as he was led out of the room by officers: ‘Release these dogs, send them to foster homes who will take care of them. Stop this lab! Shut down the lab!’

In 2017, Cromwell was charged with trespassing at Seaworld San Diego during a PETA protest calling on the theme park to release all animals to sanctuaries.

That year, he was thrown in jail for defying the police during an environmental protest sit-in.

Cromwell, who is also an environmental activist, was protesting at the site of Competitive Power Ventures’ future natural gas power plant in December 2015.

At the time, he told DailyMail.com he was not afraid to return to prison for his beliefs.

“We did everything we could…nothing helped, because there is no interface between an ordinary citizen and the state. You have to go through guards.

“And the only way to get media attention is what gets our issue across, because if you tell a politician, he dies on the spot; the only way to pass is to get arrested. Even when we were arrested: no advertising.

“Even when we were found guilty: no publicity. But when celebrities go to jail, it’s suddenly a story.

From a break-in at Seaworld to a sit-in at a power plant… other protests Babe star James Cromwell has taken part in:

In 2019, Cromwell was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct during a PETA protest against animal testing at a University of Texas.

The Succession star and another man were part of a demonstration to protest the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents’ use of dogs for medical research.

Cromwell, who has also starred in films such as Babe, LA Confidential and The Green Mile, has been arrested at several animal rights protests over the years.

In 2017, the actor was arrested at SeaWorld in San Diego to protest cruelty to orcas.

Previously, that same Cromwell was jailed for a week after refusing to pay a $375 fine as part of the ‘Wawayanda Six’, following a protest at a power plant in upstate New York. in 2015.

In February 2013, Cromwell was arrested for interrupting a University of Wisconsin meeting with a graphic photo of a cat to protest animal abuse on campus.

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