They are coming clean about the incident that has angered many.
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were interviewed on Good Morning America on Thursday in relation to their arrest at a Starbucks that has gained national attention. Footage of their encounter with local law enforcement spread like wildfire over the Internet, which has effectively mobilized a boycott of the coffee chain throughout America. Nelson and Robinson, who were meeting with someone to discuss a potential real estate deal, were trying to use the bathroom when police were called to the scene two minutes after they had entered the store.
The pair's attorney admitted to interviewer Robin Roberts that his clients shouldn't have to voice any opinion on the manager's intent because "the facts speak for themselves," especially since no witnesses observed any wrongdoing on their behalf.
Nelson ultimately revealed that "this is something that has been going on for years and everyone’s blind to it but they know what’s going on," with Robinson adding "rules are rules,” but “what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong." Nelson then offered a more intuitive analysis of the scenario, revealing how "it’s not just a black people thing, it’s a people thing."
The two men hope to use their platform to inspire the younger generation to be resilient when experiencing similar situations.