In Dilworth. NC, a women claims she was harassed by Starbucks baristas for wearing a T- shirt that read; “Build the Wall”.
A woman identified as Kayla Hart told Fox46 that she was harassed by baristas at Starbucks for political reasons. She was wearing a T- shirt that read “Build the Wall”, supporting President Trump’s immigration policies when the Starbucks employees rudely shouted at and mocked the Trump supporter for her passive and harmless political statement. She claims they shouted “build a wall!” at her several times, and shoved the cup of coffee at her aggressively instead of serving it to her properly.
“I don’t know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee,”, Ms. Hart said to Fox46.
“They shouted out ‘Build a wall’ and shoved a drink at me and then all the baristas in the back started cracking up laughing,” Hart said. “I just walked out because everyone was staring.”
Starbucks had a statement on the incident: “We failed to meet this customer’s expectations of us, and we have apologized and are working directly with her to make it right. This experience is not consistent with our standards or the welcoming and respectful experience we aim to provide every customer who visit our stores. We have spoken with our store partners about this situation and are using this as a coaching opportunity for the future.”
Ms. Hart says; “This isn’t me trying to get people to stop going to Starbucks,” she said. “I just want it to be put out there so people know this is what’s occurring. I don’t think it’s right you should be humiliated for wearing a t-shirt with your opinion on it.”
It is no secret where Starbucks’ political affiliations lay, but hopefully they make a genuine effort to do right by this customer and correct the unexeptable behavior of their employees.