Trump-supporting Starbucks customer alleges the franchise bullied and mocked her over this
A Dilworth, North Carolina woman told FOX 46 Charlotte that she was bullied by Starbucks employees after she wore a t-shirt supporting President Donald Trump into a local store.
“I don’t know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee,” the woman, who was identified as Kayla Hart, said.
Hart told the television station that she visited a Starbucks store on Wednesday morning wearing a Trump t-shirt. As a result, she claims she was laughed and shouted at, and received a coffee with a label affixed to it that read “Build the wall.”
“They shouted out ‘Build a wall’ and shoved a drink at me and then all the barisatas in the back started cracking up laughing,” Hart said. “I just walked out because everyone was staring.”
FOX reached out to Starbucks for a comment, and about the alleged incident Starbucks said:
“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.”
Hart told the network that she isn’t trying to stir up trouble by bringing the purported situation to light.
“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.”