In a move to promote their business, Starbucks said they are making sure this incident won't happen again [but may promote the people who bullied her for "leftist bravery in the face of a girl"].
"I don't know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee," Kayla Hart, the target of the abuse said.
Ms. Hart walked in to Starbucks on East Boulevard in Dilworth wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. Instead of greeting her properly, the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a political message, mocking her support for President Trump.
"They shouted out 'build a wall' and shoved a drink at me and then all the baristas in the back started cracking up laughing," she said.
The loud reaction to Hart caught the attention of nearby customers.
"I just walked out because everyone was staring," she said, believing she was bullied for wearing the Trump t-shirt.
She immediately emailed Starbucks customer service. "I just found it really sad that I can't wear a t-shirt with our president without being made fun of," she said.
Fox 46 in Charlotte reached out to the bitter coffee chain to get results and received the following reply:
"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 standard 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."Kayla Hart also heard back from Starbucks.
"This isn't me trying to get people to stop going to Starbucks. 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," Hart said.
She awaits to hear from the Starbucks district manager before deciding whether she will return to the coffee shop.
Personally, if the same scum-buns still work there, I wouldn't give them my business.
Starbucks sucks--at least the East Boulevard in Dilworth does.