Months after a Starbucks retailer in Philadelphia was assailed for printing ‘ISIS’ instead of Aziz on a customer’s order, one other outlet in Oklahoma lately confronted flak after an employee served a police officer a cup of espresso with the phrase “pig” printed on the label. Following the incident, which occurred on Thanksgiving Day, the employee has been fired.
The incident got here to gentle after the police officer Kiefer Chief Johnny O’Mara wrote about it on Facebook. “What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote within the submit whereas sharing an image of the cup, the CNN reported.
While the submit has now been deleted, an Oklahoma journalist tweeted an image of the cup alongside with a Twitter thread giving updates of the story. Since being shared on-line, the tweet has been appreciated over 12,000 occasions and has acquired blended reactions.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara says one in every of his officers picked up 5 cups of espresso at this time on the Glenpool @Starbucks for his dispatchers, as a thanks for working on Thanksgiving.
— Amy Slanchik (@amyslanchik) November 28, 2019
Calling the incident “absolutely unacceptable”, Starbucks disclosed the termination of the employee.
“The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy,” the assertion learn. “This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,” the corporate additional mentioned.