Starbucks has apologized to a Louisiana school teacher after the woman complained that her barista made Satanic symbols in her coffee foam.
Tom Kuhn, the Starbucks social media team spokesman, first found the complaint online. Kuhn says “(Sunday) was the first we heard of it when she posted on our Facebook page. We reached out to her through social media and apologized. We’re taking the complaint seriously. We’re not sure who served her or what kind of beverage it was. It looks kind of caramel-ish in the photos.”
The photos were of Megan Pinion’s two beverages: one with a 666, the other with a pentagram.
Kuhn also issued an official statement, saying “We have sincerely apologized for her experience. This obviously is not the type of experience we want to provide any of our customers, and is not representative of the customer service our partners provide to millions of customers every day.”
“I unfortunately can’t give the young man’s name who served it, because I was so appalled that I could not bring myself to look at him,” Pinion wrote in her Facebook post. “I am in no way judging his beliefs or dis-meriting his beautiful artwork, I am however judging his lack of professionalism and respect for others. I am a teacher in the public school system and if I were to present a child of atheist or pagan believers with a Christian art project I could be sued in a heartbeat. I am of Catholic faith and would love to share in my beliefs daily. Fortunately I have enough common sense to present myself with professionalism and follow an ethics code. Perhaps that could be suggested to that particular location.”