Kayla Hart went to her local Starbucks in Dilworth, NC, and walked out feeling humiliated. She was wearing a t-shirt in support of President Trump, when the cashier laughed right in her face. Instead of calling her by name, they wrote “build a wall” on her label.
“I don’t know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee,’ Hart said. ‘I just walked out because everyone was staring.”
Hart did send an email to Starbucks customer service and they are looking into the issue. She says that while she’s not trying to boycott the chain, she wants people to understand that this is an issue.
The Daily Mail reports:
‘I just found it really sad that I can’t wear a t-shirt with our president without being made fun of,’ Hart told Fox 46. Her shirt read ‘Trump for President 2016.’
Hart immediately emailed Starbucks customer service. Starbucks released a statement regarding the event.
Kayla says shes not trying to get people to stop going to the coffee chain, but wants people to be aware this type of behavior is happening.
She is waiting to hear back from the Starbucks district manager before making a decision if she will return to the coffee shop herself.
Starbucks released a statement, which read: ‘We failed to meet this customer’s expectations of us, and we have apologized and are working directly with her to make it right.
‘We have spoken with our store partners about this situation and are using this as a coaching opportunity for the future.
‘I just want it to be put out there so people know this is what’s occurring,’ Hart added. ‘I don’t think it’s right you should be humiliated for wearing a t-shirt with your opinion on it.’