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Starbucks apologizes for 'satanic' symbols in coffee cups

Starbucks' Satanic Latte Art

Starbucks is apologizing to a Louisiana woman after she received two cups of coffee with satanic symbols drawn into the foam. On Sunday, Megan Pinion posted a picture onto Starbucks' Facebook page, displaying her coffees with a "666" and a pentagram drawn with caramel.

She wrote, "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." Pinion goes on to explain that she is a teacher and a practicing Catholic, but she would lose her job if she pushed those beliefs onto her students.

Since posting the picture, it has been liked and shared more than 18,000 times, prompting Starbucks to respond.

Coffee art that's a lot less controversial:

In a formal statement to The Advertiser, a Starbucks social media team spokesperson said, "We reached out to her through social media and apologized ... 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."

It's unknown if the Starbucks barista has been identified or kept his job.

This isn't the first time Starbucks has been accused of being satanic. There have been rumors for years saying that Starbucks' logo has satanic ties. In truth, they are named after a nautical character, and the original logo was based on a 16th century Nordic wood cutout of a siren.

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JIM April 02 2014 at 4:19 PM

And maybe she did it herself for the attention, and look at all she is getting.

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hereztheclincher April 02 2014 at 3:47 PM

what does ggg mean?

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EzinWy hereztheclincher April 02 2014 at 3:50 PM

It's upside down ... suppose to be 999

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bigg1957 EzinWy April 02 2014 at 3:57 PM

Actually, it's 666, a satanic meaning for satan.

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hyena74 EzinWy April 02 2014 at 4:10 PM

Bigg...Nope.... Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man!!. That number is 666....666 was code word at the time for Nero.

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Tuntavrnman April 02 2014 at 3:27 PM

There is a lawsuit brewing up as we speak...

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llozano April 02 2014 at 8:20 AM

Very unimaginative to say the least.

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lidodex April 02 2014 at 4:33 PM

What is with all this craziness of servers in bars and restaurants and the like writing nasty or racist epithets on customers' receipts and now putting symbols in the foam of someone's coffee??? If you're a waiter or waitress or coffee barista, whatever happened to just simply doing your job in a civilized and professional manner? Most of these incidents are not cases where customers have been behaving badly or have been abusive to the wait staff, provoking some sort of retaliation. They are cases of ordinary people coming into an establishment to be served what they have paid for. Employees caught doing things like this ought to be severely disciplined, if not fired, for such rude, disrespectful and unprofessional behavior.

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Owen April 02 2014 at 8:16 PM

just plain dumb

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rjf401 April 02 2014 at 8:15 AM


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Glenn April 02 2014 at 11:26 AM

Yet, Life goes on!!!!

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agilman1961 April 02 2014 at 3:26 PM

No wonder it takes so long to get coffee.

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gpaulfern April 02 2014 at 3:23 PM

I think this is a tempest in a teapot. I was taught to draw US flag stars like that in 1'st grade at Holy Angels Elementary. The numbers 666 have many more than one meaning. There was a US Route 666 in SW Colorado as recently as 1998. Without knowing the artist's intent the figures are open to personal interpretation. In other words, they are what you make of them. If the drinks were good, I see no reason for offense or complaint.

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