Starbucks apologizes for 'satanic' symbols in coffee cups
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.
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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.