Coffeeshop under fire for selling 'Nazi' smoothie
A coffeeshop in London has received heavy backlash for attempting to sell a "Nazi" smoothie.
One customer spotted the smoothie, called "Nutzy" and complete with swastika on the label, and proceeded to contact the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA).
The CAA reported that the customer of the cafe Nin Com Soup told the organization, "I entered the coffee shop Nin Com Soup in Old Street Tube Station to get a drink. One drink didn't have a number but a large swastika, and the label said it was called 'Nutzy'."
She continued, "I went to the staff at the counter to discuss this and they called their manager."
The manager apparently told her that it was actually the Hindu symbol and that "nutzy" was a play on the phrase "having the nuts," meaning "having the courage." When the customer said she was still offended, the manager said that "London is a free city."
The CAA issued a complaint against the shop and reported it to both the Transport of London, as the cafe is in a train station, and the landlord of the site.
Nin Com Soup then issued an apology and explained it was a "rogue employee" who put out the drink:
The bottles were removed immediately upon notice.
"Needless to say the rogue employee has been dismissed," the cafe said. "This was incomprehensible, extremely insensitive, and upsetting to all of us. We unreservedly apologize."