A woman who was wearing a Trump T-shirt at Starbucks located at Dilworth, North Carolina was bullied by the employees.
“I don’t know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee,” the woman, who was identified as Kayla Hart, said.
Hart told the television station that she visited a Starbucks store wearing a Trump T-shirt. As a result, she claims she was laughed and shouted at, and received a coffee with a label affixed to it that read “Build the wall.”
“They shouted out ‘Build a wall’ and shoved a drink at me and then all the barisatas in the back started cracking up laughing,” Hart said. “I just walked out because everyone was staring.”
Fox reached out to Starbucks for a comment, and about the alleged incident. Starbucks said:
“We failed to meet this customer’s expectations of us, and we have apologized and are working directly with her to make it right. This experience is not consistent with our standards or the welcoming and respectful experience we aim to provide every customer who visit our stores. We have spoken with our store partners about this situation and are using this as a coaching opportunity for the future.”
“This isn’t me trying to get people to stop going to Starbucks,” she said. “I just want it to be put out there so people know this is what’s occurring. I don’t think it’s right you should be humiliated for wearing a T-shirt with your opinion on it.”
In response to the incident, more than 50 people, all wearing clothes or carrying items that signified their support for President Donald Trump, piled into a Starbucks in Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday after the coffee shop’s staff was accused of mocking a customer for wearing a Trump T-shirt.
The peaceful sit in, which began at 2 p.m., completely filled the Starbucks location — and even the parking lot, for a little while. The group had no demands, but instead wanted to stand up to a business they felt was disrespectful toward their political views, Mecklenburg County Republican Party board member James Tatro told The Charlotte Observer.
“We wanted the staff to see that Trump supporters are just as human as anyone else,” he said. “We live in a diverse city. It’s unacceptable in a modern society to make a customer feel uncomfortable, whether it’s a liberal business mistreating a conservative customer or a conservative business mistreating a liberal customer.”
“I gave them the name Trump and … they were very gracious about it,” Shellie Anderson told the TV station. “We just wanted to reverse the little negativity… It’s really good to come together and take something negative and just come in here and be respectful.”
Hart, however, did not participate in this demonstration of the Trump supporters.