Friday, January 08, 2016




Black British actress slams Starbucks over 'racist' statue of black boy in pith helmet and loin cloth in London coffee shop


The image is presumably meant to portray a coffee planation worker so may be broadly accurate

Thandie Newton has accused Starbucks of racism after spotting a statue of a black boy wearing a pith helmet and loin cloth in one of its London coffee shops.

The outraged actress posted a photograph to Twitter, showing the model - which was being used to hold Colombian coffee beans - on the counter of the chain's shop in Soho.

She then wrote: 'Seriously @Starbucks? At the counter — Loin cloth and Safari hat on a black child. Happy New Year circa 19th century.'

The chain replied saying: 'We are very concerned to learn of this incident & we can’t apologize enough. We have removed the figure & are investigating.'

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8 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

Whine,whine,whine that's all liberals ever do Whine,whine,whine

Anonymous said...

The professionally offended can always find some excuse to be offended.

Anonymous said...

Instead of representing the people who gather the coffee beans and make them available to the patrons they have decided their customers should have no such reminder.

How do these idiots know the difference between celebrating culture as opposed to mocking it? Answer: They don't know the difference.

Dean said...

It should portray a middle aged white male in his $1000 dollar suit with a briefcase in one hand and a tray of coffee beans in the other. Totally inaccurate, but as long as it's PC, who cares?

Anonymous said...

It might as well be by magic that coffee beans come to coffee shops and supermarkets.

Alpha Skua said...

Liberals are so easly offended by the slightists little thing and so they Whine

Anonymous said...

Some people need to get a life rather than wasting time in the twitterverse over pc bullshit. Starbucks failed in Australia and I am surprised it is still going in the UK.

Flu-Bird said...

Anon 12:10 Your so right about that one these people need to get a life and stop their rediculous whining