Starbucks Apologizes For Satanic Images In Christian Woman's Coffee Foam

Published 02 April 2014
Facebook/Megan Pinion
Photos of the offensive Starbucks coffees

A Louisiana schoolteacher accused a Starbucks barista of drawing Satanic images in her Starbucks coffee foam on Sunday. In a photo she shared on Starbucks Facebook page, Megan Pinion shows two cups of coffee: one containing what appears to be a pentagram and the other cup containing the number 666. 

The pentagram, when pointed downwards, is frequently used as a symbol by devil worshipers. The number 666, also known as the 'mark of the beast' can be found in the Bible's book of Revelations and it is often associated with Satan. 

According to reports from The Advertiser, Starbucks has apologized for the barista's actions. "We reached out to her through social media and apologized," said Starbucks social media team spokesman Tom Kun. "We're taking the complaint seriously."

In her Facebook post, Megan Pinion expressed her feelings on what she was served. "I unfortunately can't give the young man's name who served [the drink], because I was so appalled that I could not bring myself to look at him," Pinion 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."

According to CBS, Starbucks released a public statement, saying, "We have sincerely apologized for her experience. 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."

The Huffington Post reports that Starbucks has not yet revealed whether or not the employee will be disciplined for his actions. 

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