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After Facing A Huge Boycott, Starbucks Apologizes To Officers Booted From Their Coffee Shop

Starbucks made a huge mistake on the 4th of July and now face a huge boycott!

A group of Tempe police officers was reportedly asked to move or leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer feels uncomfortable.

Tempe officers association Tweeted:

Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect
After they faced huge boycott Starbucks decided to react!

Starbucks Corp on Sunday apologized after an employee at one of its stores in Tempe, Arizona asked six police officers to leave or move out of a customer’s line of sight, triggering social media backlash.

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive,” the association added.

“On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4,” Rossann Williams, the coffee chain’s executive vice president, wrote.

“What occurred in our store on July 4 is never the experience your officers or any customer should have, and at Starbucks, we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future.”

The Tempe Officers Association reported that a barista at a Starbucks in the East Valley city approached the five officers who had already purchased their coffees and informed them a customer “did not feel safe” with them in the store, asking them to move out of the customer’s line of sight or leave the store.

Although the officers did leave, two of them who are veterans were reportedly “offended and frustrated” by the incident.

Starbucks would love the things to settle down after this but it’s hard to believe that customers will go back after the huge disrespect they showed for our boys in blue!