Satanic Barista at Starbucks Upsets Catholic Customer-Truth!
Satanic Barista at Starbucks Upsets Catholic Customer-Truth!Summary of eRumor: This is a forwarded email that contains what appears to be a news article alleging that Megan Pinion, a Catholic school teacher, posted a complaint on her Facebook news feed about a Starbucks barista. Pinion said the barista drizzled satanic symbols in caramel on her two lattes. The Truth: The article is real and appeared on the Limelife.com website on April 2, 2014.
This story went viral on the Internet and Starbucks issued a public apology, according to an article by The Advertiser released later that day. Tom Kuhn, the social media spokesman for Starbucks, told reporters, “We reached out to her through social media and apologized. We’re taking the complaint seriously. We’re not sure who served her or what kind of beverage it was. It looks kind of caramel-ish in the photos.” Posted 04/02/14
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Satanic Barista at Starbucks
Would you care for some extra sin with your morning coffee? That’s what one Christian woman in Louisiana got after a Starbucks employee drizzled Satanic symbols, in caramel, on her latte.
Catholic school teacher Megan Pinion received the rather disturbing artistic creation at her local Starbucks in Baton Rouge, then went on Facebook to reprimand the young barista.
“I unfortunately can’t give the young man’s name who served it, because I was so appalled that I could not bring myself to look at him,” Pinion wrote in her post, according to the Louisiana Advertiser.
She went on, “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. I am a teacher in the public school system and if I were to present a child of atheist or pagan believers with a Christian art project I could be sued in a heartbeat. I am of Catholic faith and would love to share in my beliefs daily. Fortunately I have enough common sense to present myself with professionalism and follow an ethics code. Perhaps that could be suggested to that particular location.”
Starbucks social media spokesman Tom Kuhn says the company took notice of the complaint and promptly offered Pinion an apology.
“[Sunday] was the first we heard of it when she posted on our Facebook page,” told the Advertiser. “We reached out to her through social media and apologized. We’re taking the complaint seriously. We’re not sure who served her or what kind of beverage it was. It looks kind of caramel-ish in the photos.”
Kuhn did not comment on whether the devil-worshipping barista was still employed at Starbucks (and still slinging satanic chai lattes to unsuspecting customers), so be sure to check your coffee before you drink it. Frappuchinos are expensive enough without having to sell your soul for them too.