Actor Thandie Newton Blast Coffee Chain "Starbucks" For Having A Black Statue
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The Good Deeds actress put the coffeehouse on blast when she posted a photo of the display, which depicted a Black child holding a basket of coffee beans, dressed in rugged clothing.
After seeing the figure perched on the store’s counter on Monday, Newton Tweeted out an imagine of the statue and posted:
Seriously @Starbucks? At the counter - Loin cloth and Safari hat on a black child. Happy New Year circa 19th century pic.twitter.com/kD3qgKmti1— Thandie Newton (@thandienewton) January 4, 2016
The coffee chain was quick to respond with an apology via its official social media account, Tweeting directly to the actress: “@thandienewton we are very concerned to learn of his incident & we can't apologise enough. We have removed the figure & are investigating."