Starbucks is in hot water after two black men were arrested at one of their Philadelphia coffee shops for "creating a disturbance."
Millions have viewed video of the two men being escorted from the cafe while in handcuffs as a white man questions why they are being taken away because they were there to meet him. Apparently, the two men were asked to leave after using the bathroom without purchasing anything, which is a violation of the shop's policy. When they didn't, the cops were called.
Philly police initially defended the arrest but are now reviewing what happened.
Starbucks has apologized for the incident:
We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/suUsytXHks— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 14, 2018
We regret that our practices and training led to the reprehensible outcome at our Philadelphia store. We’re taking immediate action to learn from this and be better. A statement from ceo Kevin Johnson: https://t.co/kPav8bEeOX— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 15, 2018
That may not be enough for T.I., who is boycotting the coffee chain over what went down.
You can view full video of the incident below.
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