Starbucks has issued an apology for having two black men arrested for trespassing in their Philly establishment, but it didn’t stop them from getting dragged by everyone including Shaun King, Angela Rye, T.I., Tamar Braxton and others.
See their posts below.
This treatment of two black men who were sitting @Starbucks but hadn’t ordered anything & were arrested by SIX police officers is shameful! Is this what I must now teach my son? You don’t have the same rights as your counterparts-be docile or you could be killed? Bye #Starbucks https://t.co/r7CcVua9gE
— Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) April 14, 2018
Outrage has also spread through the streets of social media as many called for the firing of the employees who called the police on the two men.
So I guess we can add WWB (Waiting While Black) to the list of things my sons can't do in an American coffee shop. I've been in a #Starbucks when a guy walked in with an AR-15 strapped to his back and not one thing happened except he got served his coffee. @Starbucks https://t.co/mMAwhyyYxl
— Nita Reddinger (@nita_reddinger) April 13, 2018
Sorry, #Starbucks, but as a white woman who has lingered and loitered in places for hours w/o being arrested, I call bullshit. This was not 'unfortunate'. This was 'racist'. Address it and deal with it as such. https://t.co/8fGlzNLqfU
— Roni?? (@NSNCFic) April 14, 2018
#rulestobeingblack if you go into a #starbucks you can not do as you see your white counterparts doing you are to order something immediately otherwise you risk being seen as threatening and your nice suit and tie wont protect you.
— The Misunderstood Negro (@2voices1mind) April 13, 2018
Police – What's going on?
Men- Nothing. We're waiting for a friend to join us. Oh, here he is.
Police – Oh, OK. Ma'am, we're leaving now. Please don't waste our time again.
And scene. #whatshouldahappened #Starbucks
— Toni Hargis (@ToniHargis) April 14, 2018
This story has reached Australia. "Unfortunate" is not what I'd call the level of embarrassment and loss of dignity these two men suffered. #Starbucks
— DanniB (@ReignOfSound) April 14, 2018
— Rose ??❤️✌?☮️ (@Lilyladybuggy) April 14, 2018