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Thandie Newton Puts Starbucks on Blast for Offensive Coffee Bean Display

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By    |   Friday, 08 Jan 2016 09:36 AM

Thandie Newton got an apology from Starbucks this week after the British actress took to social media to criticize a London store's small statue of a black child in a loin cloth holding a basket of coffee beans.

Newton, best known for her roles in "Mission Impossible II" and "Crash," posted a picture of the statue on Monday that reportedly appeared on a counter at the café.


The tweet caught the attention of Starbucks, which issued an apology on Twitter hours later.


"Serving as a welcoming place for everyone is core to who we are as a company," a Starbucks spokesperson told "Entertainment Tonight." "As we became aware of the offense, we immediately removed the figure from our store. We aim to provide an inclusive environment for all customers and communities in which we serve, and we are working with our partners (employees) to avoid similar incidents from happening in the future. We apologize for the offense caused."

Starbucks angered some religious and conservative groups back in November when it introduced its minimalist red cups for the Christmas season absent the usual Christmas ornaments and holiday symbols, NBC's "Today" show reported.

The new controversy divided many on social media.









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