When Police Chief Johnny O’Mara picked up his order at a Glenpool, Oklahoma Starbucks store on Thanksgiving Day, he noticed the word “PIG” had been printed on the label. After O’Mara reported the incident, the barista responsible for typing the insult into his order was fired, as she should have been.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara says one of his officers picked up five cups of coffee today at the Glenpool @Starbucks for his dispatchers, as a thank you for working on Thanksgiving.
— Amy Slanchik (@amyslanchik) November 28, 2019
Upon hearing the employee had been fired, twitter user “Tesla killdozer @argument winner,” whose profile photo shows either him or someone else made up to resemble a vampire, tweeted: “starbucks has a profanity filter in place to prevent things like this from happening. the only way for the name “pig” to show up on a cup is for the customer to set that as their own name in the mobile order app. in other words, the pig cops faked this for a bullshit sob story.”
As of 10 am, his post has received over 429,000 likes and 90,000 retweets.
Worse still, after the tweet had gone mega-viral, @argumentwinner made the following comments:
“can we get some police officer domestic violence statistics in the chat??”
“then, just want to say hello to all the zero follower accounts that have never interacted with me before coming out of the woodwork within 5 minutes of posting this to defend cops! i certainly hope your cop relatives never get hurt or maimed in the line of duty, i would be inconsolable”
The most amazing thing to me about this tweet is the large number of people happy to throw cops under the bus. I hope they remember this the next time they need help from one.
Surprisingly, the New York Times wasn’t among them.
A Starbucks statement said that the barista “wrote this offensive word,” used “poor judgment” and was ultimately fired for violating company policy https://t.co/zu9ZAy85Ea
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 1, 2019