Thandie Newton won’t be getting any more Frappucinos!
The actress took to Twitter on Monday to blast Starbucks for a statue depicting a young black boy holding up a basket of coffee beans, which was visible and prominent by the checkout counter.
â€œSeriously @Starbucks? At the counter – Loin cloth and Safari hat on a black child. Happy New Year circa 19th century,â€ Newton, 43, captioned the photo of the piece, which was selling Colombia Narino espresso beans.
Obvi, The coffee company responded to Newton on Twitter, almost immediately, saying:
@thandienewton we are very concerned to learn of this incident & we canâ€™t apologise enough. We have removed the figure & are investigating.â€
Good move, Starbucks.Â Check out the figurine (below) and tell us what YOU think of the controversial statue…