Thandie Newton Throws Some Shade Starbucks’ Way!

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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.

“Seriously @Starbucks? At the counter – Loin cloth and Safari hat on a black child. Happy New Year circa 19th century,” 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 can’t apologise enough. We have removed the figure & are investigating.”

Good move, Starbucks.  Check out the figurine (below) and tell us what YOU think of the controversial statue…

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Photo: FameFlynet

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January 9th, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Then something changed for me during the second season. They toned it down a bit, found some balance between shade and fight to the death, and gasp actually showed more of the women with medical jobs working. Imagine that. It s all made for a much better show.

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