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…