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Starbucks Barista Wrote Something Shameful On 11-Year-Old's Cup, Now This Is Happening

Some people stereotype other people automatically just based on their appearance. For example, a Starbucks in Scotland baristas has reportedly body shamed an 11-year-old girl.

It seems that Teigahn Sangster was at a Starbucks branch with a friend in Edinburgh, Scotland, and ordered a small caramel Frappuccino. When she received her drink a few minutes later, she saw the barista had written “fat,” or “fat” with an “o” underneath instead of her name.

“I felt really shocked when I saw what was written,” Sangster explained in an interview with UK media. “As we sat down my friend first spotted it and said, ‘That’s rude.’ I felt really embarrassed, upset and angry by it.”

Sangster’s mom, Dionne Ford commented to the press that she was “disgusted” by what happened.

“She phoned me from the café to tell me what had happened and I told her to bring the cup home,” Ford noted. “She told me ‘it doesn’t matter mom, I am fat.’ It was really upsetting to hear – it made her feel so little and knocked her confidence, I think it’s terrible.”

Starbucks management has said they are “urgently investigating” the matter, and the firm believes it’s all a misunderstanding as the employee did not “intentionally” write a cruel message.

The coffee giant released a statement noting: “We are very sorry for the upset this has caused the family. Following our investigation, we want to reassure that our store team did not write this intentionally.
It was originally crossed through and the circle is an indication that the partner (employee) did not capture the name correctly. We have contacted the family directly to explain and apologize.”

Even if this incident does turn out to be a mistake, keep in mind that body shaming young girls may be damaging to their self-esteem.

Moreover, according to various sources, low self-esteem and negative body image can result in depression in the teenage years.

Source: Huffington Post
Photo: Metro, Mirror

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