DILWORTH, N.C. (FOX 13) - Kayla Hart walked into a Starbucks in North Carolina on Wednesday, wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. But instead of being greeted with a smile, Hart says the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a political message mocking her support for the president.
"They shouted out, ‘build a wall,’ and shoved a drink at me, and then all the baristas in the back started cracking up laughing," Hart said, recalling the incident.
She says the commotion even caught the attention of nearby customers.
"I just walked out because everyone was staring."
Hart believes she was bullied for wearing her Donald Trump shirt. Immediately after the incident, she emailed Starbucks’ customer service.
"I just found it really sad that I can't wear a t-shirt with our president without being made fun of," Hart said.
FOX 46 in Charlotte reached out to Starbucks for their take on the incident. They replied with the following statement:
"We failed to meet this customer's expectations of us, and we have apologized and are working directly with her to make it right. This experience is not consistent with our standards or the welcoming and respectful experience we aim to provide every customer who visit our stores. We have spoken with our store partners about this situation and are using this as a coaching opportunity for the future."
"This isn't me trying to get people to stop going to Starbucks,” Hart explained, “I just want it to be put out there so people know this is what's occurring…I don’t know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee."