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A Starbucks Barista Crossed The Line By Writing Shaming Comment On A Customer's Cup

Refinery29 logo Refinery29 11/04/2016 Tanya Edwards

Florida's Action News Jax reports a Starbucks customer claims that a barista labeled his grande white mocha with the words, "Diabetes here I come."

The customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, got the drink from a coworker who made a coffee run. Upon its delivery, he found the rude message, drink-shaming him in the spot normally reserved for a coffee drinker's name. The label was printed from the computer, rather than written by hand.

Making this whole situation worse is the fact that the man has two sisters with Type 1 diabetes (sometimes called juvenile diabetes), who have struggled with the frequent doctors appointments and daily insulin injections since elementary school.

A reporter from Action News Jax visited the Starbucks and showed photos of the cup to the manager, who looked seriously upset. The manager vehemently replied, "No!" when asked if this was the image Starbucks wanted to portray.

The customer says he doesn't want an apology. He just wants to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

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