A Starbucks employee located at a Starbucks franchise located inside an Indiana Target has been fired after they posting a TikTok “blue lives matter” video, showing them prepare a poisonous drink that was police themed.
The Police Tribune identified the barista as Van Greyson Hart. On Monday August 31 Hart was fired from the Starbucks barista position in an Indianapolis, Indiana Target. Hart was a Target employee, and not directly employed by Starbucks
The caption was labeled with the title of the background music song titled, “All I want for Christmas is more dead cops.” The video was removed from TikTok for violations of the app’s the terms of service.
Starbucks employees joke about killing police with a bleach drink the “Blue Lives Matter” drink
Last year, it was writing PIG on the label of cops cups @Starbucks Does this situation finally call for sensitivity training, or is that only for people of color? pic.twitter.com/BUHWoAg02W
— Kim Coulter (@coulterculture) September 2, 2020
The former employee was subsequently fired for the parody drink recipe video.
“Hi, guys, I updated my recipe for the Blue Lives Matter drinks,”
Hart has since claimed that there was no bleach used in the video, but that the liquid was milk and water, and filled most of the beverage.
Target released a statement denouncing the contents of the video:
This video is appalling and unacceptable. We don’t tolerate this behavior at Target, want all guests to be treated with respect, and are terminating the team member who is responsible.
We’re deeply sorry for this disturbing video, which TikTok has removed based on the platform’s guidelines.
In a statement released by Target Safety and Procedure, they wrote “We also have rigorous food safety procedures in place, which this team member egregiously violated with this behavior.” Other than the main ingredient, the recipe also calls for “a little blood of innocent black men.”