Actress Thandie Newton Checks Starbucks

According to Page Six, when Thandie Newton spotted a mammy looking figure on display at one of the Starbucks stores, she expressed her disgust on her Twitter account.

Page Six writes:

“Crash” actress Thandie Newton was offended by a display of a black figure offering Colombian coffee beans on the counter at the store’s Soho location in central London.

“Seriously @Starbucks? At the counter — Loin cloth and Safari hat on a black child. Happy New Year circa 19th century,” the English star tweeted on Tuesday.

The chain replied to the “Mission: Impossible II” actress on Twitter, commenting, “We are very concerned to learn of this incident & we can’t apologize enough. We have removed the figure & are investigating.”

Newton retweeted another user who responded to her, asking, “Did you have to get your morning madeline out of a mammy jar?”

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  1. This is why I love Thandie. She is not afraid to speak her mind and get idiots together! We need more celebs like this.

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