Thandie Newton Calls Out Starbucks over Distasteful Statue

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Actress Thandie Newton slammed coffee giant Starbucks this week over a figurine she saw in one of their stores.

The figure, which Newtown posted on Twitter, is of a black figure in a loin cloth and safari hat holding coffee beans.

"Seriously @Starbucks? At the counter - Loin cloth and Safari hat on a black child. Happy New Year circa 19th century," the actress wrote on Twitter.

Starbucks' customer service account was quick to apologize. The company says the statue has been removed.

"We are very concerned to learn of this incident & we can’t apologise enough. We have removed the figure & are investigating," the company tweeted to Newton.

Reaction to Newton has been mixed.

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