Irish Furious After Starbucks Calls Them Brits

Twitter post was intended for UK only: coffee giant
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2012 10:09 AM CDT
A Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another at left, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Seattle. Starbucks Corp. perked up its net income by 18 percent in its...   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – Starbucks' Irish Twitter account has just 2,000 followers, but an awkward tweet it directed to them has managed to piss off an entire nation: "Show us what makes you proud to be British," the company tweeted during the Diamond Jubilee. The coffee giant says it intended the message to reach only its UK Twitter followers, the Guardian reports. One Irish customer warned @StarbucksIE: "The ie stands for Ireland, awaiting the apology before I visit your stores again!!" Following the mistake, Starbucks' Ireland account noted that "we erroneously posted to our Irish Twitter page meaning to post to the UK only. Customers in Ireland: We're sorry." (Read more Ireland stories.)

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