April 1, 2014 9:51 am -

A Louisiana teacher was offended by the design in her coffee foam, believing a barista purposely drew symbols of the occult.

Megan Pinion posted photos of two beverages she bought at a Baton Rouge coffee shop on her Facebook page, one showing a star and another with the number 666 drawn in the foam.

She said the star appeared within the cup’s circular rim as if it were Lucifer’s pentagram, and the three-digit numeral refers to the Antichrist foretold in the Book of Revelations.

Pinion said the star might simply have been in reference to one in the company’s logo, which some say contains occult symbols itself.

A spokesman for Starbucks said the company became aware of Pinion’s complaints, which were shared by about 1,800 people, through the social media service.

“We reached out to her through social media and apologized,” said company spokesman Tom Kuhn. “We’re taking the complaint seriously. We’re not sure who served her or what kind of beverage it was. It looks kind of caramel-ish in the photos.”

D.B. Hirsch
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