This is indeed parody — but it’s increasingly looking like reality.
At the end of May, Starbucks shut down for an entire day to give ‘sensitivity training’ to all of their employees because two black men who refused to order anything were tossed out of a Starbucks in Philadelphia.
Everyone lost their minds and all Starbucks employees were forced to take part in re-education to make sure that they weren’t all closet racists.
All because two men loitered and refused to leave after the manager approached them several times.
There is no indication that racism played a role in the men being escorted out.
Since the incident and the ensuing backlash, Starbucks has a new policy that says that you can loiter in their cafes and use their bathroom without purchasing anything.
In case you don’t go on Twitter, perhaps you haven’t seen the Broke/Woke/Bespoke jokes that have been popping up. Basically, it shows how things used to be in the past, how they are now, and where they’re headed. The memes are based on the Wired magazine ‘trend tracker’ that explains the life of a technology trend — Wired/Tired/Expired.
Here are some examples of the Twitter usage:
Broke: Melania is alive
Woke: Melania is dead
Bespoke: Melania never existed in the first place
— Colossal Stone Obelisk (@stoneobelisk) June 2, 2018
Broke: illegal to be gay
Woke: legal to be gay
Bespoke: illegal to be straight
— 🍕Pansexual Pizza Princess🍕 (@LexiSellySosij) June 1, 2018
And here’s how a Starbucks Broke/Woke/Bespoke meme would work:
Broke: Serve customers coffee
Woke: Serve customers coffee and engage in discussions on improving race relations
Bespoke: Sensitivity Training for Starbucks employees as imagined by Comedy troupe, Apologia Studios
Looks about right, if you ask me.
The left and the parody of the left are becoming completely indistinguishable.
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There’s a men’s version…
And a women’s version, too…
Because in America, the bros AND the ladies BOTH have a rich history of badass rowdiness.
broke: no cops at pride
woke: no cops during all of June
bespoke: no cops ever again
— Lil Uxie Vert 𓌵 (@misterpissbeam) June 2, 2018