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Irish Starbucks Ordered To Pay Thai Woman Compensation Over ‘Slanty’ Eyes Drawing On Cup

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Dublin Starbucks Ordered To Pay Thai Woman Compensation Over Slanty Eyes Drawing On Cup

A Starbucks branch in Ireland has been ordered to pay compensation to a Thai expat after an employee drew “slanty” eyes on her cup.

Atercin Liffey Unlimited, trading as Starbucks Tallaght, has to pay Suchavadee Foley €12,000 (437,000 baht).

The incident happened on 12 January last year when Ms Foley and her boyfriend went into the Dublin coffee shop to buy a latte.

Ms Foley tried to give a shortened version of her name at the counter as she made her order so it could be written on the cup.

The employee, who is from Brazil, drew a smiley face on the cup later claimed she did so because she thought the customer looked “glamorous”. She had been working at the branch for about a month when the incident happened and said she had been “trained to be nice”.

Ms Foley told the hearing she felt offended and demeaned by the incident. She said she’d been racially abused and it was not a friendly event.

Her boyfriend approached the counter and spoke with the supervisor, who came to apologise. Ms Foley and her parents moved to Ireland from Thailand when she was five or six.

The Workplace Relations Commission found Ms Foley was racially harassed under the Equal Status Act.

In his judgement, Mr Baneham said that instead of Ms Foley’s name being used on her cup, “a physical descriptor was used, in this case her eyes”.

“This was not a drawing of the complainant, but a sketch of one part of her and one clearly associated with race,” he added.

Mr Baneham accepted the employee “did not intend to humiliate her or make her feel uncomfortable” and that “this was a mistake on her part and one that she regrets”.

A spokeswoman for Starbucks said it was “deeply sorry”.

“We have no tolerance for discrimination of any kind at Starbucks,” she said.

“We accept the adjudicator’s conclusion that our partner did not intend to harass this customer and we have retrained the team at this store to ensure this does not take place again.”



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Mexican Beauty Queen Upsets Religious Fanatics After Posing With Buddha Statue In A Swimsuit

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Mexican Beauty Queen Upsets Religious Fanatics After Posing With Buddha Statue In A Swimsuit

A Bangkok-bound Mexican beauty queen had religious fanatics in a tizzy after she posted a video on social media posing with her boyfriend in a swimsuit beside a Buddha Statue.

19-year-old Miss Grand Mexico Angela Yuriar in her excitement at coming to the 8th edition of the Miss Grand International pageant set to be held March 27 at Show DC in Bangkok, shared a few photos and a video captioned, “Thailand here we go”.

An innocent gesture as the young model prepares to head to Thailand to undergo quarantine ahead of the pageant next month.

But not according to some religious fanatics who picked up on the post and lost their minds berating and belittling Miss Yuriar.

According to some, she is ignorant and uneducated about religion.

As with all religious fanatics, they forget their core principles when they see something that upsets them – in this case, Samma vaca.

Soon after the uproar started, Miss Yuriar deleted her photos and video.



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Man Marrying His Mistress Stunned As Wife And Mother Show Up At Wedding

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Thai news and social media have lost their minds over the past 24hrs after a real-life soap opera moment played out in real life as a man marrying his mistress was confronted by his wife and mother at the wedding ceremony and shared live on Facebook for the world to see.

The 34-year-old police captain from Chai Nat province faces disciplinary action, and 30 days in jail for polygamy, after video footage of his marriage to his gold shop gik went viral on Thursday.

Father of two and husband of 16 years, Pol Captain Saranyoo Nookaew, not only got a tongue lashing from his wife but also a slap round the head from his mother as he sat with his mistress getting blessed by monks.

His wife said that when she realised her husband was playing away from home, she tried to get the other woman to end the affair but to no avail.

In one video the groom is heard telling his real wife: “Leave the party. You are not a guest of this house. Please leave.”

A second clip circulating shows the groom’s angry mother confront him – much to the amusement of the masses who have watched both videos in their millions with the policeman and his mistress coming in for heavy criticism.





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Bizarre Moment Two Sea Snails Get Married

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Two sea snails were married in a bizarre wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day – as superstitious locals believe it will bring good luck to people whose businesses are struggling during the pandemic.

Local government officials supervised the marriage of the two creatures inside ‘his and hers’ fishbowls in Rayong province on Feb 14.

Provincial governor Anan Nakniyom said the unusual wedding event that they called ‘Sweet Sea on Valentine’s Day’ was done as an offering to the Buddhist deities.

He said: ‘We wanted to ask for a prosperous new year. Covid-19 has affected tourism in our province especially the hotels where many workers were laid off.’

Anan added that by marrying the two snails, they believe that the creatures will flourish in the sea and appease the Gods, bringing bountiful harvests to fisherman and income from tourism.



The shells were placed in separate bowls while people gave their blessings, then dropped together in a tank so they could consummate the marriage and mate.

Aside from the two legally married marine animals, there were 250 more pairs of sea snails from the wildlife centres that were taken to the event.

Fishermen couples who attended the religious ceremony took all the snails with them to release back to the sea.

Governor Anan said that the unique event could hopefully attract tourists back to their province again.

He said: ‘This sea snail marriage event will hopefully make tourists interested, so will want to come and watch them.’



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