Target has fired an employee who allegedly made a TikTok video of them concocting a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ drink in an in-store Starbucks that was prepared with bleach, ice and what they called 'the blood of innocent black men’.
The video was made by Van Greyson Heart inside a Target branch in Nora, Indiana, with a song titled ‘All I want for Christmas is a Few Dead Cops’ playing in the background.
In a statement denouncing the employee’s actions, Target called the viral video ‘appalling and unacceptable’, adding that the individual responsible no longer works at the branch.
‘We don’t tolerate this behavior at Target, want all guests to be treated with respect and have terminated the team member who was responsible,’ a spokesperson said. ‘We also have rigorous food safety procedures in place, which this team member egregiously violated with this behavior.’
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The video was made by Van Greyson Heart (left) inside a Target branch in Nora, Indiana, with a song titled ‘All I want for Christmas is a Few Dead Cops’ playing in the background.
The TikTok video shows them concocting a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ drink in an in-store Starbucks, that was prepared with bleach, ice and what they called the blood of innocent black men’
In the footage, Greyson, who is not seen on-screen, is heard narrating their special recipe for the beverage they concocted exclusively for supporters of police.
‘Hi guys, I updated my recipe for the Blue Lives Matter drinks,’ Greyson is heard saying in the beginning of the clip.
‘First we’re gonna start with bleach,’ the barista says as they pour more than a cup of blue liquid into a container in the video. ‘All the way to the third line,’ Greyson says.
Greyson then explains that they're going add plenty of ice, ‘because, you know, cops love ice,’ – an apparent allusion to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The barista then puts together another concoction in a blender that includes a blue coloring that’s used for ‘special’ Starbucks drinks.
‘And then we add this special blue