A former Starbucks employee has attracted a backlash online after claiming he used to give people decaf coffee if they were rude.
A TikToker going by the handle @dolltin claimed that he used to work in Starbucks, where he said he refused to give customers their caffeine hit if they weren't very pleasant... and sometimes if he just 'felt like it'.
The comedian was responding to a post from another barista who had said in a since-deleted vid that they would also get one over on the difficult people they encountered.
Stitching the video with one of his own, @dolltin said: "I worked at Starbucks for two years. I decaf-ed so many rude people. I would decaf people just if I felt like it."
He also claim that he didn't take too kindly to people who pronounced croissant as a French person would - even though they weren't French.
He explained: "If you are French, if you have a French accent... you come in and you order a croissant [with a French accent], I'll give you one. I'm not gonna decaf you. But I worked in Florida.
"I don't know what it was, but if you don't have a French accent and you say 'cwassan'... it wasn't just me."
Some didn't see the funny side of the prank, though.
Commenting on the video, one user said: "This kind of stuff makes me worried that the thing I'm ordering aren't the things I'm getting."
While another added: "As someone who needs caffeine for medical issues, this kinda makes me feel icky."
As the responses poured in, the TikToker posted another video in which he explained: "So for anybody new here today, I do comedy. I make jokes. Not controversial jokes.
"So why is everybody mad about a joke about Starbucks?"
Later, following a series of video responses to angry comments on his original video, he posted another clip in which he claimed that TikTok had removed the original video, explaining: "Oh, I feel relieved.
"TikTok removed my decaf video. I didn't remove it. TikTok did. And that's OK."Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@dolltin