“No Cops Allowed” Lynn Coffeeshop Owner Has Closed The Business And She’s “Lost” Her Daughter Who Brought This All On
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Update on the Lynn coffeeshop whose manager vowed to never host “coffee with a cop” because cops are murderers who shouldn’t be “humanized,” only to be fired by her own mother for destroying the business…….
Source: Less than a week after controversial comments about police from the daughter of a Central Square coffee shop owner went viral, the one-year-old shop is closing.
“I’ve lost my business and I’ve lost my daughter … I don’t know how this story just keeps building, but I need people to leave me alone,” said Kato Mele, owner of the White Rose Coffeehouse. “I’m closing my business so I can stop being harassed.”
The final straw came last night, she said, when she arrived home to find a TV crew in her driveway. Last weekend, Sophie CK, Mele’s 23-year-old daughter, posted on her personal Facebook page that she would never host a “Coffee with a Cop” event at her family’s establishment. Her posting ignited a debate that got ugly when Sophie called police bullies and racist killers. The response was swift by others who defended police and said the shop should be boycotted. Mele apologized for Sophie’s remarks, fired her, and invited police to her shop on Monday to make amends. But the police did not show, and the usual morning crowd never materialized either. By Tuesday night, Mele had had enough.
“This is completely out of control,” she said. “I just want to be left alone.”
I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t see this one coming. I figured these people were fighters. I figured they’d victimize themselves and get a bunch of pity business from north shore SJWs. Instead they’re just throwing up the white flag and abandoning ship.
I’m kind of torn on this one. On the one hand I do somewhat feel bad for this woman because her business closed because we exposed her idiot daughter on a blog. On the other hand, if you’re willing to just give up your business like this then it wasn’t much of a business in the first place. Obviously this woman has other income streams and she can afford to just not make money for a while here. Plus, what kind of coffeeshop isn’t open on the weekends? Doesn’t seem like a business that was built to last, especially when they hired a manager who does stuff like this:
Just sayin. Don’t. Poke. The. Turtle.
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