'Womb shaming' barista tries to confiscate pregnant customer's coffee
Anyone who has ever been pregnant will know how annoying it is to receive unsolicited advice from strangers.
Tiffany Stevenson told how she intervened after witnessing a pregnant woman being confronted by a barista at a Starbucks coffee shop.
In a now-viral Twitter thread, the English comedian, who goes by "Tiff", addressed the male barista's "womb-shaming" behaviour.
Unbelievable bit of womb bothering in Starbucks at services . A pregnant woman got her Caramel Macchiato and the guy behind the counter said— Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) May 18, 2019
'Oh , it's for you . Do you want me to make a decaf?'
She said 'No, thanks'
Him 'No I should because caffeine is bad for the baby'
After witnessing the man's persistent attempts to make the woman switch to a decaf coffee, the woman was forced to intervene.
Sadly, her protest fell on deaf ears as the man continued to preach to the pregnant customer.
Her 'It's fine I have one a day'— Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) May 18, 2019
Him 'But...you shouldn't'
Me *almost spontaneously combusting* 'Are you a man , telling a woman what she should and shouldn't have during a pregnancy?
Then he says
'Oh just because it's bad for the baby so that's why I'm saying it'
Me 'Unbelievable. Stop it'— Tiffany Stevenson (@tiffstevenson) May 18, 2019
Then he continues to try and justify policing a complete stranger for 5 minutes. He was maybe 30 years old max.
Are they also doing Ob/Gyn training at Starbucks these days?
Pregnant women are advised to limit their caffeine intake to 200mg a day, according to NHS advice – this is equivalent to two cups of instant coffee.
Not that she should have to justify herself to a barista, but the pregnant woman's daily coffee fell well within these guidelines: a tall latte macchiato from Starbucks contains between 150 and 170mg of caffeine.
Last month, pregnant television personality Stacey Solomon faced a similar backlash over her choice to eat soft ice cream.
The 'Loose Women' star had taken to Instagram to share a video of her tucking into a 99 ice cream over the sunny Easter Bank Holiday weekend. She was later warned off the ice cream by fans.
Pregnant women are also regularly faced with the practice of bump-shaming, where mum-to-bes are judged over how large or small their pregnancy bumps are.
- This article first appeared on Yahoo
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