US man furious after Starbucks writes his name as 'ISIS' on his coffee

A Philadelphia man has lashed out at Starbucks after the coffee house labelled his drink 'ISIS'. 

Niquel Johnson told the Washington post he gave an employee his name Aziz, pronounced ah-zeez, when ordering. 

He says he's done this "countless" times before without any issues.

But when he received the three drinks he had ordered, all were named "ISIS."

The 40-year-old said the name made him "shocked and angry." 

"I felt it was discrimination."

The company denies the incident was racial profiling or discrimination.

"The customer approached and provided the name Aziz. The barista mistakenly spelled it incorrectly," said a Starbucks spokesman in a statement to the Washington Post.

"We have connected with Mr Johnson and apologised for this regrettable mistake."

This isn't the first time Starbucks has been accused of racial profiling.

In 2018 two African American men were removed from a different Philadelphia Starbucks in handcuffs after they sat to wait for a friend and didn't order anything.

Starbucks apologised for this incident.

The two men settled in court for $1 each and a $200,000 promise that Starbucks would establish a program for young entrepreneurs.

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