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Washington Coffee Shop Faces Boycott Over Fat-shaming Customer

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Sips Ahoy, a “bikini” coffee shop located in Anacortes, Wash., has been the site of cyberbullying controversy after the owner, Meghan Calavan, made various nasty comments on Facebook criticizing the weight of a customer who criticized her business online.

Some of the comments included: “She’s just jealous cause she’s fat and ugly and always will be. She’s gross lol look at her pictures. Her arms are the size of my thigh lollololol,” “She’s training to be a sumo wrestler,” and “Your worthless save world hunger by shooting yourself 🙂 the rest of the world would like to eat also.”

In retaliation, organizers have created a Facebook page calling for the boycott of Sips Ahoy siding with Jessica Cladek, the victim of cyberbullying. The page has since then gathered more than 6,000 “likes.”

“I beg people please stay away from the coffee stand and don’t resort yourself to stooping to their immature level by sending them hate messages. This page is for the community and public comments for you to speak up about bullying. And to let the public know that it won’t be tolerated in our town … Please treat others as you would want to be treated,” the page read.

However, the Calavan family said they have been the target of threats, Kelly’s car was dented and eggs were thrown at their house.

Meghan admited to a local station that she knows she acted immaturely, and learned to “keep her mouth shut.”

 

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