A woman claiming to be the daughter of a police chief who spoke out after one of his officers was handed Starbucks cups with ‘pig’ written on them has blasted him as a racist and ‘absolutely a pig’.
Police Chief Johnny O’Mara posted a picture of a coffee cup with an offensive word printed on the label that had been given to his emergency dispatchers working on Thanksgiving.
His picture of the ‘PIG’ label that was on all five cups went viral and a barista at the Glenpool, Oklahoma, Starbucks was later fired.
Following the incident, the officer who did the Starbucks run said the barista behind the prank contacted him and apologized, adding that the label was meant to be a joke.
Since the social media outrage over the incident, a woman claiming to be the daughter Police Chief O’Mara has claimed he is ‘absolutely a pig’ and has no ‘business being a police officer’.
Kiefer police chief Johnny O’Mara (pictured) shared a photo of the label on Facebook saying: ‘What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town’
Starbucks fired the barista who printed ‘Pig’ on the cup labels of several Kiefer police officers working on Thanksgiving Day at the company’s Glenpool, Oklahoma location
A Twitter account claiming to be Police Chief Johnny O’Mara’s daughter described him as ‘absolutely a pig’
She also thanked the ‘brave’ staff of the Glenpool coffee shop ‘for their service’, before adding that she had not seen her father in years.
The account used to post the tweets did not have a full name associated with it, just ‘O’Mara’.
She wrote on Saturday: ‘This is my father and i’d like to say that he is absolutely a pig and i’d like to thank the brave men and women from starbucks for their service.’
In another tweet that also included a pig emoji, she added: ‘For the record, my father has 0 [sic] business being a police officer. he was blatantly, proudly racist when i was a kid. said things i would never repeat. he treats women like dogs, including his own daughter. oink oink.’
MailOnline has contact Mr O’Mara about the comments made on Twitter.
On Thursday the Kiefer Police Department officer did a Starbucks run for emergency dispatchers working on the holiday and was shocked to find ‘PIG’ printed on all five drink order labels.
Starbucks issued a company wide apology as well condemning the label and announcing that the barista was fired.
‘The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy,’ the company said Friday.
The woman also tweeted a pig emoji in her series of tweets about Police Chief O’Mara, who she claimed was her father
The Glenpool Starbucks location in Oklahoma pictured above
Starbucks shared a statement on Friday saying the barista behind the ‘Pig’ label was fired for violating company police
‘This is absolutely unacceptable and we are deeply sorry to the law enforcement officer who experienced this. We have also apologized directly to him and we are working to connect with the police chief as well as to express our remorse,’ Starbucks said in a statement.
‘This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,’ the statement added.
Police Chief O’Mara was on vacation when the officer called to flag the ‘Pig’ labels.
O’Mara then called the Starbucks location to demand an apology and the Glenpool store manager offered to reprint the cups, but it wasn’t enough for O’Mara.
He shared pictures of the cups on Facebook saying: ‘So…one of my on-duty officers decides to do something nice for our dispatchers.
‘It’s Thanksgiving Day; our dispatchers are under appreciated as it is. My officer goes to Starbucks to get the dispatchers coffee as a thank you for all they do (especially when they’re working a holiday.)’
He continued: ‘This is what he gets for being nice.
Facebook users commented on Johnny O’Mara’s Facebook post about the cup and said the word ‘pig’ on the label was ‘disrespectful’
‘What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town.’
‘This cup of coffee for a ‘pig’ is just another little flag.
‘It’s another tiny pinprick into the heart of men and women who are asking themselves more often: ‘Why am I doing this?’
He added: ‘Just pour the coffee, please. Are we at a point where a task as simple as pouring an exceptionally overpriced cup of coffee is so complicated that it cannot be accomplished without ‘expressing oneself?’
‘As a side note, I called the store and was told they’d be happy to ‘replace the coffee with a correct label.’ The proverb ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’ came to mind.
‘Thank you, first responders, for risking it all this Thanksgiving away from your families.
‘If you’re looking for coffee use a place where you pour your own and you’re certain of what’s in it). Stay safe; go home.’
People were quick to comment on the post and branded the label ‘disrespectful’.
Jessica Linnet: ‘Oh my gosh!!! That is horrible they did that. So disrespectful. Thank you though for what all you and your officers do for us.’
‘I’m asking for civility here. Starbucks is working very well with me and my department, and we’re hoping we can take this moment, where a mistake was made, and turn it into something that highlights the ability to be civil to one another,’ O’Mara said in an interview on Fox News on Friday
As a result of the spat, Starbucks and the Kiefer Police Department plan to host a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event where local law enforcement can meet with baristas and members of the community to discuss the role that dispatchers and officers play in keeping the city safe
Linda Dee Rooney-Card added: ‘Thank you and your officers and dispatchers for all you do.’
‘I’m asking for civility here. Starbucks is working very well with me and my department, and we’re hoping we can take this moment, where a mistake was made, and turn it into something that highlights the ability to be civil to one another,’ O’Mara said in an interview on Fox News on Friday.
As a result of the spat, Starbucks and the Kiefer Police Department plan to host a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event where local law enforcement can meet with baristas and members of the community to discuss the role that dispatchers and officers play in keeping the city safe.
‘Together with law enforcement agencies, Starbucks will jointly look for educational opportunities for our partners across the United States to promote better understanding and respect,’ a joint statement said.
Kiefer is a small town with a population of less than 2,000 located about 20 miles south of Tulsa.