For most people, all they have to do is get to a main road in their city or town, and most likely, they'll come across one of Starbuck's 20,737 (number as of September 2014) locations. They are everywhere, and they are popular! So whenever something new is announced or reported about the most popular coffee restaurant chain in the country, The Inquisitr jumps on it. The company is reported to have changed many things recently for their employees, which includes allowing them to display tattoos, free food during breaks, and higher wages. And if you think that is generous for employees, 10 lucky customers will have the honor of getting free coffee for life!
Those stories will definitely put Starbucks on a pedestal of respect, but another report may destroy all of that. Apparently, semen was found in Starbucks drinks nationwide, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating the situation. The article picked up steam when it was shared among numerous social sites, including Facebook and Twitter. This will surely hurt Starbucks' reputation, right? Fortunately for them, the derogatory article is fake.
Originally written by Huzlers, it claimed that has been reported that Starbucks has allegedly been including semen in their products for the last three months. Samples were found in the back of stores, and were allegedly added to beverages for "more flavor." It also said the FDA was trying to find the source of said semen samples and if it is human or animal.
The article even goes as far as to reference people such as Jamison Fields, who is reportedly an FDA inspector, and Jackie Sultana, who is supposedly a daily customer at Starbucks. They even included bogus statements for both, in which Fields said the following.
"We can not believe this. This is disturbing, if i wanted to consume semen I would just do gay pornography, who would've known I was consuming semen through Starbucks."
And yet, Jackie Sultana is a-okay with the situation in her statement.
"If they're using semen then they should keep using it because it's so God d*mn good, I might just try semen alone to see if it's that good."
The icing on the cake is the speculation that the currently popular Pumpkin Spice Latte doesn't just contain semen, but also cockroaches. It should be reported that statement alone is a red flag because the presence of cockroaches is a violation of the standards and regulations set up by the FDA.
To many people who actually read the article on social media, they have commented how ridiculous it is. However, for those who are still unsure, Snopes -- a site well-known for investigating claims to either be authentic or not -- took the time to check into the matter, which they found it to be false. They mention the poor quality of the "Semen in Starbucks" article as the primary factor of dubbing its claim unauthentic. As a matter of fact, other stories Huzlers wrote up includes Justin Bieber coming out as bisexual and that the 2014 Super Bowl was rigged. In conclusion, Huzler's statement about its website says it all.
"Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief."
Now that you've read the report that debunks the allegations that Starbucks uses semen in their beverages, what are your opinions? Are you a fan of their coffees and relieved because you fell for it? Did you already know it was a hoax?