Biggby Coffee Terminates Michigan Teen Employee After ‘Horrific’ Trayvon Martin Tweet

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz

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A teen who tweeted an offensive statement about Trayvon Martin learned the hard way this week that social media can have professional consequences, when a Michigan company took immediate action and terminated her before she had even begun her new job.

The 17-year-old, who had been hired at a Biggby Coffee franchise in Livonia, Mich. but not yet begun training or started working reportedly tweeted: “I want to thank god… for that bullet that killed Trayvon Martin,” according to CBS Detroit.

According to MLive, it was posted to her account the night a jury delivered a “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman after he shot and killed 17-year-old Martin.

Shortly after, offended individuals tweeted at the company and filled its Facebook page with messages condemning the company for hiring a “racist” employee and pledging not to patronize the shop.

Bob Perry, owner of the Livonia store, told The Huffington Post he found his would-be employee’s tweet “horrific.”

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