Pennsylvania coffee shop is brewing controversy with the loyalty card.
The front of the card has the typical 10-count with the logo to punch, but on the back – photos of the 10 people management does not like: Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Ann Coulter, Mike Pence, Martin Shkreli, Pat Robertson, Bill O’reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz.
Black Forge coffee shop co-owner Nick Miller says the cards are designed to look like a shot in the head as the card is punched.
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Co-owner Ashley Corts says they had the card since 2015 and recently updated maps are President Trump. She says that it is intended to poke fun at the president.
“We are not threatening to the president,” Corts said. “We don’t want to physically hurt others, we do not participate in a kind of hate. It is completely against who we are.”
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Prior to the map update, customers could find Glenn Beck, Creflo Dollar, Jerry Falwell and Billy Graham on the customer card.
A Black Forge client says that it is a good strategy of the company.
“They are practicing their freedom of speech,” Matt Ticco Thornton told Fox News. “The coffee shop is packed, and I know how hard it is for a small company to be noticed.”
But not everyone loves the cards, Black Forge is to the threatening messages from all over the country, Corts told Fox News.
“It is none of our state,” she said, while looking for the codes while going through the store the phone.
People on social media to post negative comments about the coffee house. A few tweeted about the absence of Democrats on the map below, suggest some additions.
@BlackForgePGH @realDonaldTrump I will stop when You have the same Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Warren, Boxer, Feinstein, & Peduto cards. Ok?
— Cary Hughes (@c9hughes) March 25, 2017
Others worried about the President, the safety, Drake Bowan told Fox News via Facebook message, “I honestly think that they have the secret secret called in on them. They tell the people that it is OK to [mimic] the idea of murder against the president.”
@BlackForgePGH @realDonaldTrump Imagine the outrage if Obama was one of the faces #doublestandard #tolerantnottolerantleft #lovetrumpshate?
— StopTheAnarchy (@StopTheAnarchy) 27 March 2017
Duquesne University College Republicans Vice President Nicholas Lacono expressed dismay, writing in a Facebook message, “Seeing so much violence and hatred comes from the left, because we are Republican/Conservative is despicable. I would love this country to unite on both sides of the aisle and this story is certainly not helping the cause.”
Corts said that they have a message for the critics.
“Understand that we are people too,” she said. “We have respect for you as a human being.”
Corts said the cards could get an update again in the future.
Michelle Chavez is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Pittsburgh.