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Starbucks Employee Fired for Satirical Song

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A California Starbucks barista was fired from his job after a song he wrote and performed poking fun at some of his demanding customers went viral.

After a stressful day at work back in July, Christopher Cristwell posted "The Starbucks Rant Song" on YouTube. While wearing shorts and what appears to be a Starbucks apron, Christopher Cristwell strums away at his guitar singing an off-key, rapid-fire ode to the stereotypical customers that buy the pricey drinks.

In the rant song, Cristwell takes aim at everyone from the rich ladies who must learn that skinny lattes won't make you lose weight to the angry man that pounds on the window when the store is closed.

According to the former barista, his employer was not amused after coming across the video posted on Starbucksgossip.com.

The song, available on Youtube, came with this warning: "There are a few minor expletives in this song. Don't listen if you are sensitive to curse words."

"This is for everybody who has worked or works for Starbucks," he continues.

The song begins, "I know you've had a s****y day but so have I, I really don't want to care, but I get paid to try/hello rich white lady, I already know what you want, you want a skinny vanilla latte, young debutante/well that drink won't make you skinny, you gotta work for that, and just in case you're running, I just called you fat…"

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