Most of us, if we accidentally peed ourselves in public, would probably keep that fact to ourselves, rather than immediately use social media to tell our approximately 4.01 million followers. Even then, we probably wouldn’t attempt to coin our own hashtag, #PissedMyOwnPants. Then again, most of us aren’t Kelly Osbourne.
Yep, the 32-year-old Ozzpring was allegedly barred from entering a Starbucks washroom while attending a Pride event in New York City on Sunday, and as a result gave herself quite the Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade, if you know what we mean. Now, pop quiz: if you’re responsible for Starbucks PR, how do you handle the above? Is it:
A) Respond with a pithy “at least it was a Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade and not a mocha cappuccino, if you know what we mean!”
B) Stay quiet and hope the whole thing goes away on its own
C) Sincerely apologize and pledge to do better in the future
Yep, it’s the least fun option, C:
“We are working to follow up with Ms. Osbourne to clarify any confusion,” a Starbucks spokesperson said in response to Kelly’s tweet. “There simply is no restroom in this store, and inquiring customers are typically directed to a store a few blocks away. We sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding and hope to welcome Ms. Osbourne back for a beverage on us very soon!”
Online followers of Kelly Osbourne, who, I’m contractually obligated to remind you, is a 32-year-old woman, were split in their reaction to the singer’s actions:
You're an adult, how do you not know how manage your piss by now. Are you waiting until the last minute? Did you go before you left home?
— 500 Guns Arenas (@OgotGAMEtalk) June 26, 2017
This is NYC boo. Your white privilege is checked at the terminal when you arrive. Buy something, or get out (or piss yourself in your case)
— Jose Burgos (@JosBurg) June 26, 2017
She's just blaming others for her own problems. Situation was 100% avoidable.
— Matty Muscles (@Mattie_Muscles) June 26, 2017
Harry Squatter and the Befouled Lavatory
— Matt (@Mattch_Almighty) June 26, 2017
Ok, maybe they weren’t so split. Anyway, I hope Kelly enjoys the free Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Lemonades she’s sure to get out of this whole thing.