One woman walked into an Indonesian tea shop in Colorado, only to harass the staff for cultural appropriation for using the name, “Trap House” which she argued is part of black culture. One black man even tried to call her out for her ignorance before she made a shockingly ironic comment.
Explosive Accusations Caught on Camera
A viral video captured a woman berating staff members of a boba tea shop in Colorado for alleged cultural appropriation.
Anger Over Cultural Appropriation
The woman expressed outrage over the shop’s name, “Trap Tea, The Boba Plug,” and accuses employees, who seem to be of Asian descent, of appropriating black culture.
Allegations of Theft
Accusing the shop of “stealing black culture,” she slammed their alleged appropriation and threatened to expose the store for not being black-owned.
A Calm Response
A male employee remained composed as he responded, expressing gratitude for the woman’s visit, even as she continued her accusations.
A Heated Exchange
A black man then intervened, attempting to calm the woman and maybe even question her theory.
The Irony of a Racial Slur
The woman then cut him off before he could talk and used a shocking racial slur. The irony!
The Woman Identified
The individual behind the camera is revealed to be Alewia Tola Roba, a recent college graduate from Denver who identifies as Ethiopian.
The boba tea shop is owned by Indonesian immigrants and is situated in Aurora, Colorado.
The Real Meaning Behind the Name
The shop’s name is inspired by “trap house,” an urban slang term used in America.
Shop Speaks Out on Its Name
The shop said in an Instagram post that they chose the name to show, “Appreciation of black southern culture and the grind, hustle, and drive that we put into the brand.”
Celebrating Other Cultures
The shop’s management asserts that their brand celebrates cultural appreciation and provides a fresh experience for all to enjoy.
Setting the Record Straight
Bubble tea itself originated in Taiwan in the 1980’s and has no relevance to black culture whatsoever.
Twitter Unleashes Fury
The video was reposted on Twitter by @clownworld where the woman has received huge backlash for her hypocrisy.
Creating Her Own Problems?
One user argued that she made up the issue, “Some peoples dont have problems on their life so they have to create them.”
Black User Calls Out Woman for Ignorance
One black Twitter user slammed the woman for “giving us a bad name,” by questioning, “You want it to remain exclusive to black people only? Are you wanting to unite? Or is the goal to stay divided?”
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