It was the sassy Starbucks scuffle heard 'round the world, but noted cup-sized caffeine crusader Leslie Jordan wishes he had kept his cool.
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When a trio of jerks started yelling homophobic slurs in a West Hollywood Starbucks, Jordan ended up stepping in and tossing a drink in one of the assailant's face. In a post on his Facebook page, Jordan addressed the showdown in Little Gay West Hollywood:
I was hoping to remain silent on the incident at Starbucks but somehow the story found legs and has made its way into the press. I feel I owe my friends an explanation:
Truth be told it was "sweet" iced tea, not coffee. I am a "sweet" mannered Southern boy who was taught not to start a fight. Nobody ever told me I could not end one. I refused to sit and watch these hate crimes continue. I guess our work for equality is not done yet!
I'm being hailed a hero which is all well and good but I lost my temper. My heroes in life always kept their cool.
What a "sweet" response. Since my heroes in life flip tables and snatch wigs, I don't understand Leslie's regret, but I do commend him for standing up for himself and everyone else in that Starbucks.
It wouldn't kill that Starbucks to name a drink after him, though. Introducing the Venti Leslie Jordan -- a 4'11" cup of sass and sweet iced tea.
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Les Fabian Brathwaite -- Sweet Iced Tea, aka my new drag name.