Far-Left 'Queer-Owned' Cafe Shut Down by Leftist Staff for Not Being 'Woke' Enough
Even-woker employees force coffee shop in Philadelphia to close
A far-left Philadelphia cafe, which describes itself as "queer-owned," has been shut down following an uprising from its leftist employees for not being "woke" enough.
"Woke" coffee shop "Mina's World" was forced to close after its own staff launched a cancel campaign that alleged the owners were not being extremist enough.
The far-left in-fighting was documented by the popular Libs of TikTok account on Twitter.
"Mina's World" was celebrated as a "safe space" for members of the LGBTQ community until workers began accusing the owners of wage theft and "gentrification."
On July 1, the owners announced that the shop would close after weeks of controversy.
"Mina’s World is closed," the post declared.
"We don’t have enough money to continue operating."
In a video previously posted to Instagram, the co-owners of the shop admitted their "complicity" in anti-black gentrification, apologized for their "racism," and begged for forgiveness from the "woke" mob.
They said that they were looking for ways to pass on ownership of the store to the employees.
The workers had tried to raise enough money through a GoFundMe account before the shop closed down.
Here's the video posted by Libs of TikTok:
UPDATE: They deleted the hostage style video from Instagram which I embedded in the article. I always keep backups :) pic.twitter.com/3H2DHGPHrt— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 6, 2022
The workers of the "queer-owned" shop had posted their grievances in a statement on social media.
"Workers at Mina's World have long been in a labor rights struggle with owners Kate and Sonam for well over a year," they claimed.
"We are facing systemic employer opposition, manipulation, abuse of power, exploitation, anti-blackness, ableism, hostility, and complete disregard for our livelihoods."
The list included:
- Anti-blackness in a multitude of forms and occasions
- Ableism in the form of inaccessibility
- Exploitation of labor and denial of promised wage increases
- Tokenization as way to appear safe by association
Despite the owners apologizing for putting the community and their workers at risk through their anti-blackness and gentrification efforts, the shop closed down.
The building is now being sold for $425,000.
The GoFundMe for the workers had raised a little over $11k of its goal of raising $200k.