NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — A New Orleans man lost his ownership of a PJ’s Coffee franchise location in the French Quarter following a comment he made on social media regarding Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, the coffee chain said in a statement.
PJ’s Coffee said Stephen Bruno Jr. was removed as a franchise owner of the Chartres Street location after they say he made a vulgar comment on a Facebook post by James.
James wrote, “Protect our young Black women and men.”
PJ’s Coffee issued the following statement regarding the move to remove him as a franchise owner:
removed as a franchisee from the locally owned and operated franchise location, to read more about how PJ’s Coffee is standing together, please visit our website at https://t.co/j0QBzDNYmE.— PJ’s Coffee (@pjscoffee) May 5, 2021