S’porean “Instagrammer” gets public backlash after using cafe’s book as coaster for photo-taking
The café was remarkably patient with him, though.
Sometimes, customers leave bad reviews for an F&B establishment because of poor service, or because the food wasn’t value-for-money:
Not one Instagrammer named Terence Lee, though.
1-star review on Facebook
On November 22, Lee left a negative review on the Facebook page of a café called Apartment, citing “rude social media management” and “overrated coffee” as the reason:
In response to the review, the cafe’s management thanked Lee for his “kind feedback”:
Instagram post & backlash
The review might seem a little abrupt, but Lee’s Instagram post on the same subject provides the back story.
Shared earlier on November 22, this was the photo that led to the backlash:
Lee had placed his coffee on one of the cafe’s books for photo-taking.
The Instagrammer also encouraged other patrons to boycott the place in his hashtag.
The other two photos from the same post:
Books meant to be shared & read
In a comment on the post, Lee gives a snarky reply to a user asking for his review:
Below this, however, a comment from the cafe explains why the books should not be used as a coaster:
Lee was not apologetic, and replied that “no books were harmed”.
Others call him out
But other users were not on Lee’s side.
Calling him “self-entitled” and “sour”, they criticised his attitude as a customer.
Another questioned whether Lee was there for the coffee or for an Instagram photo:
However, Lee appears unperturbed by the comments, and has since put up other posts.
Top image from screenshot from Terence Lee’s Instagram/Apartment’s Facebook page
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