Apple Apologizes for Refusing to Let Black Teens Into Australian Apple Store, Cook Says 'Apple is Open'

Racism still exist in most countries and today's story is about group of black teens were refused entry into an Apple Store in Australia. On Tuesday, a group of African teens tried to visit the Apple store at Highpoint shopping centre in Melbourne.

A video caught an Apple Store employee telling the teens to leave the store over concerns that they might steal.

"These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store," said a staff member. "They're just a bit worried you might steal something." 

The teens returned to the store with Maribyrnong College principal Nick Scott the next day to seek an apology, meeting with a senior manager.

"She apologised to us and told us that we are welcome here anytime," Mabior Ater said. "It feels like we have justice now."

Apple has issued a statement on the matter:

“Inclusion and diversity are among Apple’s core values. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions,” Apple said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

“We’ve looked into the details of the situation and we apologise to the customers involved. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be.”

Cook has now sent a company wide email declaring 'Apple is Open'.


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