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Coffee Bean Decides Its 'Varsity Blues' Vs. 'Fast and Furious' Tip Jars Were In Bad Taste

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A Coffee Bean in Los Angeles is getting flack for its tip jars asking customers to choose their favorite Paul Walker flick.

The jars caught the attention of actor Jason Biggs, and even he who tweets about accidental sharts, thought it was in bad taste: "Umm, am I crazy, or does this seem exploitive and in poor taste?"

Coffee Bean corporate thought so and ordered the unidentified coffee shop to get rid of the jars. A spokesperson released a statement to NBC Los Angeles:

"This is completely inconsistent with our brand values and the jars have since been removed. Our thoughts and condolences remain with the many friends and family of Paul Walker during this difficult time. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® would like to thank Jason Biggs for bringing this matter to our attention."

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