Papa John’s Apologizes for Calling Asian Customer “Lady Chinky Eyes”
Papa John’s has been on the receiving end of some major backlash after an Asian woman who recently paid a visit to the pizza restaurant tweeted a photo of a receipt that had “lady chinky eyes” printed on it where her name was supposed to go.
Minhee Cho, a Korean-American from New York City, posted the photo of the receipt with the racial slur on it to her Twitter page, where it was quickly retweeted by hundreds of people.
Within hours, the photo had become viral with nearly 30,000 views.
Meanwhile, a Papa John’s manager who simply identified himself as “Jerome” (for obvious reasons) blames Cho for the negative publicity the company has received from the incident.
“It’s affecting how we work,” Jerome complained to the New York Post. “This is a place of business. I truly don’t think it’s fair what she did; it’s just crazy … I think the lady put it out there just to get some attention — some people like that type of attention. I truly don’t think it’s fair. It’s been taking up all our time. It’s been very disruptive.”
Ok, "Jerome", why are you hiding behind an alias if you truly feel that way. Imagine if a Black person was called the "N" word, I bet people would be bashing in Papa Johns and stealing the Pizzas. This "Jerome" probably needs to be retrained. A manager shouldn't take things like this very lightly.
Pay "Jerome" a visit!
3477 Broadway New York,