Another reason to check your receipt: After buying a pizza from the Hamilton Heights branch of Papa John’s in New York City on Saturday, Harlem resident Minhee Cho discovered that an employee had described her using the racial slur, “lady chinky eyes.”
Cho commented that she was “surprised” to see the racist phrase as “the lady that was serving me was super nice and we joked and it seemed super normal.”
Papa John’s responded quickly, saying via Twitter on Saturday evening that the employee (a sixteen-year-old girl, says Gothamist) had been fired and expressing shock at the incident:
We are very upset by recent receipt issue in New York & sincerely apologize to our customer. Franchise employee involved is being terminated.
The pizza chain had no choice but to respond with alacrity. After Cho tweeted about the receipt, it was viewed over 200,000 times over the weekend, according to CNN.
Probably gonna get blasted for this, but I kinda feel bad for companies now. With social media, nothing can be dealt with in-house and in a private matter. Companies always take a risk hiring people, and inevitably a shithead will get employed. I don’t think we need to call for a boycott of the pizza chain or anything though. People need to settle down.
Papa John’s fired the dipwad that did it. Cancel the sensitivity training. Stop releasing official statements. Let’s move on.
On May 27th, 2011 Natty Light officially became The First Beer In Space. Here’s is how they did it. The entire flight was filmed with POV styling as the can of beer entered the “Nattosphere.” The video is actually quite breathtaking. Amazing the camera caught the flight (and fall) without breaking.