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Racial slur on receipt gets U.S.-based pizza chain in hot water; Customer tweets, "My name isn't 'lady chinky eyes'"
USA Today reports that Minhee Cho—who had gone to U.S. pizza company Papa John’s store in New York on Friday, January 6—posted a photo of the receipt that the store had issued her. Cho, who is a communications manager for the Pulitzer Prize-wining non-profit news organization ProPublica, protested the fact that she was named as "lady chinky eyes" in the pizza place’s receipt.
Published on: Jan 11, 2012 - 6:16am

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USA Today reports that Minhee Cho—who had gone to U.S. pizza company Papa John's store in New York on Friday, January 6—posted a photo of the receipt that the store had issued her. Cho, who is a communications manager for the Pulitzer Prize-wining non-profit news organization ProPublica, protested the fact that she was named as "lady chinky eyes" in the pizza place's receipt.

 

On Sunday, January 8, Cho posted a photo of the said receipt via her Twitter page. She tweeted: "Hey just FYI my name isn't 'lady chinky eyes' ."

 

 

USA Today noted: "Several hours later, after the message had gone viral, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company formally apologized on its Facebook and Twitter pages for Cho's experience. The company says the employee was dismissed."

The USA Today report revealed that Papa John's spokeswoman Tish Muddon had told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the company was attempting to reach Cho to apologize. The report added: "Cho didn't immediately respond to messages sent by email and Twitter."

 

For more on this story, log on to USA Today.

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2 Comments
  • Genuine
    The employee who took ms cho's order most likely couldn't get her name right, so to avoid the hassle, opted for 'lady chinky eyes.' Dumb move, man. Serves you right, i guess.
    Jan 11 2012 @ 01:17pm     Reply  
  • Crazy Cat
    If that "name" is how they remember their customers, then maybe they should just invest in those plastic number tags. Better to call out, "Customer 69" than risk being racist or mean.
    Jan 11 2012 @ 01:01pm     Reply  
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