"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
An Employee of Papa John’s Pizza was terminated this weekend, after printing a receipt with the name “Lady Chinky Eyes” written across it.
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 and thousands of people.
Within hours, the photo had become viral with over 200,000 views.
“Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name isn’t ‘lady chinky eyes,’” Minhee Cho wrote, along with a picture of the receipt, which was issued from a Papa John’s store on Broadway.
What makes this even more troubling, is that this is the 3rd very public firing of a Restaurant Employee after writing racial slurs on a transaction receipt.
Chik-Fil-A had a very public backlash when one of their employees recently wrote “Ching” and “Chong” on two separate receipts, also given to Asian American patrons in Orange County, California.
And just last year, Pizza Hut had to fire somebody for writing “BigBlack” on a receipt.
I’m pretty sure this is a sign of our times and technological age. As Bullying continues to be a problem in schools, it seems people are more and more likely to vent their life’s frustrations in ways they think will not come back to them. Well, in these 3 cases, they are definitely wrong.
Let’s just hope that these Restaurants try a little harder to higher less ignorant help in their screening process.
What makes this most unfortunate is that it is not the individual who wrote the receipts that are getting the backlash, but the corporate Restaurants that hired them.
Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com