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Papa John's apologizes for racial slur on receipt
Papa John's customer Minhee Cho posted a photo of the receipt on her Twitter account Saturday morning.
January 8th, 2012
11:00 PM ET

Papa John's apologizes for racial slur on receipt

By Alan Duke, CNN

(CNN) - Papa John's Pizza fired a cashier at one of its New York restaurants and apologized to an Asian-American customer for a receipt that identified her as "lady chinky eyes."

"We were extremely concerned to learn of the receipt issued in New York," the company said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Saturday.

Minhee Cho, a communications manager at nonprofit investigative journalism group ProPublica, posted a photo of the receipt on her Twitter account Saturday morning and by the afternoon it was picked up by a local newspaper.

Along with the receipt, Cho tweeted "just FYI my name isn't 'lady chinky eyes.'"

The receipt had been viewed online almost 200,000 times by Sunday afternoon, according to the counter on the Twitpic page.

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Filed under: Asian in America • Discrimination • How we look • Race • Technology
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  2. Greg

    I don't know the race of who did this, but black people I see regularly and even ones I hardly know always use this expression with me.

    I think there isn't really any widespread education to some groups that this kind of thing isn't okay, or else some people simply can't learn.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |