Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Thai hate speech?
Asians generally do well in America so this is a bit surprising. They also generally keep a low profile. His surname is a Thai one but I am guessing that this guy is of mixed ancestry and is blaming others for his own lack of economic success
A restaurant manager’s controversial response to the deadly Connecticut school shootings has caused an uproar on the Web.
While details about the massacre spread on Friday, Eddie Nimibutr, who runs Thai Noodles Etc. in Austin, Texas took to his Facebook page to post this message:
“I’m failing to give a damn about the CT shooting. I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed,” he wrote, according to the Huffington Post.
Nimibutr’s remarks went viral and sparked an online attack against both him and his business. A Facebook page dedicated to the incident called for a boycott and has gathered more than 500 likes.
“You took this horrible tragedy and made it about yourself,” the curators of the page wrote. “You pressed narcissism, racism, contempt, and hatred. It is time to make it about the children.”
But after receiving multiple death threats, Nimibutr tried to make amends during an interview with KEYE-TV news.
“Maybe it was a little insensitive to write something like that on the day of the shooting,” he said, refusing to turn his face to the camera. “It was not my intention to piss anyone off. It was my way to cope and decompress from the event that just happened.”
Nimibutr has deleted his Facebook page as of Tuesday.