Friday, February 22, 2013

Canadian restaurant  culls ‘Albino Rhino’ beer brand after human rights complaint

Earls Restaurants will take beer sold under the 25-year-old brand off the menu after a Vancouver woman with albinism filed a BC Human Rights Tribunal complaint against the chain in 2012. The same craft beer will still be sold, but just as “Rhino.”

Ikponwosa (I.K.) Ero, representing a group with the genetic condition that causes a lack of pigmentation in skin, hair and eyes and often blindness, accused the popular restaurant of discrimination based on physical disability and colour.

While Earls doesn’t agree with the complaint – the beer was named after the white rhinoceros and it didn’t occur to the restaurant that it would be associated with albinism or offend anyone – it will cull the “Albino” from the house brand by April 24.


Albinism may not be mentioned? 

As a matter of interest, the white rhino is neither white nor albino. It varies in color between light brown and dark grey.


Anonymous said...

Actually, there's no such thing as a "white" rhino. The term refers to a species of African Rino that has a "wide" mouth, but when spoken by South African Bores, sounds like, "white". The other species in Africa is the Black Rino, which has a differently shaped mouth.

Anonymous said...

Before the world became infected by political correctness, the actions of this woman would have been called what they truly are, extortion.

Anonymous said...

You don't hear whites bitching about "light" beer or blacks complaining about "dark" beer. Sounds like a woman who wants her 15 minutes of fame.

She really needs to come into the light (with plenty of sunscreen, of know...because she's an albino....)

Anonymous said...

Discrimination? She can drink the Albino Rhino just like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

They'll get crucified by reality denying liberals

Anonymous said...

Mr. Snorphty, please, this is an important story about the left and their bigotry.

Anonymous said...

If that woman can be offended then every conservative has a case against every left thinking individual on the planet.