Monday, December 24, 2018

A lot of fuss over a single common word

The F-word is homophobic?

A restaurant that has been serving residents of Columbia, South Carolina for more than 40-years was forced to fire a member of staff on-the-spot last week, after a note detailing a homophobic slur was slipped into a customer's bag.

The incident happened at Yesterdays Restaurant and Tavern on December 16, according to patron Cyntrell Jones Legette, who detailed the shocking occurrence on Facebook.

In the post, she alleges that one of the kitchen staff placed an offensive note in one of her friend's bags.

She said the piece of paper had the word 'F**'  written on it and was purposely placed in the bag of a homosexual male.

When telling management of the hateful message, Legette claims 'the manager tried to excuse this disgusting behavior by calling it a joke.'  But Legette says there's 'nothing funny about being disrespected'.

In response to the post, the restaurant took to their own Facebook page to publicly apologize for the actions of the worker - who, they insist, was fired 'on the spot'. 

'We at Yesterdays Restaurant & Tavern deeply regret the incident,' the post read. 'It was hurtful and offensive breach of the commitment Yesterdays has made to our community for over forty years to provide an environment that is inclusive and respectful to each and every guest who comes through the door, regardless of color, creed, or sexual orientation.'


23 December, 2018

Facebook Blocks Netanyahu’s Son, Citing His ‘Hate Speech’

After all the Muslim terrorist attacks on Israel, Israelis are surely entitled to be critical of Muslims

In a Facebook post a few days ago, one of the Israeli prime minister’s sons said he hoped the deaths of two Israeli soldiers killed by a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank would be “avenged” and said, “There will never be peace with the monsters in human form known since 1964 as ‘Palestinians.’” In other posts, Yair Netanyahu, the older son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said he would prefer an Israel without any Muslims and mused that no attacks occurred “in Iceland and Japan where coincidentally there are no Muslims.”

Facebook removed the posts after a flood of complaints, saying they “included hate speech” and clearly violated the community standards. On Sunday, after Yair Netanyahu reposted a screenshot of one of the offending posts online and called on people to share it, the social networking giant suspended his account for 24 hours.

So he took to Twitter. There he reposted a diatribe he had written against Facebook, describing it as “thought police” and protesting that it hosted “endless pages that call for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.”

The Netanyahu family’s spokesman declined to comment publicly on Yair Netanyahu’s status or his spat with Facebook.

Facebook said in a statement that it had removed his three posts as it would “for anyone posting similar content about any protected characteristic.” Reposting the screenshot, the company said, “is the same as writing the hate speech all over again. Facebook does not allow hate speech on the platform and will continue to enforce its policy.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So telling the truth is "Hate Speech" if a Muslim is offended?