Friday, October 10, 2014

Oscar Pistorius joke slammed, New Zealand cafe apologises

THE owner of a New Zealand cafe has apologised after printing a “repulsive” joke on the bottom of customer receipts in the wake of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial.

Pistorius, a 29-year-old double amputee, admitted to firing through a locked toilet door and killing is model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.  He said he thought he was shooting at an intruder and that Steenkamp was safely in bed.

The cafe’s joke read: “Oscar Pistorius was super keen to get a new bathroom door, but his girlfriend was dead against it.”

Keith Morrison, owner of Scorch-o-Rama in Scorching Bay, said the joke was removed after a complaint was made.  The company then apologised online after copping heat on Twitter and on its Facebook page.

“Scorch-o-Rama would like to apologise for any offence caused by a comment that was put on the bottom of our receipts,” the Facebook post read.  “The comment was in bad taste and has been removed. We apologise again for any hurt or distress we caused people — it was absolutely never our intention.”

The cafe traditionally posts jokes on its receipts but this one crossed the line.  Morrison said he was now considering scrapping the jokes entirely.



Anonymous said...

So what's "offensive?" He didn't mention his amputations or that is wife should die, nothing.

This world is devoid of any sense of humor, unless your joking about whites, christians, conservatives, men, heterosexuals, traditional morals...

Bird of Paradise said...

They allow guns in kiwi land? Well Shazam sgt Carter i had no idea they did