An Australian restaurant owner has apologized for posting a Snapchat of an order slip that described customers as “two very annoying Asians.”
The image appeared Saturday on the account of Shay Hayston, who is listed as a joint owner of several Brisbane eateries, including Froth on Brunswick, No. 5 Cafe and The Stand, according to news.com.au.
“Omg I love my staff,” read the caption posted along with three laughing emojis with the offensive image on Hayston’s account, the news outlet reported about the receipt for the chicken and avocado croissant and fish tacos.
Whistleblower Alec Madara told The Sunday Mail in Australia that the post was “not OK” in light of a rise in hate crimes against Asians across the world.
“Was the intention to be racist? I couldn’t say, that’s not for me to decide, society can have their viewpoints and talk about it, I just know it didn’t sit with me well,” he said.
Amid the backlash,