Skip to comments.Asian customers labeled “Chinx” on Queens Hooters receipt files federal lawsuit
Posted on 09/11/2012 8:10:41 PM PDT by dennisw
A Hooters hostess described an Asian couple as Chinx on their food receipt then copped to the slur and quit, a lawyer for the burgers-and-boobs restaurant disclosed Tuesday.
The shocking incident occurred July 1 at the Hooters in Fresh Meadows, Queens, when Kisuk Cha and his girlfriend placed a takeout order for buffalo shrimp and chicken wings and got an extra helping of racism, according to Cha's lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Cha suspected something was up because the food server was "gawking" at them and "giggling" after looking at the computer monitor. After paying the $21.75 tab, he examined the two receipts and spotted the slur Chinx on both.
Owners of the Hooters franchise hired lawyer Edward McCabe to investigate. The food server whose name appears on the receipt was cleared after a hostess stepped forward and admitted that she had penned the ethnic slur, McCabe said.
"She was very apologetic," McCabe said. "She said she didn't realize the gravity of it and how offensive it was.
"It was shocking to us and we are absolutely sympathetic to (Cha and his girlfriend)," McCabe added.
Restaurant receipts going back three months were reviewed as part of the investigation and no similarly disparaging identifiers were found, he said.
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Can whites sue for being called cracker or honkie which I find terribly offensive, degrading, humiliating not to mention inappropriate. Where do I go for justice!!!
But it’s okay to call it ‘hooters’.
Why stop at the Federal courts? They could bring an action before the World Court, and at the Intergalactic Federation Council of Justice too.
We are just so screwed.
It was ignorant, childish, and so the heck what. Why is every stupid incident a national story and federal case? People can be rude and crude, and no business encourages it. “Shocking incident”. Rude yes, but a shocking incident is a gangster shooting not something dopey scribbled on a restaurant receipt.
I hope the judge is one of those who takes a dim view of plaintiffs who bring frivolous lawsuits into Federal court. I’ve heard of plaintiffs who bring such suits being cited for contempt of court.
“Hooters” sounds pretty dang offensive too
Hmmmm....I had cousin....who was known as CHINK....because at one time he “talked like a Chinaman” .... this was in the 1940s-1960s
I’m guessing if they apologized, reprimanded the person who wrote the comment, and offered them free wings from the begining they might have diffused this situation. Now with Lawyers involved it will have to go to Court and eventually probably a nice settlement for the Offended Couple.
I was called a yankee when I was in china. Should have sued them.
This is straight out of a South Park cartoon!
Check out the waitress name - it be Shenika ... hmmmmm
People need to grow a thicker skin. Where in the constitution does it say you are protected against being offended? Last time I looked the document guaranteed my right to offend you - not the other way around. Seems like this lawsuit is right up there as far as unconstitutional from the get-go! Oh - just to keep the record straight - my wife is of Chinese ancestry - however - she is simply an American like myself!
To paraphrase the late “Sheets” Byrd,
“There are black crackers”.
There are also Chinese honkies. It’s what the Singaporeans call folks from Hong Kong.
Pound sand whitey. You want 40 acres and a mule too? /S /S /S
I had occassion to go to a Hooters in King of Prussia, PA.
Barely ate and couldn’t wait to leave.
The antics of the men and thier “Gotta be the Stoopitist” lines losers say to women and some of the most disgusting comments “aloud” .......
I actually figured out they are very small men and never ever went out for drinks or food with them ever again.
Hooters sells takeout? WHY?
Oh the Horror!! THE HORROR!!
Someone got his feelings hurt — while the NBBP threatens voters at a polling venue and calls for the killing of White Babies!!
Yes, I too hope the judge views this as frivolous and a waste of the court’s time and cites these idiots for contempt.
Murdered State Dept. Employee, no.
Sixteen Trillion Dollar National Debt, no.
Chinx, HELL YEAH!
Ha. I caught a glimpse of something on the interwebs about a scandal involving the Queen of England. Then saw this headline, and stared at it for the longest time trying to figure out why the Queen of England was in a Hooters.
Sounds like Hooters needs to toughen up their hiring standards - still a few chinks in the armor.
Most “anglo” patrons are unaware of insults and slurs bandied about in their presence when it isn’t in English.
Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinktown!
Did the Chinx jinx Hooters?
Is it wrong to go to Hooters and stare at the nips?
“I went home and ate the wings”.
“No more questions, your honor”.
Jesse Jackson said that when he acted out racially against customers, he spit in their food.
Makes you think.
Did I mention that Orange is my favorite color and the Owl is my favorite Bird? What a coincidence.
Post of the Thread.
Thank you very much, a fool in paradise will be here all week.
You better be hoping Mr. Cha isn’t reading this thread or both of you could be the next defendants. (I’d guess the entire court would be fighting their grins as the charges were read aloud- that was quite a line).
I am reminded of the case of Willis Augustus Lee (1888-1945), Vice Admiral, USN. During his days at Annapolis, he acquired the nickname "Ching Chong" because of his name, his fondness for the Far East, and possibly his appearance (he was actually a distant relative of Robert E. Lee).
His Annapolis history came in handy during a naval battle in WWII. He was commanding a couple of battle wagons against the Japanese. However, in the "fog of war", things got confused, and other US forces sicced PT boats on Lee's forces.
His radio operators heard the order go out on the radio. Lee got on the radio to Guadalcanal and demanded that the boats be called off. However, his identity was questioned. He responded, "This is Ching Chong China Lee! Chinese, catchee? Refer your boss about Ching Lee. Call off your boys!" Guadalcanal answered, "Identity established. We are not after you."
Where else would you want to be?
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Soooo. he sued Hooter’s because he got gawked at? Because he got called “Chinx”?? It IS the money. jerk.
I can’t say as I blame him (girl friend isn’t suing) for being upset, but suing the former hostess in federal court seems a bit over the top just to teach her a lesson.
Oh, wait! You mean he is suing the business that immediately, upon learning of the incident, investigated, then confronted her about it; and where she, as a direct result, no longer works?
Keelhaul him and his lawyer.
He was right to call the employee on it. The employer did the right thing. Tort reform needed now.
Those hooters girls are hot beyond imagination.
The irony is that around that neck of the woods, chances are Hooters is sending the rent check to their “Chink” landlord...
yes, whites can sue for being labelled that
the place yes, but telling a waitress she has nice or big... would be out of line :)
What’s your point?
If they had the sense to not write it down and snicker publically there would be nothing happening
I have had Thai waitresses giggle and say that I look like Elvis. I'm offended. I try to keep my weight down.
Employees like this could easily think it’s funny to contaminate the food of the diners they resent. I bet they do.
Stay out of Hooters.
Years ago in a bar I was told I looked like Woody Allen. Can you imagine a worse insult? I didn’t quite know then who Woody Allen was (and I still don’t, having seen only maybe two of the man’s masterpieces), but I knew who Liberace was, and the jovial, funny guy who noted the alleged resemblance, who was named (hint #1) Bryce, claimed to (hint # 2) know Lee or Wladziu, as he was known to friends, and promised without my asking to introduce me. He never did, I never saw him again, but it was the first time I ever heard the word (hint # 3) “scrumptious”. You will remember that it all happened long before the word “fabulous” was invented. Oh, and the bar wasn’t one of “those”, and was not named “The Endup”.
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