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Papa John’s receipt with racial slur insults patron

Pizza chain customer tweets receipt that then goes viral

When Minhee Cho decided to stop into Papa John’s on Friday night for a quick dinner, she didn’t expect to be insulted. But after receiving the receipt for her order at one of the restaurant chain’s locations in Manhattan, she noticed the cashier identified her as “lady chinky eyes.” Cho is Asian-American.

The next morning, Cho—who is a communications manager at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism group—posted a picture of the receipt on her Twitter page with the comment, “Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name isn’t ‘lady chinky eyes’.” Almost immediately, the image went viral, receiving more than 200,000 views over the weekend.


Cathleen Flahardy

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