[UPDATED: Company Confirms Story, Apologizes] Chick-fil-A Cashier ID's UCI Asian Students on Receipts as "Ching" and "Chong"
"The cashier did NOT ask for their names, but when they got their receipts, this is what they said," Lee wrote. "If you know anything about UCI, you probably know that we have a reputation as being an Asian-dominant school. Fifty-three percent, actually. And while the victims of this act are indeed Asian, it shouldn't matter. The fact that ignorant language like this is used to describe people is UNACCEPTABLE."
But in a subsequent Tumblr post, Lee took a more conciliatory approach, appalled by the racism emerging from people angry at Chick Fil-A and detractors making their own Asian stereotypes. "I realize Chik-Fil-A hasn't exactly had the best track record when it comes to issues of social justice, but I don't think the horrible mistake on the part of one individual is reason enough to launch a witch hunt," Lee wrote. "There's no way the person who hired this woman would have been able to know she'd do something so stupid...All I ask is that people be respectful and THINK."
We think Lee is a smart kid...and that Chick Fil-A breeds one strange culture...
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