[UPDATED: Company Confirms Story, Apologizes] Chick-fil-A Cashier ID's UCI Asian Students on Receipts as "Ching" and "Chong"



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"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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Guest
Guest

Ching and Chong are upset but they are the biggest invited bigots in the USA. These dog-eating, cat-eating with bad body odor get here and they get our Uncle Sam taxpayer money, get wealthy and look down on us. LOL, you look at my culture as bad but you eat dogs and cats, asian men love to sex down their daughters, they have bad BO, they have ugly teeth, can't play hockey, can't play football, two inch penises, and y'all are the only failures in all of races to be nuked. Fucque an Asian, I hate asians and I wish they would leave the USA.

Kristy S
Kristy S

What the heck? Uh... that's totally not true. I'm Asian American, and I'm proud of it. Also, I honestly can't believe you just generalized all Asians into your preconception of a 'Classic Ching-Chong". Truly, that's absurd. Have you ever read the book "Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother"? Look at their family, then look how their daughters got into Harvard on a full scholarship. Lots of Asians live in the US with a US Residence, we don't eat dogs and cats (the Hindus probably are shocked at us eating beef, you know. not everyone view animals the same way.) I can't even understand why I'm explaining this to you! Please, change your mindset of an Asian. It's so cruel and unfair how you think of us.

Amruatto
Amruatto

Who gives a damn? It was probably some high school kid thinking it was a funny joke. Come on now, you want to harp on the only corporation in America that still publicly displays it's connection with God and christianity? Well, now I suppose these idiots will tell us Chick fil-A must be open every Sunday. Move on.

Openyoureyes
Openyoureyes

Don't think you'd think it would be f***** funny if your nationality was being trashed..... Remember..... what goes around ALWAYS come back around.....!

Shintaro Carriem
Shintaro Carriem

I am Asian, and I find it funny. Haha, look at that! It's in gigantic capital letters across the top even. CHING CHONG.It may be stupid and/or racist, but it's still funny.

Notfunny
Notfunny

You been sippin' STERNO again?!??? FOOL!!

Ron Leighton
Ron Leighton

Racists are simply ignorant and insecure -- no matter what their ethnicity.

chauncey davenport
chauncey davenport

But was it "there pleasure", though, THAT'S the question.  Many people don't realize that Chik-FIL-A trains/expects their mgt & associates to say "my pleasure" instead of "you're welcome" as a response to "thank you".  The underlying reason for this is that they're providing a SERVICE (with pleasure, ostensibly) and are by no means a CHARITY.  Then of course, they rake in BIG BUCKS on the True Sabbath (which is actually Saturday), and of course are closed on Sunday to indicate (ostensibly, again) their compliance with "mainstream church-ianity".  A company of dildoes, to be sure.  Great job Chink-Fil-A, and by all means, Thank You...

chauncey davenport
chauncey davenport

But was it "there pleasure", though, THAT'S the question?  Many people don't realize that Chik-FIL-A trains/expects their mgt & associates to say "my pleasure" instead of "you're welcome" as a response to "thank you".  The underlying reason for this is that they're providing a SERVICE (with pleasure, ostensibly) and are by no means a CHARITY.  Then of course, they rake in BIG BUCKS on the True Sabbath (which is actually Saturday), and of course are closed on Sunday to indicate (ostensibly, again) their compliance with "mainstream church-ianity".  A company of dildoes, to be sure.  Great job Chink-Fil-A, and by all means, Thank You...

Truth
Truth

Seems like the person to blame is server "Lia". 

News Wire
News Wire

If god wanted man to eat chicken, he would have created Chick-Fil-A !

Bluebogle
Bluebogle

These comments seem proof enough that racism is still alive and well...

JayT
JayT

Exactly!

obbop
obbop

Concocted scam possibility.

Aware of the immense amount of white self-guilt and the mass media attention easily accrued how difficult would it be for a couple minority-types to have GIVEN those names to the order taker then grabbing the receipts as proof of "racism" and commence the lawsuit?

Or do you assume folks do not lie or use media for self-gain or any of a multitude of possibilities?

 

obbop
obbop

"racism doesn't exist anymore"

Simple ill-educated minds can find confirmation of their beliefs nearly anywhere.

Don't omit the oft-sen separate areas upon grocery store shelves for white and wheat breads, etc.

Obvious proof of white separatism.

And if there are more offerings for the white beads, well, ample proof of white superiority.

Sheesh... political correctness must assuredly result in the eventual collapse/downfall of the USA.

Now, run off and bleat ye ill-educated knee-jerk rhetoric spewing ill-educated well-indoctrinated citizen-sheep.

GONZALEZ JENNI
GONZALEZ JENNI

THIS IS ALL JUST  ANOTHER FUNNY STORY IN THE NEWS.....GIVE IT A FEW MORE DAYS AND IT WILL GO AWAY......I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THESE TWO BOYS CRY AND COMPLAIN ABOUT EVERYTHING...WHERES OUR SENSE OF HUMOR????  I'M SURE THE CASHIER WASN'T TRYING TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THAT PLACE.....I'M IN AWW  WITH A LOT OF THE NEWS TODAY...ITS A WASTE OF TIME....

Jet
Jet

The cashier should have gone with Harold and Kumar instead. It would be funnier and she still would have kept her $5/hr job.

GONZALEZ JEN
GONZALEZ JEN

IM SURE  SHELL GET  BETTER JOBS...SHE WAS AN 18 YEAR OLD FIRST JOB OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL......THE YOUNGINS LIVE N LEARN.....

TimmyTee
TimmyTee

the location was the chick-fil-a at The District on Jamboree and Barranca... it is the only nearby chick-fil-a to UCI.

Jon Silber
Jon Silber

The proprietor (who is of foreign decent) is one of the kindest and sweetest businessmen I have ever run across.  He was and is deeply disturbed by the events and he is incredibly welcoming to any type of person that steps foot inside his establishment.  The fact that one horrible and insensitive human being caused so much harm to so many with their moment (hopefully it was just a moment and not a lifetime) of cruelty should not bring down such a beacon to the community.  I will continue to support this Chick-fil-A due to their history of outstanding service and I applaud the victims here (and their friends) for being brave enough to stand up for what was right while understanding and expressing this is not an epidemic at this location.

Stan
Stan

I being of Polish ancestry,I have at my age heard every joke or nick name there is,it's not even funny anymore

Slanteyedcaucasian
Slanteyedcaucasian

As far as that goes, most of the penis pumps are made in China these days, so needledickism should not be so much a problem...

Slanteyedcaucasian
Slanteyedcaucasian

So someone lost their job because a pair of customers have no sense of humor? What about Rosie ODonnel, who made fun of asian speech with her "chin-chong-chang" speach mocking of them. Did Rosie get canned? No, she actually has a new TV program.Maybe it's a liberal thing, rather than a race thing.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Chikfila cracks me up, "We're not racist -- we fired that bitch!  By the way, we think that all our non-Xian customers are going hell.  Would you like some fries for your journey?"

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Keep eating those fries and you'll find out sooner rather than later.

Oakthis
Oakthis

"chain's gay-nasty ways?" WTF kind of language is this?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Easy: they have a notorious anti-LGBT reputation. Shall we elucidate?

News Wire
News Wire

You mean they have a notorious Christian FundaMENTAList reputation -- i.e, they are closed nationwide on Sundays, even in shopping malls.

Religion = Superstitious Nonsense for Ignorant Imbeciles.

Period.

... but they do make a damn good chicken sandwich.

John Public
John Public

Actually, Chick-fil-A did the right thing. Some idiot kid did something stupid by typing that into the register and was fired immediately. Chick-fil-A apologized and acted responsibly. So, where's the story? People like to over exaggerate an issue where none exists.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

There's the story!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Sorry if im a still a doubter I'm thinking Chik Fil A just wanted to make it all go away.  

909Jeff
909Jeff

HAHAHAHAHH!  You made me laugh out loud at my desk.  

I saw this on CBS news.  Trust but verify.  I know there are racist or at least people who do stupid things that appear to be racist.  And I also know there are people who whip out the racist card when the wind blows the wrong way.  

You live and learn huh? 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Geez, what do you need? A cashier saying "We ruve you rong time" while drawing a Fu Manchu mustache on the receipt. I'm sorry to break this to you yet again, but racism does exist here in Orange County!

David
David

If what this person did annoys you, YouTube Rosie Odonnell Ching Chong and watch her Ching Chong tirade, then boycott Her.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Yes, all seven of you that are left can feel smug. Last one out onto eastbound 90 turn off the lights, OK?

Dfellows
Dfellows

its kinda lame that we are lashing out and labeling the restaurant horrible and racist when it was one person. By people saying that Chickfila is racist they are doing the very thing that they are accusing the restaurant of. I am pretty sure this has happened at other restaurants but people dont lash out the same way. Yes it was wrong but saying the restaurant is horrible for one person is not right either.

lakewood216
lakewood216

Ah..Orange County...same old intolerant biblethumper-ruled hellhole.  Orange County is a place us flyover-country-folk here in Cleveland can feel smug and superior about...we don't have the racists and fundies and anti-Semites that OC has.  Our county council (Cuyahoga County) has 3 GOPers out of 11 members..the OC Board of Superviors is STILL 100% Republican...in December 2011.  Jesus.  Orange County.....Cincinnati by the sea.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Dude Cleveland is one of the most racist places I have ever been  and I have been to Tennessee and Alabama.  

Beachwood is known as little Gaza or the Gaza Strip Pepper Pike is Jew Pike Chagrin Park is where Chagrin Falls keeps all their Black folksEast Cleveland is called the Jungle

The Flats55th and Kinsman Tremont I can go on and on and on.

 

obbop
obbop

Find a Mandarin or other Chinese dialect speaker and take them along to the closest "China town" area of decent size.

Works best if they speak English with no Chinese accent and act as if they do NOT speak Chinese.

While sitting there; have them quietly translate some of the comments made about the presence of the foreigner (you).

Yeah.... "racism" is limited to the self-loathing guilt-ridden Whites of the USA.

Do the same with a fluent Spanish speaker.

The USA has filled its folks, especially you fair-skinned scum with so much self-guilt that non-whites are taking advantage of you and laugh either in front of you or behind your backs.

GraveDigger55
GraveDigger55

Best way for any restaurant to deal with is to reprogram the register so the cashier can’t add input.

Every receipt has a number … just call the last two digits Like “Number 63 your order is ready”Don’t even ask for the customers first name, because it might just pronounced it wrong and it turns out to be a cuss work in some 3rd world language.

If I went to some Asian restaurant and they put “Smith” or “Jones” or “Johnson” on my receipt, I would be laughing so hard I would keep coming back for some more play.

mitch young
mitch young

Anyone got the race of the perp yet. I'm still betting it was a 'hispanic'/latina.

Mariannaj
Mariannaj

Hey people lets look at this for what it is, Chick fil A did not do this , an employee did and she was immediately fired for her actions, why are you all talking about the company when they did the right thing, they apoligized to the customer on behalf of there employees misconduct. People have to take responsibility for there own actions the restaurant was not at fault here the employee was she is the racist or actually the stupid ass that was trying to be funny, and it backfired on her . So stop arguing about something that has nothing to do with the story and grow up. Who cares if chick fil a believes that there employees should be with there families on sundays or if they are christian based company , if that bothers you then don't eat there ,that is what is wrong with the people in this country if it offends one person then it should not be well too bad . That is why we live in the United States of America you have a choice if you don't like something you can choose to not do it or not go there but stop acting like you dont.

David
David

If that happened it's not racism just stupidity....I'm going to guess the employee thought it was funny(it wasnt) and probably has no problem with asians. If people weren't offended so easy they would just use this as an excuse to get free food for a while at the expense of a not so brite employee.

Gomer Kierkegaard
Gomer Kierkegaard

Uh...hmm...if the employee doesn't understand that such statements are offensive and oppressive to asians, then that person has a problem with asians. It's called ignorance and insensitivity. Those are problems. Know what I'm saying? The whole, "Oh, I didn't mean "Chink" like that" argument is a non-starter.

Chris Rivera
Chris Rivera

So, the author whines about people who stereotype and discriminate (racists), by, hmm, stereotyping and discriminating (lumping the skinheads and, apparently, single conservative)?  How does the author expect us to take him seriously?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

I don't! And I don't play the "apparent" game--there are many scoffers here who just got pwned--just like you haha!

Mr. J
Mr. J

See, this freaking name policy gets them into trouble constantly. They always mispronounce my name as a woman's name when I go there.

On the other hand, you can have a bit of fun with it, since they will call your name a few times: Tell them your name is Bueller.

"Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?"

David Lozano
David Lozano

What is the point, exactly???To create a hypersensitive society that coddles the individual into a stupor?

What qualifies any of you to be thought police?

sizlack83
sizlack83

To live in a society where it's not ok to mock or put down anyone's ethnicity, language, culture, etc.

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