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Racial slur on Papa John’s Pizza receipt goes viral


When an Asian-American customer of Papa John’s Pizza in New York City decided to vent by posting a receipt that identified her as “lady chinky eyes” on Twitter, she may have thought she was just letting off steam.

But in the last day, the receipt has been viewed over 200,000 times, Papa John’s has apologized publicly both via Twitter and on its Facebook page, and the cashier responsible for the slur — identified by Gothamist as a sixteen year old high school girl — has been fired.

Minhee Cho, a communications manager with ProPublica, tweeted, “Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name isn’t ‘lady chinky eyes’” at about noon on Saturday, and presumably thought nothing more of the matter.