Beijing Restaurant Refusing Service to Japanese, Filipinos, Vietnamese Take Down Sign; Won’t Apologize
After a flurry of criticisms from the media and netizens from the Philippines and Vietnam, the Beijing restaurant’s manager, calling only himself as Wang, took down the sign that read: “This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog(s).” But, not because he felt remorse for offending anybody’s feelings. He took it down “because it was a lot of bother.”
Wang told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that he didn’t have any regrets; he “was just getting too many phone calls about it.” In fact, he seemed rather surprised, if not baffled, by the attention it garnered and was firm that he will not apologize for it. He even suggested that the sign was just misinterpreted. “Maybe people misunderstood our meaning… it only said we would not serve customers from those countries,” he said.