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(Hamilton Spectator)   Civil liberties professor says maybe, just maybe, the BBQ restaurant owner with signs saying he doesn't serve halal or Korean duck is making fun of kneejerk multiculturalism, and is not necessarily a racist monster   (thespec.com) divider line
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2012-01-25 9:10:34 PM  
I'd eat there just because I like the signs and hope the food was decent.
 
2012-01-25 9:13:38 PM  
What in the holy hell is "kneejerk multiculturalism"? Is that another dog whistle like "political correctness" or what?
 
2012-01-25 9:23:28 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I'd eat there just because I like the signs and hope the food was decent.


I wouldn't, because apparently there was a large enough demand for Korean BBQ and he doesn't have enough business sense to toss a couple ducks on the grill.
 
2012-01-25 9:35:38 PM  

Bunnyhat: AbbeySomeone: I'd eat there just because I like the signs and hope the food was decent.

I wouldn't, because apparently there was a large enough demand for Korean BBQ and he doesn't have enough business sense to toss a couple ducks on the grill.


Good, so instead of trying to please everyone he will focus on his own BBQ. The result? Product just as he intended.
Your logic is flawed unless you are an investor.
 
2012-01-25 9:53:37 PM  
Meh. I've been thinking of trying the place, but it's just not funny. I'm not particular offended, but I just don't find it 'ha ha' funny and I think he just ends up sounding like a dick.

Besides, there are better restaurants in Hamilton.
 
2012-01-25 9:54:04 PM  
executive director of Hamilton's Centre for Civic Inclusion,
We are all farking doomed if this shiat doesn't stop right now
 
2012-01-25 9:57:38 PM  
As for the sign about Korean barbecue, that was in response to a Korean customer who got angry with Bailey, he said, because his restaurant didn't serve Korean duck.

Uh-huh. Something tells me that the customer innocently asked if he had Korean duck and that he responded with some hillbilly tirade. Who actually gets angry when they go to a pizza joint and find they don't have crepes?
 
2012-01-25 10:10:50 PM  

7of7: What in the holy hell is "kneejerk multiculturalism"?


YMMV, but I suspect it has something to do with assuming you're racist because you don't serve halal at a BBQ restaurant.
 
2012-01-25 10:26:12 PM  

Godamnlimey: executive director of Hamilton's Centre for Civic Inclusion,
We are all farking doomed if this shiat doesn't stop right now


Why?
 
2012-01-25 10:38:57 PM  
I like that he admits it's in an Arab neighborhood, but gets annoyed that people even ask him if his restaurant serves halal meat, because he doesn't want to adapt to meet the majority's cultural standards,,, yet also adds on his sign that his employees all speak English, indicating that he finds it annoying when people don't adapt to the majority's cultural standards.
 
2012-01-25 10:41:23 PM  
Free speech is SO inconvenient when you don't like what people have to say.
 
2012-01-25 10:59:41 PM  
As a Korean duck, I'm very offended.
/quack
 
2012-01-25 10:59:45 PM  
Shawarma is farking delicious.

Not sure why anyone would expect it to be served at a BBQ joint, though.
 
2012-01-25 11:01:48 PM  

dickfreckle: As for the sign about Korean barbecue, that was in response to a Korean customer who got angry with Bailey, he said, because his restaurant didn't serve Korean duck.

Uh-huh. Something tells me that the customer innocently asked if he had Korean duck and that he responded with some hillbilly tirade. Who actually gets angry when they go to a pizza joint and find they don't have crepes?


You aren't terribly smart are you?

Something tells me you've never worked in a service job before.

Furthermore, Korean BBQ at a BBQ joint VS Crepes at a pizza place... I would dearly love for you to draw me a map that connects those dots.
 
2012-01-25 11:01:49 PM  
But Evelyn Myrie, executive director of Hamilton's Centre for Civic Inclusion, says the signs at Hillbilly Heaven on Upper James Street are "very offensive and against the principles of diversity and inclusion."

Do blacks earn money from being offended? Or KFC points or something?
 
2012-01-25 11:02:34 PM  

mahuika: I like that he admits it's in an Arab neighborhood, but gets annoyed that people even ask him if his restaurant serves halal meat, because he doesn't want to adapt to meet the majority's cultural standards,,, yet also adds on his sign that his employees all speak English, indicating that he finds it annoying when people don't adapt to the majority's cultural standards.


Its one thing to clarify what you serve and don't serve but the English sign proves he is a complete ass and a clueless businessman. Still - not against the law.

/fully expects him to go out of business eventually and blame everyone but himself
 
2012-01-25 11:03:58 PM  
It's not the Koreans with the ducks on the windows, dummy. It's the Chinese.

/Dude, do we look all alike to you or something?
 
2012-01-25 11:05:32 PM  

RexTalionis: It's not the Koreans with the ducks on the windows, dummy. It's the Chinese.

/Dude, do we look all alike to you or something?


Yeah, the Koreans have dogs hanging...
/ducks
//quack
 
2012-01-25 11:06:20 PM  

RexTalionis: It's not the Koreans with the ducks on the windows, dummy. It's the Chinese.

/Dude, do we look all alike to you or something?


Yes. Next question.
 
2012-01-25 11:07:18 PM  
I went to my local Lebanese food place last week and demanded they start offering fried chicken in an effort to be more "diverse." I didn't get a news story about it.
 
2012-01-25 11:07:53 PM  
It looks like the system is working, actually.

It's his right to put stupid shiat on his signs. It's their right to be offended and not go there. It's my right to think they're silly for being offended.

Yay!
 
2012-01-25 11:08:10 PM  
"He has the right to sell his goods but doesn't have the right to trash other foods that are culturally driven."

Evelyn Myrie, Executive director, Centre for Civic Inclusion

Translation: We'd like to muzzle this wannabe redneck, but apparently the stupid free speech laws won't let us...yet.
 
2012-01-25 11:09:01 PM  

RexTalionis: It's not the Koreans with the ducks on the windows, dummy. It's the Chinese.

/Dude, do we look all alike to you or something?


I believe you meant to say "rook arike".

/quickly alt tabs before Asian wife sees the screen
 
2012-01-25 11:09:13 PM  
No Burgers or Fries? Now that's down right unamerican.
 
2012-01-25 11:09:25 PM  

RexTalionis: It's not the Koreans with the ducks on the windows, dummy. It's the Chinese.

/Dude, do we look all alike to you or something?


I guess so. My other question is, is BBQ Korean duck even going to BE halal once you get the thing cooked right?
 
2012-01-25 11:09:42 PM  
I guess where the story fails me are people going in asking for products the owner does not sell. I don't go into Pizza Hut asking for nachos, when denied, decry them for being anti-Hispanic. I are confuserated.
 
2012-01-25 11:10:13 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Shawarma is farking delicious.

Not sure why anyone would expect it to be served at a BBQ joint, though.


Mmmm shawarma...... If anyone comes to Aurora CO and loves shawarma make sure you stop by this little joint called Tasty Kabob. It's at the corner of Hampden and Chambers roads, best shawarma I've had outside of the Middle East. It's a tiny little place with like 3 tables, but the food is amazing. Bonus is there's a really good brew joint across the street.
 
2012-01-25 11:10:52 PM  

stuffy: No Burgers or Fries? Now that's down right unamerican.


Fries? They better not be G-D French Fries, traitor. Freedom Fries or GTFO.
 
2012-01-25 11:11:55 PM  
And on the topic of shawarma, the BEST shawarma in Florida is served at Sahara Cafe in Sarasota. Seriously.
 
2012-01-25 11:12:40 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: I went to my local Lebanese food place last week and demanded they start offering fried chicken in an effort to be more "diverse." I didn't get a news story about it.


what lesbian food might look like...

pnsfw (new window)
 
2012-01-25 11:13:44 PM  
I have absolutely no problem with this, from a 1st amendment standpoint.
 
2012-01-25 11:14:46 PM  
I live a few blocks from Chinatown here in Las Vegas. Despite my harsh diet, I graze there once every three months. There's a Korean BBQ every fifty yards and they just get better and better. There's one place that makes these egg rolls the size of burritos.

I can't figure out this guy's problem with fries is though.
 
2012-01-25 11:15:10 PM  
FTFA: "Why would he go and attack the people who eat those kinds of foods? He's ignoring a great deal of the population. It's very stereotypical ... It's unacceptable and feeds into a stereotype ... He has the right to sell his goods but doesn't have the right to trash other foods that are culturally driven."

Really? He doesn't have the right to trash other foods? Seriously? I know we're not supposed to yell "fire" in a crowded theater, but we can't even make fun of ethnic foods? Since when? Is there a court ruling I missed? Did we change the First Amendment when I wasn't looking?
 
2012-01-25 11:15:51 PM  
Looking at that photo actually sets off some "racist, white trash" alarms in my mind. If you want to American hillbilly food, that's fine. Put a giant sign in the window about how you're an American place and serve "Texas Style BBQ" or whatever.

The problem is the negative advertising as his lead off. "We don't have...." as opposed "We serve Texas style BBQ". Stick a flag and an eagle in your sign and people will figure it all out without you have to make duck jokes.

/never seen duck as an option at the local Korean BBQ
//also is this asshole even an American citizen?
 
2012-01-25 11:16:41 PM  
From the Farking Article:

"He has the right to sell his goods but doesn't have the right to trash other foods that are culturally driven."

Actually, he does.
 
2012-01-25 11:17:26 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Good, so instead of trying to please everyone he will focus on his own BBQ. The result? Product just as he intended.
Your logic is flawed unless you are an investor.


Yes, he's a REAL AMERICAN standing up against all the surrounding restaurants which cater to the invading muslim korean jew colored messican hordes.

/ Conservatives
// Standing up to imaginary enemies since, well, forever
 
2012-01-25 11:17:47 PM  
"What would make you think this was a Korean BBQ? Do you see any f'n ducks in the window?"

Oy, that's dumb in two ways that I can think of. Besides the idea of putting the sign up in general. So I guess that's three.

And who the hell runs a business on spite? Take it easy dude. Rage doesn't help food.
 
2012-01-25 11:19:55 PM  

chuckymonkey: AverageAmericanGuy: Shawarma is farking delicious.

Not sure why anyone would expect it to be served at a BBQ joint, though.

Mmmm shawarma...... If anyone comes to Aurora CO and loves shawarma make sure you stop by this little joint called Tasty Kabob. It's at the corner of Hampden and Chambers roads, best shawarma I've had outside of the Middle East. It's a tiny little place with like 3 tables, but the food is amazing. Bonus is there's a really good brew joint across the street.


I know it well. Just a few blocks from me very good place.
 
2012-01-25 11:19:56 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "Why would he go and attack the people who eat those kinds of foods? He's ignoring a great deal of the population. It's very stereotypical ... It's unacceptable and feeds into a stereotype ... He has the right to sell his goods but doesn't have the right to trash other foods that are culturally driven."

Really? He doesn't have the right to trash other foods? Seriously? I know we're not supposed to yell "fire" in a crowded theater, but we can't even make fun of ethnic foods? Since when? Is there a court ruling I missed? Did we change the First Amendment when I wasn't looking?


Not to be pedantic (but I suppose I am) and I know you mean it colloquially, but all food is ethnic food.

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Even this.
 
2012-01-25 11:20:26 PM  
So I would assume that they will never serve chitlins, collards, ribs and such?
Is anyone else sick of being politically correct? We are becoming more and more like the Nanny State every day.
 
2012-01-25 11:20:33 PM  
I bet those signs come down when another joint open up across the street that serve what he doesn't.
 
2012-01-25 11:20:55 PM  
"Why would he go and attack the people who eat those kinds of foods?"

I enjoyed that line.
 
2012-01-25 11:21:28 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: And on the topic of shawarma, the BEST shawarma in Florida is served at Sahara Cafe in Sarasota. Seriously.


Nice. I'll be there next month. Thanks. I'll also be hitting up Jose's Real Cuban in Bradenton while I'm there. Best cuban sandwich I've ever had.
 
2012-01-25 11:21:29 PM  
I can't believe this happened in that bastion of culture known as Hamilton.

/sarcasm off
 
2012-01-25 11:21:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "Why would he go and attack the people who eat those kinds of foods? He's ignoring a great deal of the population. It's very stereotypical ... It's unacceptable and feeds into a stereotype ... He has the right to sell his goods but doesn't have the right to trash other foods that are culturally driven."

Really? He doesn't have the right to trash other foods? Seriously? I know we're not supposed to yell "fire" in a crowded theater, but we can't even make fun of ethnic foods? Since when? Is there a court ruling I missed? Did we change the First Amendment when I wasn't looking?

Not to be pedantic (but I suppose I am) and I know you mean it colloquially, but all food is ethnic food.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 257x359]

Even this.


There's a Hawaiian place down the block. I think this is on the menu.
 
2012-01-25 11:21:48 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: Really? He doesn't have the right to trash other foods? Seriously? I know we're not supposed to yell "fire" in a crowded theater, but we can't even make fun of ethnic foods? Since when? Is there a court ruling I missed? Did we change the First Amendment when I wasn't looking?


(* actually reads more of the article and realizes that this is in Canada... *)

Oh... well... forget all that First Amendment stuff... Sorry... I don't speak Canadian... This is awkward...

/but this is still f*cked up
//the owner of the restaurant doesn't owe anyone an apology
///WTF is this Canadian crap doing on Fark, anyway?
////I must have accessed the wrong tube on the Internet...
 
2012-01-25 11:24:05 PM  

cig-mkr: So I would assume that they will never serve chitlins, collards, ribs and such?
Is anyone else sick of being politically correct? We are becoming more and more like the Nanny State every day.


I'm comfortable with not acting like a jackass in public. If you consider that politically correct then that's your opinion and that's cool, but in my opinion this guy is just being a douchebag for attention. Hooray for him, but I still have the right to call him a douchebag. Is that non-PC?
 
2012-01-25 11:24:51 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Free speech is SO inconvenient when you don't like what people have to say.


Can people please stop conflating disapproval of a person's words with a desire to silence them? If you went up to a pregnant woman and said "I hope you miscarry", I would probably yell at you about the fact that you were being a dick. That doesn't mean I want to make it illegal for you to voice your opinion.
 
2012-01-25 11:25:23 PM  

Sensei Can You See: 7of7: What in the holy hell is "kneejerk multiculturalism"?

YMMV, but I suspect it has something to do with assuming you're racist because you don't serve halal at a BBQ restaurant.


Notice he didn't actually say that this was a problem. He might have been asked the question once (or probably not at all), but is so frightened of the furriners that he felt compelled to do this.

It's completely racist, but fully within his right to do. If I was a customer, I'd take my business elsewhere. He'dllblame going out of business on being unfairly persecuted, of course, since the point would have screamed past him like an F-16.
 
B A
2012-01-25 11:26:02 PM  
Seems lots of people don't quite understand "freedom of speech". Dumbasses!
 
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