Sonic Restaurant Apologizes For Bigoted Sign
A Sonic fast-food restaurant in Missouri has apologized for its racist anti-Redskins sign that went viral. Delores tweeted a photo of the sign outside the Sonic restaurant in Kansas City, which said NFL team Kansas City Chiefs would “scalp the Redskins feed them whiskey” and send them “2 the reservation.”
The Kansas City Star confirmed with the restaurant manager that the “inexcusable and wrong” sign had been removed, although it’s unclear what disciplinary action the employee who posted it received. “The sign was taken down shortly after it was posted,” read a tweet from Sonic’s Twitter handle. “Again, we do not condone this type of language and are deeply sorry.”
It’s hardly the first time that a racist restaurant sign has sparked controversy, though. The owner of an Arkansas restaurant in the town of Rogers posted a sign which claimed that Obamacare was punishment for slavery, but quickly removed it after 45 minutes when community members expressed their disgust. Johnny Howard apologized for his sign afterwards and said he never meant to make a “racist-orientated” message, stating his criticism was aimed at the Affordable Care Act and not President Obama.
“I made the mistake of wording it in the wrong fashion,” said Howard. “It’s not the person. It’s the policy.” The offensive sign was eventually changed to read, “Why cook? Get some carry out.”