09 Jan '12, 3am

US pizza chain Papa John's apologises over receipt referring to Asian customer as 'lady chinky eyes'

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States pizza company Papa John's has issued an apology to a New York woman of Asian descent who was given a receipt that referred to her as 'lady chinky eyes.' Minhee Cho, a communications manager for the journalism site ProPublica, posted a message with a photo of the offending receipt on her personal Twitter account after visiting one of the chain's restaurants. 'Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name isn't 'lady chinky eyes,'' she wrote - prompting outrage on the popular microblogging site. The message itself was retweeted some 500 times and the photo quickly garnered over 150,000 views - hours later on Saturday, Papa John's posted an apology on its Twitter and Facebook pages.

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