A customer went on a racist tirade in a Mexican restaurant in Anaheim, California.
A security camera at a Palapas Tacos restaurant caught the man yelling at the staff, at one point, threatening to call the immigration authorities.
If you’re wondering what set him off… it was the menu.
In case you weren’t aware, restaurants that serve Mexican food tend to have Spanish words on their menus. Oh, you knew that? And it makes sense to you?
It didn’t to this man, as the video below shows:
“That’s bullsh*t! It says it in Mexican,” he yells at one point. “I’m an American, I don’t do Spanish. Go get a hamburger. Go get a hot dog.”
The unidentified man quickly became a social media pariah, and #AnaheimRacist began to trend.
Spanish words in a Mexican Restaurant? Absurd. Who would do something like that? https://t.co/dEJQGHYc5Q— Antonio Ruiz (@Antonio_P_Ruiz) March 28, 2019
One thing I'll never understand about racists:— Andrew Villegas (@ReporterAndrew) March 27, 2019
If you don't like us, why on earth would you eat our food?https://t.co/lcvZrFB7qz
The white guy is in Anaheim. Definitely NOT an English word, but pretty damn racist lately. https://t.co/kMHWWgUreN— Radio Justice 📻🎙 (@justiceputnam) March 27, 2019
Unless this guy refers to towns near Anaheim as Saint Anne, Lovely Yorba, Good Park, Table Coast, Old Mission, Little Hills, The Little Poplars, Tar, etc., he’s probably a racist xenophobe rather than a principled defender of linguistic consistency. 🤔 https://t.co/hrujq69s84— Mambo Marzo (@jndevereux) March 27, 2019
A man in Anaheim went into a MEXICAN restaurant and went on a racist rant because he couldn’t read a word on the menu that was in Spanish 🙄. Hate makes you stupid.— Wednesday Addams (@ItsWednesday12) March 27, 2019
“This customer, I found out, he was not understanding the special being Friday instead of Monday,” said Juan Del Rio, the owner of Palapas Tacos:
“Everyday we get customers [who] sometimes don’t understand the specials, but we explain them. But this guy was completely mad, upset.”
“I just feel like it’s sad that there’s people [who] actually that think like that, that they own this country,” del Rio added. “I don’t know. But over a taco?”
Yes, over a taco.
Talk about entitlement.