Really? Restaurant owners need to “Do their research”before naming their restaurants?
‘West says we basically need to chill out. “We should celebrate our multicultural society… I think everyone should take it with a bit of humour.”’ I think she has a point.
“By this definition, Potts Point cafe Mug Life could be accused of appropriating American thug or gang culture. Diners are met by large murals of Tupac and Biggie Smalls, both killed in gang warfare. Owner Geoff Bannister says the possibility of causing offence never occurred to him. “We definitely don’t believe our business name or the murals could be interpreted as disrespectful,” he says, noting this is the first time he’s been quizzed on the topic.” If they had called it “Bonney & Clyde’s” would that have been just as offensive? It’s a theme, not a slur.
“Melbourne’s Fried and Tasty last year came under fire for using a similar Biggie mural to flog a dish generally agreed to have originated in the slave lands of America’s south — fried chicken.” What????
It is clear none of these people intended offense, and that some of the professionally outraged are taking extreme measures to find offense in anything. The Fried Chicken as Slave food is particularly silly: what about KFC or Portuguese fried Chicken?
Get a life, and let others get on with theirs…