News Joe’s Crab Shack apologizes after using photo of black man’s 1895 hanging as decoration

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MutteringJohn, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    30,773
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,164
    Likes Received:
    21,650
    Customers at a Joe’s Crab Shack in Minnesota said they left the restaurant “sickened” this week, though it had nothing to do with the food and everything to do with the decoration.

    Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were at the national chain’s Roseville location on Wednesday night when they looked down at their table and saw a picture of what appeared to be a lynching.

    The picture, which showed a large group of white people at the public hanging of a black man, was labeled “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12th 1895.”

    “All I said was ‘I don’t like the gumbo!” said a joking speech bubble coming from the executioner’s stand.

    According to records from the Death Penalty Information Center, the man being hung was Richard Burleson.

    Law journals from the time say that he was convicted of killing a man with a rock in 1894, though Allen said the justice system in the late 19th century was used to go after black people and execute them.

    “As you can imagine, seeing that image ruined my appetite and my pre-birthday dinner. It is hard to believe that this type of racism is still going on in 2016,” Allen said in a statement published by the NAACP.

    Williams and Allen left the restaurant without eating, and also rejected an offer of free food.

    The distressed diners and the NAACP later demanded an apology, the removal of the table and a charitable donation from Joe’s Crab Shack owner Ignite Restaurant Group.

    The table was removed, and late Thursday Ignite Restaurant Group released a statement to KARE that said, “We understand on the photos used in our table decor at our Joe’s Crab Shack location in Roseville, MN was offensive.”

    It was not immediately clear if the picture was present in other locations for the Texas-based company, of which there are nearly 100 around the country.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. The Snork

    The Snork VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    31,151
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    8,796
    Likes Received:
    14,295
    Offer em some free "skrimps" ... that'll settle "those people" down

    [​IMG]
     
    GIRLY, babybear, The Booey and 7 others like this.
  3. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -441
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,519
    Likes Received:
    24,209
    All I said was ‘I don’t like the gumbo!” said a joking speech bubble

    :lol:
     
  4. Sloppyjoe

    Sloppyjoe ENHANCED HUMAN Gold

    Reputations:
    157,481
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    27,810
    Likes Received:
    55,444
    who the fuck pays that close of attention to all the shitty swag art that they hang up at these chain restaurants???
     
    Shivvy, babybear, reno and 3 others like this.
  5. Lance Murdock

    Lance Murdock Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,405
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    1,033
    I'm not on the PC bandwagon but this is pretty sick.
     
  6. Rescued Owl

    Rescued Owl Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    23,386
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    10,070
    Likes Received:
    30,353
    Whiney bitches looking for a reason to be offended or eat for free.
     
    hugh jasol and crazycreep like this.
  7. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

    Reputations:
    168,122
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    215,482
    Likes Received:
    105,173
    Waaah my birthday Waaah
     
  8. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -441
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,519
    Likes Received:
    24,209
    :ixnay:
     
  9. ohmicah

    ohmicah Real Gad About Town Banned User

    Reputations:
    4,956
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    9,726
    Likes Received:
    5,015
    It was his "pre-birthday dinner".:pissed:
     
  10. Mr. Meatkabob

    Mr. Meatkabob Unsticking the Bat Wings

    Reputations:
    11,297
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    5,085
    Missed DNA testing by that much.

    [​IMG]
     
    dexterdog likes this.
  11. Sloppyjoe

    Sloppyjoe ENHANCED HUMAN Gold

    Reputations:
    157,481
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    27,810
    Likes Received:
    55,444
    I laughed out loud enough that it drew attention
     
    Willy Pfister and GIRLY like this.
  12. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    41,581
    Likes Received:
    40,974
    ...those who refuse to learn from history are condemned to repeat it
     
    Nick Manning likes this.
  13. Donkeyboy2190

    Donkeyboy2190 Never earned a dimes

    Reputations:
    41,376
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    18,828
    Likes Received:
    29,954
    Did I miss something about Chauntyll's background that allowed for the article to quote her for historical accuracy?
     
    Mr Fantastic, GIRLY and crazycreep like this.
  14. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    30,773
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,164
    Likes Received:
    21,650
    He left Joe's and went over to Sambo's

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Mr. Meatkabob

    Mr. Meatkabob Unsticking the Bat Wings

    Reputations:
    11,297
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    5,085
    :lol:
     
  16. Donkeyboy2190

    Donkeyboy2190 Never earned a dimes

    Reputations:
    41,376
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    18,828
    Likes Received:
    29,954
    Also. WTF is a pre birthday dinner? Did she have dollar bills pinned to her blouse?
     
    Brokenbad, Shivvy, GIRLY and 2 others like this.
  17. aerostern

    aerostern Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    2,254
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    3,001
    George costanza "was that wrong???"
     
    John Mahlin, GIRLY and Mr. Meatkabob like this.
  18. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    30,773
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,164
    Likes Received:
    21,650
    The offended family

    [​IMG]
     
    Mr Fantastic, GIRLY and babybear like this.
  19. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    18
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55,631
    Likes Received:
    61,917


    as long as they didn't call him the N word @Shivvy
     
  20. Mr. Meatkabob

    Mr. Meatkabob Unsticking the Bat Wings

    Reputations:
    11,297
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    5,085
    His sweatshirt is racist.
     
    GIRLY and babybear like this.