URUGUAY COFFEE SHOP SIGN QUOTING TARANTINO’S THE HATEFUL EIGHT SPARKS DIPLOMATIC ROW WITH MEXICO. The coffee shop’s name is Coffee Shop, and the owner obviously believes there’s no such thing as bad publicity,
The sign, which read “No dogs or Mexicans allowed”, was first spotted on April 8 at the Coffee Shop in Uruguay’s capital and sparked controversy on social media, with several users expressing their outrage on the cafe’s Facebook page.
Coffee Shop addressed its critics in a post written in English and Spanish the same day: “The furror [sic] over Coffee Shop’s last street sign tag is a big misunderstanding.”
The Mexican ambassador got involved and complained to the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry,
The message and an ensuing interview with Coffee Shop’s American owner Jim Delalla in a local publication did little to diminish the controversy. The Mexican Embassy said in a statement published on social media on Monday that they contacted the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry condemning the “lamentable and deplorable racist, discriminatory and xenophobic attitude of the Coffee Shop.”
And – wait for it – OF COURSE, Trump’s to blame, even when he hasn’t been to Uruguay in lord-knows-how-long,
@ElianneSenna Es el café de Donald Trumpo en Hateful 8 de Tarantino https://t.co/5d3O6Y4i6c
— LuchoSk1w4lk3r (@LuchoSk1w4lk3r) April 10, 2017
Here’s the sign,
“Unacceptable: cafe sign “No dogs or Mexicans allowed.” It’s not the USA, it’s in Pocitos. American owner: pure discrimination.”
Inaceptable : cartel en cafe "no se permiten perros ni mexicanos". No es USA, es Pocitos. Propietario norteamericano. Discriminación pura. pic.twitter.com/SrZvLjxudH
— Rodrigo Arim (@RodrigoArim1) April 8, 2017
Which shows you can be a business owner and an idiot simultaneously.
American PR methods applied by the American owner–he should be complimented. Globalism?
Anyway, I am Mexican and would try to sneak in somehow and have some of the American-style products promoted there, especially after a while of nothing but Montevideo food, very good stuff, but, still, a little change would be good.
A nice bagel is always good, Luis!
Go for it, you’ll be fine.