Translate

Tupac Amaru Shakur, " I'm Loosing It...We MUST Unite!"

Friday, November 13, 2020

Cracker Barrel issues apology for noose-like decorations hanging from ceiling

“We’re sorry this happened,” the eatery said in a statement

Just in time for the holidays…

Cracker Barrel is known for its antique shop and home-style country food. But the company known for celebrating history took its love for the good ol’ days and antiques too far when a customer spotted a noose-like decoration hanging from its ceiling.

Read More: Can Biden fix America’s racism problem?

“We’re sorry this happened,” explained the company in a reply to Alfonso Robinson who spotted the object at a Connecticut location. They described the piece as an “antique electric soldering iron that has an original wrapped cord that should not have been displayed,” per Today.

Robinson initially tweeted, “Someone at Cracker Barrel in East Windsor needs to explain why there are nooses on the ceiling.” 

The company told Today in a statement, “While we have removed the item from this particular store, we are working with our teams to determine whether this item or others like it exist in any of our other stores, and, if so, (that they are) removed, we want to make sure our décor is welcoming and representative of the communities we serve.”

Another customer, Tamra Hawkins, went in search of the noose-like object and posted video of it to Facebook. Her caption read, “Omg!! Cracker Barrel has a noose hanging in its store 😳🥺😒 I will never eat here again!! Smfh
Look at 1:02 into the live!!, Don’t listen to me!! I missed it at first.”

She located it at a location near Hartford, Connecticut. She told NBC News she did not find the restaurant’s apology sincere.

Read More: Missouri Rep-elect Cori Bush wears Breonna Taylor mask to Congress, GOP colleagues think it’s her name

“Honestly, I don’t accept it,” Hawkins said. “I feel like they made an excuse, instead of acknowledging that it was a noose and it was placed in the store with a lapse in judgment.”

Have you subscribed to theGrio’s podcast “Dear Culture”? Download our newest episodes now!

TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. Download theGrio today!

The post Cracker Barrel issues apology for noose-like decorations hanging from ceiling appeared first on TheGrio.



from TheGrio https://ift.tt/35rPWZw

Black Faith

  • Who are you? - Ever since I saw the first preview of the movie, Overcomer, I wanted to see it. I was ready. Pumped. The release month was etched in my mind. When the time...
    1 year ago

Black Business

Black Fitness

Black Fashion

Black Travel

Black Notes

Interesting Black Links

Wednesday's Best Deals: Amazon Echo Sale, Knit Caps, Golden Tee Arcade, Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones, JACHS NY Men's Pants, and More

A sale on Amazon Echo devices and bundles of knit caps lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more... from The Root https://ift.tt/3nRcRUD