Joe’s Crab Shack Black Lynching Photo Found As A Decoration On A Table
Let’s be honest, our people don’t really eat at Joe’s Crab Shack. There’s a reason that Beyoncé told her minions to take their man to Red Lobster if he smashes their cakes to smithereens.
Imagine her singing:
When he f**k me good, I take his a** to Joe’s Crab Shack
We say all that to say, we’re almost surprised that anyone black ever discovered the racist decor permanently fixed to their tables.
Joe’s Crab Shack is under fire for using a photo of a black man’s execution as table decor.
According to the Minneapolis NAACP, Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were preparing to dine at Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville on Wednesday night when they noticed a photo embedded inside the table.
It appeared to show a large group of white people watching a public execution of at least one black person. On the bottom of the picture, it reads: “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas, on April 12th, 1895.” At the top, the caption reads, “All I said was that I didn’t like the gumbo.”
“Although the manager was apologetic about the lynching depiction, that does not change the fact that this sickening image of black men being lynched was intentionally embedded inside of a table,” Williams said. “This type of blatant racism should not be tolerated in this country, or in our local and national eating establishments. I have felt sick to my stomach and stressed out since seeing that image on the table where I was planning to eat my food.”
Peep the weak azz “apology” though…
David Catalano, COO Ignite Restaurant Group, Joe’s Crab Shack parent company, said the image was immediately removed and the company understands that the photo used at the Roseville restaurant was offensive.
“We sincerely apologize to our guests who were disturbed by the image and we look forward to continuing to serve the Roseville community,” Catalano said in a statement.
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