Thai Noodle House gets national attention following inflammatory Sandy Hook message

Thai Noodle House gets national attention following inflammatory Sandy Hook message

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Thai Noodle House gets national attention following inflammatory Sandy Hook message

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by Aleksander Chan / CultureMap

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

CultureMap Austin -- As the crisis was unfolding at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday — where a man shot and killed 27 people, 20 of whom were children — the owner of local Thai Noodle House posted an inflammatory Facebook message in response.

Eddie Nimibutr, who is the chef and owner of Thai Noodle House off of Guadalupe near the University of Texas campus, posted a Facebook status update that decried sympathy for the Sandy Hook victims. Nimibutr posted that he had received threatening phone calls after posting the message, which has since been deleted.

“I am failing to give a damn about the CT shooting,” Nimibutr said on Facebook. “I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed.”

Nimibutr’s post also criticized media coverage of minority groups and recent military strife in the Gaza Strip.

Go to CultureMap Austin to read the full article.

KVUE's Heather Kovar (@HeatherK_KVUE) will have more on this story Tuesday night on KVUE News at 6 p.m.

 

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