Colorado BBQ Owner Under Fire for ‘White Appreciation Day’
A Hispanic-owned barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado has retracted its plan to offer a “White Appreciation Day” discount after receiving widespread criticism and even a bomb threat.
Owner Edgar Antillon, who is Hispanic, says there is a black history month, and a Hispanic history month, but white people also need to be appreciated.
He received criticism, and a bomb threat, when he originally said the discount would only apply to white people that day.
It quickly gained national attention over the weekend on social media with “White Appreciation Day” trending on Twitter.
On Sunday, he changed the description of the event, saying everyone was entitled to a 10 percent discount.