Austin Restaurant Closes After Response to Owner's Sandy Hook Comments

Austin Restaurant Closes After Response to Owner's Sandy Hook Comments

In the wake of owner Eddie Nimibutr's insensitive comments about last week's Sandy Hook tragedy, Austin's Thai Noodle House has closed. When he said that he didn't "gve a damn" about the 20 children that were killed, Nimibutr began receiving death threats. 

A boycott campaign for the restaurant began on Facebook, and the restaurant is currently closed. It's unclear whether or not this will be a permanent move. Nimibutr, who said he was frightened by the death threats, offered an apology of sorts:

"[I]t was a bad response, I shouldn't have said it in those words," said Nimibutr. "Looking back at it, it was better to say something than to be silent." "I do apologize, because maybe it was a little insensitive to write something like that, right that day the day of the shooting."

[via Gawker]

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