The owner of New Farm Vietnamese restaurant Uncle Ho’s has been forced to change the name of her business, after a protest over the weekend.
Over 100 protestors marched to Uncle Ho’s, claiming the name of the restaurant was insensitive. Speaking to Queensland newspaper the Courier Mail, Dr Bui Cuong, President of the Queensland Chapter of the Vietnamese Community in Australia explained the issue.
“The communist people called him Uncle Ho. That is Ho Chi Minh. He is a mass murderer, a dictator,” Dr Bui told The Sunday Mail.
“People can support the communists, but the Vietnamese people here are the people who ran away from them. We don’t want anything to do with the communists.”
While you might think ‘Uncle Ho could be a fairly common name, maybe this is all a misunderstanding,’ a look at the the above “Gather your squadron and mobilise the troops” advertisement leaves little doubt as to who exactly Uncle Ho is.