Eddie Nimibutr, the owner of Austin's Thai Noodle House, is currently in the hot seat because of racially-charged Facebook comments about Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Shortly after the shooting, Nimibutr wrote, "I don't care if a bunch of white kids got killed."
"Fuck Post-Racial bullshit. When kids from minority groups get shot, nobody cares. When Israel launched missiles at the school on Gaza, everybody was too busy jerking off. Why should i care about people who dont give a damn about me?" he added.
Nimibutr says that people responded with violent threats. In an effort to clear up his earlier comments, he said, "I have stated throughout the years in my beliefs with millions in cut to mental health programs, school programs, after school programs." He continued:
Years after years, thousands of kids in juvenile detention centers. Hundreds of them hungry tonight and have no places to sleep. Thousands are mentally and sexually abused by someone they know. Catholic churches and the Boys' Scout are hiding pedophiles everywhere. I mentioned Gaza and Israel. Aurora, Virginia Tech, and 4 other shootings since Columbine. I don't even remember. Where is the sympathy for them? It's just a headline news.
When that didn't ease tempers, Nimibutr offered one last quote:
If you don't like me or my opinions, I suggest you to unfriend me and fuck off. I am pretty much sick of some people telling me what to think, how to think, or how to feel today, and if you don't like my foods, fuck off and eat someplace else.
Nimibutr appears to be taking a leave of absence from the restaurant, saying, "I think It's time for me to get out of this city for awhile for a nice hike down south."