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."