Rant About Spanish-Speaking Restaurant Workers Goes Viral

Video is from Manhattan eatery
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2018 6:36 AM CDT

Another customer's tirade about foreigners is going viral, this one in New York City. A man in Manhattan is caught berating the manager of Fresh Kitchen because employees there were speaking Spanish, reports CNN. The video first caught fire on Facebook here. "My guess is they're not documented," says the man in the video. "So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country. If they have the balls to come here and live off my money, I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do ... is speak English." The manager asks the man to leave, and he eventually does.

The New York Daily News and the Forward have identified the man as a Manhattan attorney whose business website describes him as fluent in Spanish, though sites such as Gothamist, the New York Times and CNN were withholding his name pending confirmation. Either way, Vox notes that he and his office are now prime targets online. "What a big man talking down to couple of women and a helpless employee," writes Edward Suazo, who posted the original video to Facebook. "I wish someone tells me I can't speak in my native language!" (More Manhattan stories.)

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