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Racist? French cafe pulls “African,” “Chinese” ice creams

By: AP | Paris |

Printed: July 29, 2020 12:20:02 pm


The ice lotions have been already on the menu when the present homeowners in 1986 took over the cafe opened in 1947. Supply: @stackwestindies/Twitter

The “African” ice cream dessert was topped by a chocolate-covered meringue ball adorned with thick pink lips.

The “Chinese language” lemon sorbet had a yellow meringue head, with thinly drawn eyes. A restaurant on France’s Cote d’Azur is now pulling each desserts from its menu, responding to accusations of racism.

A July 20 tweet calling for a boycott of Le Poussin Bleu (The Blue Chick) in Saint-Raphael for its “racist” ice lotions had by Tuesday obtained tens of hundreds of likes and RTs.

In a response on Fb titled “the African and the Chinese language struck down by social networks,” the cafe homeowners stated they have been expunging the ice lotions from their menu “after this storm of violence and insults.”

The ice lotions have been already on the menu when the present homeowners in 1986 took over the cafe opened in 1947. “We aren’t ‘racist.’ We respect everybody!” they wrote of their Fb submit.

“Naively, we stored these ice lotions as they have been, with none unhealthy ideas. They certainly date from the colonial period however previous historical past has made the France of at this time.”

“These ice lotions have given pleasure to many generations of households of various origins,” the homeowners added. “If they’ve bothered a number of folks lately we’re sorry.”

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