Social media went craaazy with comments from people all over the country when the General Manager of the local restaurant, Pizzalchik, posted a video on its Facebook that people are claiming to be tasteless, ignorant, and racist.

They have since removed the video from their Facebook page and replaced with an apology video.

The video shows the manager with his face painted black as part of a shark costume while he talked about their menu in a Julia Child voice. So his face was in the mouth of the shark.

The man in the video, Brad Breakell, says it was not intended to be offensive and he is saddened by people’s harsh reactions.

He said in the apology video that his restaurant is about peace, love, having fun, entertainment, good food and a really relaxed, fun environment. He also said he didn’t even think of it that way and was just trying to have a little fun with a character he made up.

He often posts videos where he dresses up in character. He painted his face black in a previous video for Arbor Day when he dressed up as a tortilla chip, speaking in a stereotypical Hispanic accent in another video.

He says going forward, he is going to tone it down and be more aware of his costumes.

 

See the full story and video caption, HERE.

What do you think? Do you feel his videos are racist?

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