They say any publicity is better than no publicity. By that standard, Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat restaurant in London has succeeded.
The restaurant tweeted out this photo of its White Geisha cocktail.
The Lucky Cat’s own twitter account is filled with tweets blasting the cultural appropriation of the drink.
The Lucky Cat tweeted its photo in late March, but the post continues to draw negative reaction.
Author, researcher and sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen added fuel to the fire when she responded on April 29.
Gordan Ramsay has really outdone himself with the most orientalist exotica of libations. ? https://t.co/pfv7Te4WM5— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) April 29, 2019
Then the Huff Post picked up on Wang Yuen’s tweet.
Ramsay has so far not responded to the controversy. He previously sparked an uproar when he called the Lucky Cat an “authentic Asian” restaurant prior to its opening. Some wonder how an Asian restaurant could be authentic without an Asian chef.
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