A Brooklyn couple is accusing a hotel clerk at a Marriott in York, Pennsylvania of racism.
Jamie Chung and his girlfriend, Tierney Oberhammer, talked exclusively to Cefaan Kim at ABC7 News.
The two returned home following their trip and noticed a racial slur underneath their name on their hotel receipt.
They filed a complaint and received a call from a Marriott representative who said the front desk clerk described the mistake as a “clerical error,” according to Chung.
“The apology, it felt hollow,” Chung said.
“Do you honestly think that this was a typo? Like an honest mistake? And he was kinda like ‘who am I to say?'” Oberhammer said.
Chung and Oberhammer say this wasn’t the only offensive dealing with the clerk who checked the couple out.
“The front desk clerk says my last name ‘Chung’ with a little bit of a strange emphasis, and I clocked it as mocking,” Chung said.
Marriott has not returned ABC7’s calls for comment.
However, the couple says a hotel representative promised senstivity training.
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