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Customer leaves racist message on receipt at Japanese restaurant

A community is rallying behind a Japanese steakhouse in Goldsboro, North Carolina after a customer left a racist message on a receipt.

According to WRAL News, a customer named Autumn Bray left the note after dining at the Wafu Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi. She did not leave a tip on the receipt, instead writing a note containing obscenities and racist language about the Asian community.

A picture of the receipt went viral several hours after it was shared on Facebook. Bray has since written a Facebook post of her own claiming that she was frustrated by the service at the steakhouse.

The restaurant’s owner Xin Lin says he didn’t see the post as genuine, noting Bray did not directly apologize to the employees at Wafu.

“I don’t see that as an apology,” Lin said in an interview with WRAL News. “Just … say sorry about what you had done, and … promise that you’re never [going to] harm other people the same way.”

Customers in the Goldsboro area are going to the restaurant to show their support.

“They don’t deserve that. They’re just trying to make a living and they do a really good job at it,” Justin Fulcher told CBS 17.

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