In a video that has gone viral on social media, two women tell a Puerto Rican Burger King manager to “go back to Mexico” when they heard him speak Spanish. According to The Hill, Ricardo Castillo is the general manager of the Burger King in Eustis, Florida.
“When you’re in America, you should speak American English,” one woman told Castillo.
He answered, “No, ma’am. I don’t.”
“Yeah, yeah. Go back to Mexico if you want to keep speaking Spanish. Go back to your Mexican country, your state, youc country,” one of the women says.
“Guess what, ma’am. I’m not Mexican. I’m not Mexican, but you’re being very prejudiced, and I want you out of my restaurant right now,” Castillo fires back.
“I’ll finish my meal, and then I’ll leave,” a woman says.
Castillo responds, “You know what? I’ll do it for you, ma’am. I’ll call the cops.”
When the two women heard Castillo speaking in Spanish to an employee, they complained directly to Castillo, saying they had an issue with him speaking Spanish in the restaurant.
After the incident, Burger King released a statement saying: “There is no place for discrimination in our restaurants. We expect employees and guests to treat each other with respect.”
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