British Market Tesco Accused of Refusing to Sell to Man Because He’s Asian
Two employeess at British supermarket Tesco have been accused of racism after allegedly refusing to sell groceries to an Asian man and his family.
In a Twitter post this week, user @taha_aftab, who is based in London, claimed that the staff refused “the whole shopping sale to us Asians” — in his case, two cartons of lactose milk.
To make matters worse, the male worker allegedly started laughing when he explained why his family needs lactose milk.
“These two staff in Tesco refused the whole shopping sale to us Asians. They are now being racist,” the enraged customer wrote. “My family needs to have lactose milk. When I explained that to him he started laughing. I WANT A FULL INVESTIGATION FROM @Tesco.”
According to @taha_aftab, the incident occurred in an outlet located in Northampton.
In response to his complaint, a Tesco representative asked for more information and get the issue settled in private. But they also asked to have the photos removed from his post.
“Hello Taha, thanks for getting in touch. I’m very sorry about this. I’d be happy to deal with your complaint in a DM, could you please provide some more information? I would also ask to respect colleague confidentiality to remove these pictures from this public post,” the representative wrote in a tweet.
Hello Taha, thanks for getting in touch. I’m very sorry about this. I’d be happy to deal with your complaint in a DM, could you please provide some more information? I would also ask to respect colleague confidentiality to remove these pictures from this public post. 1/2
I’m gonna have a stab at this situation and have a pretty good guess that this wasn’t a race issue at all. Here’s what I think happened, you saw and ignored the sign that said long life milk, the lactose free kind you wanted, was limited to 5 per customer.
You took a picture of staff did you take a picture of your shopping trolley ? Why turn it into an Asian issue ? White black yellow, im show they would have done the same with bulk buying mate, was the trolley full of milk to sell on ?
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