Lucky Cat, which has been touted as an “authentic Asian eating house and vibrant late-night lounge, inspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo and the Far East,” has been accused of cultural appropriation by netizens when it was first announced.
In his post, Ramsay described the event as “a warm, buzzing and brilliant night to celebrate what has been a long-time vision for me.”
“Gordon Ramsay Restaurants do not discriminate based on gender, race or beliefs and we do not expect anyone else to,” he wrote.
“Critics and reviewers have an important job to do, and it’s important that they are independent and have freedom of speech. However, the slew of derogatory and offensive social media posts that appeared on Angela Hui’s social channels were not professional.”
Netizens soon weighed in on the issue with some of Ramsay’s followers condemning her for the critique:
Others, however, pointed out that it was only right for Hui to call his restaurant out for cultural appropriation.
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