Barrett, the wife of National Party leader Justin Barrett, replied to Chu’s thread with a racist, now-deleted message, saying, “Justin and I are still up too, Hazel. And we’re getting hungry. Since you’re up anyway, we’ll have a sweet and sour chicken, a Szechuan beef and 2 fried rice, please. No bat.”
The tweet did not go unnoticed as Chu, who was born in Ireland to immigrant parents from Hong Kong, called Barrett out.
“I’d love to Rebecca but I called my mam to put your order in and sadly she said we don’t serve racists or trolls,” the Green Party member wrote. “It’s nice you like our cooking so do come back again to try and order when you’ve learned some manners. Good that you decided to lay off the bats though. Best-Hazel.”
I’d love to Rebecca but I called my mam to put your order in and sadly she said we don’t serve racists or trolls.
It’s nice you like our cooking so do come back again to try and order when you’ve learned some manners. Good that you decided to lay off the bats though. Best-Hazel pic.twitter.com/0NHW438R3C
but there is a minority of people that are very loud & vocal-tapping into people’s genuine fears in a pandemic. Challenge their dog whistling & the misinformation they spread on people not belonging. Ireland belongs to us all regardless of background or nationality after all
grow up to be able to look in the mirror & not wish she was a different skin colour. I want her & us all to celebrate our differences not be divided by them. Now more than ever we need unity! It’s why my next step is setting a new integration strategy for Dublin.
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