Hooters girl quits over racial slur

Local News

The CEO Hooters reacted to an incident in the new Wichita Falls store over the weekend.

Elina Blackstock moved here from Tokyo just over two years ago and just began working at Hooters once it opened.

But as the excitement of opening filled the air, Blackstone said she noticed people she was waiting on were laughing and making fun of her.    

Then, when she picked up the ticket after the service, the ticket had a racial slur on it, something Blackstock said shocked her before she quit her job.

“I was so sad,” Blackstone said. “I was so speechless honestly because this sort of thing never happened to me before.”

She said quit her job after complaining to managers. Blackstock said the Hooters managers were there for her. 

Hooters General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Claudia Levitas released this statement today:

“We were deeply troubled to learn of this customer’s disgraceful language and the offensive note directed at Elina. It is sad that this type of behavior still exists. As soon as our managers found out about it yesterday, they comforted Elina and told her that we would ban the customers if they tried to return.  Additionally, Hooters’ CEO Terry Marks called Elina today to express his full support and to assure her that we don’t tolerate that type of behavior.”

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.