An elote stand business in Dallas, Texas, had to delete all their social media accounts after posting something to Instagram they wish they could take back.
In its now deleted post (but not really because the Internet is forever), Corn Connection, which is owned by an anonymous white dude named Miles, ragged on “roachin’ ass cart[s] in front of Home Depot.” So basically, he was talking smack on the very thing he ripped off.
The post was first publicized by Facebook page Xicanisma, who put them on blast.
Corn Connection is a "business" owned by racist gentrifying hipsters in Dallas that try to immaculate elote (we all know…
The blowback was enough that Corn Connection deleted all their accounts, but not before the owner also issued a half-assed apology on Facebook:
A comment was made in bad taste and apparently was taken out of context. It was truly said in jest and without any negative intention. It was a thoughtless comment that caused unintended harm. We understand how and why it was viewed as offensive, that being said we sincerely apologize to each and every person that took offense, as it was and is never our intention to upset anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings. That is not who we are and that is not our style. We are just a small business and we wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for the inspiration from all of the food carts that we have frequented for years and continue to buy from and support. We want to support all small business and food vendors alike.
The Dallas Observer spoke to the dude behind the cart, who told them that he didn’t personally do it, that it was a Mexican employee who posted it, which means that it wasn’t racist because it was Mexican-on-Mexican smack talk.
If you’re a white person who’s trying to open a small business off of someone else’s culture, here’s some advice: Never social media. Seriously, don’t do it.
I’m not gonna tell you to not stop appropriating our culture, because you’re gonna do it anyway and no one can stop you. But, if you choose to do that, consider the fact that Latinos are on the internet en masse, my guy, and you better believe we’re gonna find your f**k-ups, and we’re gonna call you out and drag your ass through the mud. So just don’t do it.
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