- CP photo: Jared Wickerham
- Bad Azz BBQ booth setting up for Little Italy Days
Juliette Elbaum posted on Facebook that she witnessed an employee at Bad Azz BBQ yell that he was a "big Trumper" to an Asian-American man across the street. According to the post, the Bad Azz BBQ employee added that the Asian-American people setting up a food stand across the street “would not be allowed to do so if Trump had his way."
Elbaum wrote that the Bad Azz BBQ employee then yelled that he hoped the “purveyor of the chicken on a stick [sic] stand in front of Rocky’s on Liberty would be deported.”
Little Italy Days is one of the largest immigrant heritage festivals in Pittsburgh.
The next day, Bad Azz BBQ posted on Facebook that the business “does not tolerate any form of racism” and that they “discussed this matter with the other vendor involved who agrees that it was just banter in good humor.” But Bad Azz BBQ reiterated that the behavior and language of the associate was “unacceptable.”
The barbecue stall said it is dealing with the matter internally and the “associate involved will not be in attendance at Little Italy Days.”
“Racism is not a joke and the chicken on a stick guy didn’t seem amused to me,” said Elbaum.