Sandwich shop says ‘poof’ menu wasn’t meant to offend anyone

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A sandwich shop in Auckland, New Zealand has apologised, saying a menu item with the word “poof” in it wasn’t meant to offend.

Bun Mee Kiwi opened for the first time last weekend, but came under fire for the menu item.

It offered extra jalapeno peppers before stating: “Unless you’re a poof”.

One Facebook user wrote: “On what planet and in what century do you think it would be any kind of good idea for your new business to put a homophobic slur on your menu? … Totally pathetic.”

Sandwich shop says ‘poof’ menu wasn’t meant to offend anyone

But the owners of the restaurant responded to say: “Woah woah woah people relaxxx.. if the word poof is offensive we will find a more appropriate word… We will remedy so relaxxxx please help us come up with a more PC appropriate word but it can’t be Sissy thanks and expect our apologies…. Sorry Lisa we will sort [sic].”

Since the apology, the store has changed the menu.

But owners gave an interesting reason for why they decided to include the slur in the first place.

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