UNITED STATES. Ananya Birla has slammed a US restaurant for being “racist”. The entrepreneur and singer took to Twitter to share her experience on Saturday. She accused Italian-American dining place, Scopa Italian Roots restaurant for showing racist behaviour towards her family. Ananya is the daughter of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and mental health activist Neerja Birla.
In a recent tweet, she said, “This restaurant @ScopaRestaurant literally threw my family and I, out of their premises. So racist. So sad. You really need to treat your customers right. Very racist. This is not okay.”
Birla also slammed chef Antonio Lofaso for his staff’s behaviour. In another tweet, she tagged Lofaso and said, “We waited for 3 hours to eat at your restaurant. @chefantonia Your waiter Joshua Silverman was extremely rude to my mother, bordering racist. This isn’t okay.”
Mental health activist, Neerja Birla also lashed out at the restaurant for ill-treating them. In a tweet, she said that the staff’s treatment was “ridiculous” and “racist”.
Aditya Birla Management Corporation is an Indian multinational and multi-industrial company headquarters in Worli, Mumbai. Seth Shiv Narayan Birla founded the group in 1857. It operates in 34 countries with more than 120,000 employees. From a single paper machine business called Orient Paper, the group has grown into one of India’s most prominent business families.