An Idaho couple dressed as Native Americans and making war cries were kicked out of a restaurant the weekend.
The couple reportedly visited Shari & # 39; s in Lewistown with a group of drunk people on Saturday.
They were dressed for Indians, said Shari & # 39; s spokeswoman Lisa Amore The Spokesman Review.
Amore said the couple was "disturbing and loud" and made "war cries."
Pictured: the Indian costumes of the Idaho couple and the Facebook post they made about complaining
& # 39; Although no one complained, it was clear that everyone felt uncomfortable & # 39 ;, she said.
The team leader asked the couple to stop, but they are said to have made "offensive comments" to the server and the cook, both Indians.
The couple was then asked to leave the building.
"At Shari's, we believe that all people should be treated kindly and equally with respect for staff or customers and we simply do not tolerate anyone who does not share these values," Amore said.
The incident occurred Saturday morning at Shari & # 39; s (photo) in Lewistown, Idaho
A statement from Shari's headquarters said: & To clarify further, the reason why guests were asked to leave was because of their offensive behavior and comments to our staff and guests. & # 39;
What might have been a single event turned into a story after the hurt customers decided to blow the restaurant into a Facebook message.
The message has since been deleted, but it says the couple came from a Halloween party before the incident.
& # 39; Well, we tried to have breakfast after a fantastic Halloween party with friends and we were kicked out for native American costumes! Wow! All I can say in WOW! Never take another foot in Shari & # 39; s steps. NEVER! & # 39;
This led to a fire storm among users calling the pair for their inappropriate costumes.
Mariah Gladstone from Montana could take a screenshot of the photo before it was deleted and shared with her Twitter followers.
Gladstone belongs to the Blackfoot Tribe and the founder of Indigikitchen, a company dedicated to & # 39; re-identifying & # 39; of diets and people show how to prepare meals for & # 39; their own reservations & # 39 ;.
Gladstone made a screenshot of the now deleted Facebook message and shared it on her Twitter page with the caption: & # 39; When the karma is quick & # 39;
Gladstone said: & # 39; There is a period between Columbus Day and Thanksgiving where native people expect a lot of racist caricatures on social media. & # 39;
& # 39; It's one of those things that I'm always bracing myself for this season. & # 39;
Gladstone was initially appalled when she saw the post, but became optimistic when she started reading the comments.
Many of the comments on the original post condemned the pair's costume and suggested that they were insensitive.
Facebook users flocked to Shari & # 39; s page to leave positive reviews that the restaurant praised for their actions (photo)
It was hopeful because it pointed to increased recognition of the damage that costumes based on stereotypes have, & she said.
She endorsed the photo: & # 39; When karma is fast. & # 39;
Gladstone's message has received more than 2,400 likes and supporting messages.
Since the incident, Shari & # 39; s has collected several positive reviews on her Facebook page.
One person promised to drop by at Shari & # 39; s when he is in Idaho because & # 39; they refuse to allow ignorance & # 39;
One woman wrote: & # 39; Fantastic food, fantastic staff. (with good morals). & # 39;
& # 39; Thank you for supporting our First Nations and not tolerating cultural appropriation & # 39 ;, another person wrote.
& # 39; 5 (star) rating for the restaurant that is not afraid to stand up for what's good & # 39 ;, someone said.
& # 39; Cultural appropriation may never be tolerated. Sit on the right side of history like that of Shari! & # 39;
Lewiston is less than 16 km from the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, one of the largest in Idaho.
The Nez Perce tribe reports to be more than 3,500 citizens and is a federally recognized tribal nation.
The reservation covers approximately 770,000 hectares.
The conversation about Halloween costumes and culturally appropriate has become an annual conversation.
Last year's most striking iteration came from former NBC Today host Megyn Kelly.
Megyn Kelly (photo) received a quick and serious kickback for her comments about blackface in 2018
During an on-air conversation with the audience, Kelly argued for blackface.
& # 39; But what is racist? & # 39; Kelly said. & # 39; Because you are in trouble if you are a white person who puts Blackface on Halloween, or a black person who does whiteface for Halloween. & # 39;
& # 39; When I was a kid, that was okay, as long as you dressed as a character. & # 39;
Kelly & # 39; s comments, which angered and offended many viewers, led to her being released from her position on the network shortly thereafter.
Viewers pointed out that the conversation did not address the painful history behind Blackface and that no colored people were present on the panel.
Celebrities such as Hilary Duff (left) and Chrissy Teigen (right) were criticized for their costumes that were called cultural appropriation
Other celebrities, such as Chrissy Teigen, have fans angry for their portraits of Indians.
Teigen wore an Indian costume in 2008 in a joint costume with & # 39; cowboys and Indians & # 39; theme.
Actress Hilary Duff and her former husband got warmth for their costumes from 2016 that depict a pilgrim and an Indian.
Many proponents of cultural appropriation have noted that there is a certain level of privilege when putting on a costume from another culture.
The ability to remove the identity, which is often fueled with important cultural implications, and bearing it without regard to the aforementioned implications can be harmful.
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