Man, people are so sensitive about Nazis these days.
And by "these days," we refer to every day since, oh, March 1, 1933.
Apparently you can't even keep a back-of-house kitchen job in Minneapolis once photos show up online of you looking like a Nazi. Two young enthusiasts learned as much on Tuesday, when they were fired from Uptown Diner after an online social media campaign exposed their hobby of dressing up as Adolf Hitler's foot soldiers.
A number of people had repeatedly attempted to bring the employees' Nazi interests to Uptown Diner's attention through its Facebook page. Tuesday, the diner responded, informing followers those workers' status was "under review," and that the accusations against them were "severely troubling," particularly after dozens were wounded and one person was killed during last weekend's alt-right/fascist-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
And also the Holocaust.
"For 27 years, we have operated and continue to operate our restaurant as an inclusive meeting place for the entire community of Uptown Minneapolis."
The review didn't take long. Later Tuesday, Uptown Diner said the two employees involved "no longer worked" there, adding: "The Uptown Diner unequivocally denounces the beliefs and ideals of neo-Nazis and white supremacy. Hate and bigotry have no place in society."
Well, they shouldn't. And yet they seem to keep finding a way. If any Minneapolis-area restaurant is looking to hire ignorant bigot dipshits with kitchen experience, they should really reconsider that, because people will find out and make you apologize for giving money to Nazi fans.
City Pages would like to take this opportunity to condemn the hatred that occurred on... just one side. The Nazi costume people. The people who hate them for dressing like Nazis? Still cool with us.