La Carnita

La Carnita takes heat for sexist Instagram post

Popular Toronto taco joint La Carnita sparked a social media storm last night after a Donald Trump-inspired Instagram post was called out for being sexist. The offending image was quickly removed from the restaurant's feed, but not before a host of other restaurateurs and diners weighed in on the indiscretion.

The caption in question reads "What if Donald said, "grab her by the taco..." Over and above the trivialization of the wildly problematic nature of Trump's original comments, this just isn't funny at all. It sounds like it was written by a teenage boy who needs sensitivity training.

Unsurprisingly, the backlash was quick and harsh. The Black Hoof's Jen Agg was particularly vocal, but she wasn't alone in condemning La Carnita for the post. There was a chorus of criticism that erupted following the post and its subsequent resurfacing on @chefgrantsoto's account.

La Carnita would eventually apologize, but only hours after the photo was taken down, a delay that was noted by some who were critical of the restaurant's actions and eventual response. To their credit, the restaurant didn't make excuses and promised to be better, but that likely won't mollify everyone who followed along.

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