Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween decoration in restaurant provokes indignation in Tijuana

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you Neal-from El Diario



The Halloween decoration of a restaurant in Tijuana, Baja California, provoked indignation among the population due to the representation of the figure of a person executed and bagged at its entrance steps.

Users of social networks showed their indignation after the images taken at the entrance of Fridays restaurant in Tijuana went viral.

"It's in very bad taste ... a mockery in fact for families who have been victims of violence ... (sic)", reads one of the comments that appear on the Facebook account Baja Food Lover.

"Please, there are many people who have lost loved ones and have found them in this way, imagine the stupor that produces them look at this" decoration "if you happen to visit this place to ea ??? ", is mentioned in another message


“Only a IMBÉCIL can think of such an "idiotic" decor that really is a reflection of insensibility and immaturity. Incredible!!!” is added in another publication.
After the controversy that generated the decoration, Fridays restaurant offered an apology to the people who "caused them some discomfort".

"Fridays being a franchise, as every year due to the time of HALLOWEEN and DAY OF DEAD that are approaching, we decorate our entrances, this time there was a misunderstanding with a decoration on the facade, referring to that we apologize in name of all those who work at TGI FRIDAY'S, the people who caused them some discomfort, it was never our intention, the decoration was already removed, thanks for your comments of support.

"Clarifying that at no time did we intend to cause a misunderstanding and we will work to avoid similar situations in the future.

"We remain at your service TGI FRIDAY'S Tijuana", wrote the signature on his Facebook account.

25 comments:

  1. I would not be surprised if the manager ended up bagged himself as a result of this tone deaf BS.

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    1. I know, why would he even think of doing this stunt in the first place. It should be subconscious not to do it

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    2. ya. then left on door step. as people just walk by.

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  2. All holloween decorations and costumes depict murderers, politicians and even el chapo! People in tj have no chill! El lp

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  3. I wouldn't be offended unless it was a real body.

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  4. Extremely callous, but natural progression as societally they have felt the weight and influence of these killings for over a decade.

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  5. Only an IMBECIL is correct. An insensitive and disrespectful thing to say Happy Halloween. Residents of Mexico have witnessed this atrocity far too many times.
    Bad taste and poor judgment on behalf of the proprietor.

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    1. I completely disagree. Trying to sweep all this under the rug has gone on far to long. Is it insensitive, yes. Is it shocking, yes. Is it disrespectful, yes. Well good, it should be! And it should be shoved in the face of everyone, making it impossible to stop pretending this problem doesn't exist. Movements are born from these kinds of things.

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    2. Phelpso turned that around.... I was on the opposite but Mexico does celebrate the day of the dead.... so a corpse chillin at Chili’s is not ok??? How many kids have witnessed this in Mexico??? It’s gonna take a long time to reverse the cycle....
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  6. How can anyone, especially a business owner or operator be so insensitive? This is someones idea of funny? I hope they feel the crunch for this idiotic activity. I have lived and worked in Tijuana since 2003, and I assure you it's no joke there. Real people with real families are dying nearly every day. So shut up TGI Fridays. Your food sucks anyway, and is too expensive.

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    1. It was not the idea of TGI, it was the idea of a human being that works there. Lol blame it on te co.

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  7. LOL, I'm sure people just stepped right over it. Damn tourists!

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  8. When one lives among such violence you appreciate the sudden shock this can bring, a mind can freeze for a second or two before realizing it is a prop. I know. I came out of a market pusing my cart when I saw a head in a car window that looked like a real decapitated head complete with smeared fake blood on the window. I didn't know where I was for a couple of seconds. My heart was pounding hard when i came back to reality and realized i was not even in mexico. That is what this trauma does to a person. read "J"s comment above. I can testify to that. there are little triggers, even like an OXXO foam chest. This was just too much.

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    1. The power of these institutions/cartels and government has made it impossible for the people to stand up and fight back. I pray for those that continue to not give up! Viva Mexico!!!

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    2. Wasn’t there a club in Acapulco that got in trouble a few years back because they hung fake encobijados from the ceiling?

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  9. Damn, TGI Viernes is with da shitz !

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  10. Hubieran envuelto el maniquin en cobijas San Marcos...

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  11. Exactly.that was my 1st thought that with that much tramau around at 1st glance someone's going to think it's real.It would have been more appropriate north of the border although most people would be a little confused as to why a body would be in a plastic bag as they have never heard of it rarely at a crime scene.

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    1. common to be dumped wrapped in plastic or blanket

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  12. Chabelo el mini lics liutenant was murdered.

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  13. Be glad it ain't a real body because we know that happens alot in Mexico.

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  14. Who even goes to TGI fridays tijuana has so many hipster spots now, most of people the frequent this spots are the ones who listen to narco corridos and are used to this type of behaivor, se les paso la mano lmao

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  15. After living in TJ for a few years I understand the black humor....Not very tasteful, but black humor non of the less.

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    1. Wow few years in TJ, how you survive the kidnappings, killings, that go there everyday.

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