Threw us out: Ananya Birla calls out US restaurant
Ananya Birla, the daughter of Aditya Birla Group's chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, has accused a top US restaurant of being racist. The 26-year-old singer-entrepreneur recently took to social media alleging that Scopa Italian Roots, an Italian-American dining place in California "literally threw" her and her family out of their premises. Here are more details on this.
'Waited for three hours to eat'
Ananya tweeted, "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 (sic)." "We waited for three hours to eat at your restaurant," she added in another tweet. The place is reportedly owned by chef Antonia Lofaso.
You can read Ananya's tweet here
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.— Ananya Birla (@ananya_birla) October 24, 2020
Neerja Birla also expressed anger at the restaurant's behavior
Ananya alleged that Joshua Silverman, a waiter at the restaurant, was "extremely rude to my mother, bordering racist." Ananya's mother, educationist and mental health activist Neerja Birla also lashed out at the said restaurant. "Very shocking...absolutely ridiculous behavior by @ScopaRestaurant. You have no right to treat any of your customers like this (sic)," she wrote on Twitter.
'Racism exists and is real. Unbelievable'
The restaurant has not responded to their allegation yet
Notably, the restaurant has not yet responded to the allegations by Birla family. For the unversed, Ananya is a singer and songwriter who has hit songs like Hold On, Better, and Circles to her credit. Apart from that, she is also the founder of a microfinance company called Svatantra Microfin, which provides financial aid to women in rural India.