Holly Tinch is the owner of Holly’s Road Kill Saloon in McLeod, Montana, and she’s getting hit with a wave of angry backlash for postings she made on social media in which she called COVID the “Ch*nk flu.”
According to a report from KTVQ in Billings, Tinch insists she’s not the least bit racist despite her postings.
Chris Girardot, who was adopted from South Korea, however, disagrees with Tinch, and is disgusted by what she said:
“You can see that I’m of Asian descent. And I’ve been in fights in high school because I was the only brown kid. So, yes, I took offense to that.”
After he complained about Tinch’s posts, Girardot alleges, Tinch posted his phone number online so her supporters would call and harass him. Fortunately she had the wrong number.
And despite his complaints, Tinch refused to apologize, doubling down on her bigotry by posting:
“So yesterday a bunch of 20/30 somethngs (sic), (who have never been here before) decided to call the bar, write sh*t on Billings Service Group (FB) because I said Ch*nk flu. I call it how it is. Just an FYI, I have removed them from my page but I’m not going to spend anymore time with this.”
Tinch also told KTVQ that there’s not a racist bone in her body:
“I’m not a racist person at all. And if you think that I am, that’s your problem, not mine. You want to call me an Irish name, have at it. Ask me if I care, I don’t.”
“I’m going to stand by my First Amendment and my Second Amendment and the rest of them.”
Karma is starting to catch up with Tinch, however, and reviews of her bar on Yelp have turned decidedly negative since she made her comments:
“It’s a bar in a cool spot that serves whatever beers and mixed drinks you might need after a day enjoying the area. Owner was very friendly (to us) but the liberal use of a certain word that starts with N which I believe was meant to be heard by everyone (including strangers) was pretty awkward, but moreso despicable. Won’t be back. She is unfortunately the exact stereotype that adds fuel to fires that divide us all.”
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