While it may not be as big a deal to see an interracial couple anymore, Samuel and Kandea Aarons learned in a disappointing way that not everyone is as accepting of it yet.
The couple from Columbus, GA told MyFox Atlanta they were in Atlanta for a day of shopping and dining. They chose to eat at East Atlanta’s Spondivits and were met by a friendly enough parking attendant. They said it wasn’t until they got back to their home that they’d noticed the words “jungle fever” written on their valet ticket.
Kandea Aarons said she couldn’t believe it happened:
“I was upset but I was mainly disappointed. Disappointed that this is still taking place today. 2014. Especially in the big city of Atlanta.”
Of course, the message is referring to Spike Lee’s hit movie from the ’90s, Jungle Fever.
The general manager at Spondivits said he spoke to the parking attendant who serviced the Aarons and he admitted to writing the message. The attendant, who is African-American, was terminated for his actions. The GM then contacted the Aarons to apologize and offer them gift cards to eat at the restaurant in the future. However, Kandea Aarons turned down the offer and said she will be contacting an attorney.
Interesting. It sounds like Spondivits may have some trouble on their hands if the Aarons’ attorney thinks they have a case.