Oz pub manager's racist note banning indigenous people causes outrage
The manager of a West Australian pub has apologized for posting a racist note after her iPhone was stolen.
Deborah Ovens, who manages the Denver City Hotel in Coolgardie, posted a note saying the note indigenous people would not be served at the establishment after her iPhone was stolen on March 1.
The post was taken down after she got a replacement phone.
The note read that no indigenous person would be served in the hotel until her Apple iPhone was returned that was stolen on 1st March 2014.
The note also named the indigenous person Ovens suspected of stealing her phone.
Ovens told news.com.au she wrote the note in anger and should not have reacted that way and now she was paying for it.
She added that the note was not meant or intended to be detrimental to indigenous people, she was just angry that her phone was stolen.
The post has sparked a backlash on social media, and has been shared more than 800 times on Facebook.
Ovens, who claims there is 'no issue' with the note, says several indigenous customers entered the hotel while it was up, the report added.
(Posted on 05-03-2014)