4

Austin Noodle House Owner Flips Out on Facebook Over Sandy Hook Tragedy, Ultimately Apologizes and Goes to Church

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The owner of the Thai Noodle House is in hot tom yum gai after he dropped some particularly heinous statements about the Sandy Hook shooting on his Facebook page. Eddie Nimibutr's rant about how no one cares about minorities being shot has made national headlines and the backlash has caused him to do an about-face and apologize.

In a classic example of the public nature of social networking, Nimibutr, born in Thailand, was unapologetic at first after the comments he initially made about the tragedy in Connecticut.

I don't care if a bunch of white kids got killed. Fuck Post-Racial bullshit. When kids from minority groups get shot, nobody cares. When Israel launched missiles at the school on Gaza, everybody was too busy jerking off. Why should i care about people who dont give a damn about me?

But just today, Nimibutr issued an apology and even admitted he went to church for the first time in years after calling it "superstitions" in his initial rant.

I truly caught hell these past few days. I am beyond myself with this firestorm. I am truly sorry for the pain I have caused and the things I have said. I didn't mean to upset anyone of you. I am broken and lost. I am very sorry for the misundertandings I created. I deserved the punishment for the chaos I made. I even walked into church and sat there awhile. wow, 10 years since. I really don't know where else to turn. All I can say is I am very sorry to you my friends. I don't know how else to express my sincere apology.

Other rants have either been hidden or removed from his Facebook page.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.