Bushwick Coffee Shop Goes On Anti-Semitic Rant

pagPhoto via @bushwickcoffeeshop.
Can you imagine following a new Bushwick coffeehouse on Instagram only to have crazy hate speech show up in your feed? Yesterday, The Coffee Shop posted a disturbing message on its account, calling out Jewish people as "greedy infiltrators" who "function via greed and dominance."
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DNAinfo New York has confirmed that the coffee shop's owner, Michael Avila, is the writer behind the hateful screed, which was aimed at two men looking to buy a neighboring building. His version of the story? Not only is he "certainly not anti-Semitic," but people are taking the post way too personally and his message was misunderstood.
"I think there's a difference between progression and greed," he told the website. "It really isn’t a race thing or a culture thing. But, it tends to be the Jews [who are buying up properties in Bushwick]."
A post on Avila's personal Facebook page only reinforces how out of touch with reality he is: "Sometimes I cause a little trouble just because I know I can handle it. I'm pretty good with the fine line so I go for it."
If Avila's anti-Jewish rant was meant to be a publicity stunt, then he certainly has everyone's attention now. But, we'd be very surprised if he continues to have their patronage. (Brokelyn)
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