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Australia'Racist coward' targets Melbourne gelato shop

06:45  05 december  2018
06:45  05 december  2018 Source:

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The owner of a Melbourne gelato shop targeted by an anti-Asian note has described the person responsible as a “racist coward”.

Andrew from Paradise Gelato, arrived at the Cheltenham store early on Monday to start churning gelato when he discovered a “shocking” note left under the door targeting his fiancé Joyce, who is of Asian descent and has lived in Australia for 15 years.

The note read: “Asian gelato, no way, go back to where you from slopeheads,” and was signed off with an unhappy face.

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'Racist coward' targets Melbourne gelato shop © Supplied Police are now investigating the note. After dropping the offensive note to local police, Andrew, who hails from England, posted to Facebook to call out the offender.

“School yourself before you drop off a note like this in our shop!” he wrote on social media.

“The Asians who work here, one of them is a volunteer teaching assistant who wants to teach English in Japan and the other speaks seven languages and can communicate with 70 percent of the world, what have you done with your life?”

Following the post, Andrew said he has been inundated with messages of kindness and support, including a bunch of flowers from a nearby business and a note from a young couple that read, “Welcome Home”.

'Racist coward' targets Melbourne gelato shop © supplied Owner Andrew and fiance Joyce have received a multiple messages of support following the offensive note. “It’s been amazing. People dropping by and saying, ‘we love your work’ and ‘you’re welcome here’,” he told 9News this afternoon.

Police are continuing to investigate the note.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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