Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is receiving backlash from customers for their latest release of “Juneteenth Watermelon Salad” in honor of the Black Independence Holiday, TMZ reports.
With Juneteenth near, companies have been releasing products in tribute to the holiday and many haven’t been receiving positive feedback from the community.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis put out a statement in response to the dish letting guests know they had no intention to offend the Black holiday.
“Food service partners planned a Juneteenth menu as a way for us to raise awareness of the holiday’s meaning, and commemorate their own family traditions,”
a rep for the museum said.
“The museum apologizes and acknowledges the negative impact that stereotypes have on communities of color. We have removed the salad from our menu. We value our relationships with all of our visitors and communities. We have learned from this experience.”
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