BELMAR, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A southern New Jersey woman of Korean descent is suing CVS Pharmacy, claiming a worker used an Asian slur to identify her on a receipt for photographs.
Attorney Susan Chana Lask said Hyun Lee used her own name when ordering pictures online, but noticed her name was listed as “Ching Chong Lee” on the receipt when she picked up the photos on Feb. 7 at a CVS in Egg Harbor City.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody
“Honestly I’m just horrified about this whole thing,” Lee told reporters, including CBS 2’s Steve Langford. “It just brought back all the memories of growing up as a minority.”
“‘Ching Chong’ is a very pejorative, racial slur meant for Asians. That is not her name,” Lask told 1010 WINS. “She was very distressed.”