'Proud' Islamabad café owners apologise over 'gup shup' with manager amid criticism

05:59 PM | 21 Jan, 2021
'Proud' Islamabad café owners apologise over 'gup shup' with manager amid criticism
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ISLAMABAD – The owners of Cannoli by Cafe Soul have issued a strong worded apology after receiving a massive criticism over a viral video of their 'elitist' attitude towards an employee.

In an Instagram post, the cafe owners stated that the public "had misconstrued their banter" with Awais Aftab, the manager of the eatery. 

In the video, Uzma Chaudary and Dia Haider can be seen making fun of the restaurant manager who failed to impress the 'bored' owners with his 'not-so-cool' language skills.

“This video depicts the gup shup between us as a team, and is never meant or taken in a hurtful or negative way. If anyone was hurt or offended we apologise, however that was never our intention,” the Cannoli post read.

“We are not required to prove or defend ourselves as kind employers. Our team has been with us for a decade, that should speak for itself. We are proud Pakistanis who love our language and our culture."

The statement added that the owners are "not required" to prove anything or defend themselves as kind employers.

"Our team has been with us for a decade, that should speak for itself," it read.

"We are proud Pakistanis who love our language and our culture," the owners added.

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However, it did not go well with the social media users who urged the owners to "also apologize for the apology they have posted for the video." 

The viral video was posted on the Instagram page of the restaurant but it was later removed after receiving extreme backlash.

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