Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS -

An Austin restau­rant whose owner made con­tro­ver­sial com­ments about last week’s Con­necti­cut school shoot­ing was closed Wed­nes­day evening.

The Thai Noo­dle House on Guadalupe Street was closed early Wed­nes­day evening, with a “No Tres­pass­ing” sign in front of the door.

Two em­ploy­ees said the restau­rant was closed for the hol­i­days and de­nied that it was re­lated to Ed­die Nim­ibutr’s com­ments re­gard­ing the mass shoot­ing at Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary. Ac­cord­ing to the Yelp busi­ness re­view web­site, the restau­rant’s nor­mal hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon­day through Sun­day.

Last week Nim­ibutr wrote on his Face­book page: “I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed. … When kids from mi­nor­ity groups get shot, no­body cares.”

The post was deleted but spread on Twit­ter af­ter some­one posted a screen shot and drew on­line out­rage.

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