Little Caesars Staff Fired For Putting Pepperoni Swastika on Pizza

Two Little Caesars employees have been fired after selling a pizza featuring a swastika on Saturday night. A couple in Ohio took to social media to complain after finding their pizza decorated with a swastika made out of pepperoni.

Misty Laska shared an image of the offensive pizza on Twitter and said: "So my husband stopped at Little Caesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home! I'm truly disappointed.

"This is truly saddening and disturbing and not funny at all! These aren't funny jokes and shouldn't be made period and on company time?!"

So my husband stopped at #LittleCaesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home! I’m truly disappointed. This is truly saddening and disturbing and not funny at all! These aren’t funny jokes and shouldn’t be made period and on company time?! 🤯🤯🤯🤯✊🏻✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽

— misty laska (@LaskaMisty) June 28, 2020

Speaking with 19 News, Laska said: "The point is, there should not be this kind of hate happening today. With the climate we're in right now, why make a joke like that?"

Laska's husband, Jason, told the news outlet: "We're trying to solve hate and even if this was just a joke internally for the employees, just stop. Stop with the symbolism and let it go away."

Little Caesars told 19 News that two employees at the Brook Park, Ohio store had been fired, and said in a statement: "We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated.

"We're deeply disappointed that this happened, as this conduct is completely against our values. We have also reached out to the customer to discuss this personally with him."

Jason Laska told Fox 8 that corporate told him that the employee responsible said: "It was supposed to be an internal joke that they were playing on each other and the other employee, and the pizza was never intended to go out."

According to a post shared by Laska on Twitter, two teenagers were responsible for cooking the pizza and adding the swastika, but it was sold by another employee who did not realize what the teenagers had done and "had no idea it was different from any other pizza."

Jason Laska told ABC11 that he asked the Little Caesars employee what they had left and opted for the pepperoni pizza. There is nothing to suggest that the offensive pizza was sold to the Laskas on purpose.

However, following the incident, the Laskas have said that they will never patronize Little Caesars again. Jason Laska told Fox 8: "It's unacceptable and in our minds, we are just never going to go back there."

Misty Laska added: "We are the type of people that support the diversity in our country, we embrace and love it. We just want to see this hate stop."

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Little Caesars fired two of its Ohio employees after a pizza with a swastika made of pepperoni was sold to a couple. Getty/Geri Lavrov