American Idol finalist Bo Bice is furious about an experience he had at an Atlanta Popeyes.
Bice took to social media and the local news this week to express his outrage over being called a "white boy" at a Popeyes. The singer posted a long rant on Facebook explaining how employees at the Popeyes in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport made fun of his name and referred to him as a "white boy."
"The three ladies behind the counter asked whose food it was," Bice wrote. "Just when I turned around, one of them said 'that white boy.'"
Bice was upset by the comment, writing that there was a double standard.
"If the tables had been turned and I as a white male treated any person of ethnicity anyway resembling how she spoke to and treated me I'd be considered insensitive and racist," he wrote.
Mack II, Inc., which owns the franchise restaurant, issued a public apology to Bice.
"Mack II, Inc. is very sorry that the incident occurred and for any pain or embarrassment that Mr. Bice experienced," the statement read. "The company does not condone the behavior of one of our associates and we took corrective action as soon as we were made aware of the incident. Also, we will require re-training of our associates to ensure this isolated incident does not occur again. In addition, Mr. Bice has been issued an apology by the General Manager. We value all of our customers regardless of race, religion, age, disability, gender, etc."
Bice teared up while explaining the incident on FOX 5 Atlanta.
"The fact that I've got to sit on TV, come down a notch and look like a petty little brat, by tweeting and Facebooking this just to open up dialogue so we can have an adult conversation is ridiculous," he said, before turning to the camera: "And America, you should be ashamed."
Bice has now resolved the incident:
— Bo Bice (@OfficialBoBice) January 4, 2017
Bice was the runner-up on season 4 of American Idol, losing to one of the franchise's most successful winners, Carrie Underwood.