Northridge Mall Complaint - Discriminatory Mother's Day Event at Northridge Mall!!!!
CALIFORNIA -- Yesterday, Mother's Day, my 3 year old daughter & I visited the Northridge Mall for an afternoon of shopping. As we made our way towards Macy's, I heard extremely loud Spanish music that got louder and louder the closer we got. It became apparent that there source of the music was from a DJ right outside Macys. The mall was apparently hosting some sort of Mother's Day event, or so I assume because all of the signage was in SPANISH! No English translation on any of the posters, nor any other language. Just Spanish. Now I don't read (nor speak) Spanish but I'm pretty sure "Felicidades Mama" translates to "Happy Mother's Day" in English so I know my assumption that this was a Mother's Day event is correct. And adding insult to injury, the only music being played was in Spanish and all of the announcements made by the host were in Spanish! Excuse me? This is America. How dare you hold an event, such as a Mother's Day event and cater to one group of people! Spanish speakers are not the only people who spend money in your mall! This is AMERICA. This event should of been hosted in English and Spanish. The signs should of been in both languages. I am absolutely appalled that you would choose to openly discriminate against any person who does not speak Spanish! Who would want to participate in an event where they don't understand the language being spoken and therefore, have no idea what was going on? I had no idea what was going on, other than the loud music! This should of been a bilingual event! This event was done in extremely poor taste and you should be ashamed of yourselves! A shopping mall has no business hosting an event in such a way as this event was hosted I could understand hosting this in Spanish if it were a cultural event (although I don't personally feel that a mall is an appropriate place for a cultural event) but Mother's Day? Totally inappropriate and discriminatory!
You've lost me as a customer. I'm going to speak with my money and shop elsewhere from now on.