Pizza Milano, the Pittsburgh pizza shop where the owner was recently caught on video brutally assaulting a Black woman, is feeling the wrath of Yelp reviewers.
After the video went viral, Mahmut Yilmaz—the assailant in the video and owner of the pizza parlor—turned himself in to police and was subsequently charged with one count of simple assault and one count of aggravated assault.
It did not take long for Pittsburgh’s Uptown community to mobilize and protest the establishment and rally around the victim with the hashtag #JusticeforJadeMartin
Last night, a Manager at Milano Pizza in the Historic #HillDistrict of #Pittsburgh, brutally assaulted a young Mother named #JadeMartin. The Coalition for the Safety of Black Women and Girls seeks justice. #SayHerName https://t.co/G73mb3Ix32
— Dr. Goddess (@drgoddess) January 13, 2018
The daughter of the pizza shop owner took to Twitter to defend her father and even went so far as to enlist Donald Trump’s help.
— Dr. Goddess (@drgoddess) January 17, 2018
Yelp reviewers were none too pleased with the video, the daughter’s obtuse defense, or the pizza parlor in general. Pizza Milano was inundated with so much internet traffic and online scrutiny, that Yelp had to tack a note to the top of the restaurant’s page noting that special attention is being given to the page in light of the increased media attention.
In the days following the video going viral, people have littered Pizza Milano’s Yelp page with one-star reviews and biting commentary.
“Pizza Milano is an establishment that prides itself on mediocre pizza and violent customer service,” said one reviewer.