"We were literally silent for a few moments," Laska told CNN. "Misty asked me if I had ordered it and they had to make it and they gave me that on purpose thinking they were targeting me because they stereotyped me or something."
They called the restaurant but were unable to reach anyone.
That’s when they snapped a photo of the pie and shared it on social media.
The franchise owner of the location and the corporate office have since reached out to the Laskas and apologized, describing the incident as an insensitive joke among the staff.
“It’s not funny. It’s not funny,” Jason Laska told 19 News. “Especially with everything going on in the world right now.”
The crude hate symbol had been placed on the pizza backward, but its intent was clear, the couple said.
“Things like this are keeping hate alive in this world,” said Jason Laska, who later spoke to CNN. “We all need the exact opposite of that right now.”
Misty Laska agreed: “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?”