Sriracha founder commits suicide because “White people f*cking ruined it”.
IRWINDALE, CA – David Tran, The Founder of Huy Foods best known for their Sriracha sauce was found dead in his East Irwindale Apartment. His apparent suicide came coupled with a note that, clarifies among other things, his reasoning for claiming his life:
— David Tran
“White people fucking ruined it”
Tran’s family were quick to speak out on the issue, “It is truly a shame that white people have done this.” Said his son and current Huy Foods CEO William Tran “They took my father’s life work and reduced it to hipster ketchup for white guys who want to seem interesting. Truly a shame.”
Daughter and VP, Vassie Tran-Holliday claims this is out of his normal character “My father hated that our sauce was loved by horrible acoustic bands, and sat on the tables of many trendy Williamsburg cafes –but I never thought white people would push him this far”.
— Vassie Tran-Holliday
I never thought white people would push him this far
Huy Foods released an official press release begging white people to “seriously, fucking stop it dude” and went on to say “we don’t even advertise”.
The exact trigger for the incident is unclear, but Irwindale PD have released Tran’s internet history –which included a buzzfeed article entitled “27 Friends-inspired recipes for the sriracha lover in your life”.