A restaurant in Japan has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons after a waitress was fired for allegedly infusing her own blood into a cocktail at the request of a customer. The incident, which occurred at Mondaiji Con Cafe Daku, a gothic-themed restaurant in Sapporo, Hokkaido, has caused widespread outrage and disgust.

The cocktail in question, known as orikaku, is a popular menu item at the restaurant and is typically made with fruit or syrups. However, the anonymous employee allegedly took things to a whole new level by adding her own blood to the mix. The restaurant’s management was quick to react to the situation, closing down the establishment for a day to replace all of the contaminated glasses and dump any potentially tainted bottles of alcohol.

The restaurant’s owner took to Twitter to publicly apologize, writing, “Once again, I am very sorry to have caused you trouble.” The incident has been described by management as “absolutely not acceptable” and likened to “job terrorism.”

This disturbing incident has highlighted the potential dangers of ingesting another person’s blood. According to Dr. Zento Kitao, drinking the blood of other people is an extremely dangerous act that can transmit major diseases, including HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and syphilis. If there are wounds in the mouth, it is easy to be infected by blood transmissions. In a clinical setting, medical professionals take extra precautions and wear eye and face guards when handling bodily fluids such as blood.

The incident has been compared to the so-called “sushi terrorism,” in which vandals purposefully contaminate sushi as it makes the rounds through an establishment on a conveyor belt. Last month, this resulted in the arrest of three people.

The gothic theme of the restaurant and the dress code of its waitstaff has also come under scrutiny, with some labeling it as offensive and stigmatizing to those with mental health issues. The restaurant’s gimmick of dressing waitstaff in dark clothes and makeup has been described as a signal of “mentally unstable” or “problematic” women.

In conclusion, this incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers of ingesting bodily fluids, including blood, and the importance of hygiene and safety in the food and beverage industry. It also highlights the need for sensitivity and inclusivity when it comes to marketing and branding, particularly when it comes to mental health issues.