Restaurant manager fired after refusing to serve customer wearing MAGA hat

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The manager of a popular restaurant in Vancouver, Canada, was fired after he told a customer to remove his “Make America Great Again” cap or he would refuse to serve him.

Darin Hodge, the former manager of the Teahouse in Stanley Park, told Global News he stood by his decision to ask the man to take off the cap saying the hat represented “racism, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, (and) homophobia.”

“As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets,” he said in a written statement to Global News.

The hats were made popular during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Eva Gates, of the Sequoia Group which owns the Stanley Park Tea House, confirmed to Global News that the incident happened on Tuesday.

“A gentleman came in wearing a hat that was a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and our manager went up to the gentleman and asked him to take off his hat, that he wouldn’t serve him with that hat on,” she said.

“And the gentleman said that he had a right to wear that hat. And [the manager] refused to serve him if he wouldn’t take off his hat, and so the customer had to leave,” she continued.

The company called Hodge a “good person with a big heart and a right to his personal beliefs,” but he was terminated for “violating the company’s philosophy of tolerance.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. No, that restaurant manager does NOT have a big heart, except for those people who fall exactly in line with his liberal belief system! The good news is that he got schooled about "tolerance", namely that it should be extended to everyone, not just a select few. By the way, that regretfully popular meme… that MAGA stands for intolerance, hatred, bigotry, misogyny, etc… is ludicrous on it's face. This has been caused by the mockingbird media and social media.
    People hear something repeatedly, and naturally assume it's true, then start mouthing the same nonsense themselves.
    This all falls under the umbrella of "political correctness" (which is a form of Communism!) Wake up, America (and Canada) and start thinking for yourself!

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