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A restaurant manager in Canada has been sacked after refusing to serve a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat.
Darin Hodge, who was manager of Vancouver’s Stanley Park Teahouse restaurant, said he had “absolutely no regrets” over Tuesday’s incident, which saw him lose his job two days later.
The row erupted after he asked the unnamed customer to remove his MAGA baseball cap, which has become a prominent political symbol of Donald Trump’s US presidency.
After the man refused, reportedly saying he had a right to wear the cap, he was told he would not be served, and subsequently left the restaurant.
But the Sequoia Group of Restaurants, which owns the Teahouse, said Mr Hodge’s refusal of service amounted to a violation of the company’s “philosophy of tolerance”.
“Sequoia does not support intolerance of any kind, and it is because of these principles that we cannot discriminate against someone based on their support for the current administration in the United States or any other bona fide political party,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
The manager is an irrational moron that turned away business and brought negative attention to the brand.
I wouldnt hire him.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: IAMTAT
For every story we hear about, I wonder how many we aren't hearing?
How many subtle acts of discrimination are going on that we never hear about?
How much food is being spit in MAGA wearing people's food?
Where else is this discrimination being done?
well I'm sure if it was just that, then simply this would have been a non story.
originally posted by: TinySickTears
i dont know if there is still the whole we reserve the right to refuse service situation but either way
he was an employee
if he owned the restaurant i might feel differently about it
he is probably gonna rock the house at taco bell