Skip to comments.Yelp reviewers give Canadian restaurant one-star reviews after it kicks out Trump supporter
Posted on 06/30/2018 5:25:54 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Reviewers flooded the Yelp page of a Canadian restaurant with one-star reviews after a manager was fired for kicking out a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
The Teahouse in Vancouvers Stanley Park has come under fire for the incident, which occurred less than a week after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant.
The negative reviews came from both sides of the aisle, with some critiquing the restaurant for kicking out the patron, and other tearing into the restaurant for firing the manager.
The cowardice decision to err on the wrong side of the fence to avoid negative publicity in a catch 22 position has definitely revealed the selfishness of the organization not to stand with their employees, wrote one reviewer. I agree with some other reviewers that wearing a MAGA hat these days is the same thing as wearing a black swazstika arm band. It is just offensive.
Management here practices discrimination and bigotry, wrote another reviewer. Will be cancelling my daughter's bachelorette party of 50 after learning of this despicable behavior.
Canadas CBC News reported that the manager, who had worked at the restaurant for 18 months, told the customer that the restaurant would not serve him unless he removed the hat, a symbol of President Trumps campaign.
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," the former employee told CBC News. The restaurant owners said they fired the employee because his actions did not align with their policy of hospitality and inclusiveness.
[He] was aware what he was doing was probably contrary to our values and our philosophy as a company, the restaurants general manager said.
Many reviewers accused the restaurant of aligning with hate speech and racism, and said that the employee was wrongfully terminated.
Boycott this place, added one reviewer. This restaurant supports intolerance and discriminates against every minority group by not standing behind their manager's decision. You lost all of my business.
The Red Hen, the Virginia restaurant where the owner asked Sanders to leave last week, suffered similar online vitriol after kicking out the press secretary. In that case, Trump critics left five-star reviews while a flood of pro-Trump reviewers countered them with one-star reviews.
Any more and yelp will crash.
I agree with some other reviewers that wearing a MAGA hat these days is the same thing as wearing a black swazstika arm band. It is just offensive.
Okay. Its time to order one. Itll go well with the MAGA T shirt I ordered during the Primaries.
I’ve got about 5 of them. I get everything they offer in the mail. Lots of stickers and a very nice inauguration photo of the President and First Lady.
Tell everyone to wear Boston Bruins caps——that will really drive them nuts.
I’m going to order a MAGA hat too.
Sort of diminishes the usefulness, if any, of Yelp.
There is no reason for the visceral hatred toward a person wearing a MAGA Hat. It is not the same, in any way, as a swazstika. It means Make America Great Again. You could be a Bernie guy and believe it means make America socialist and it will be great again. I know, a stretch. My point is MAGA is generic, you can mean anything by it. Turning people away from public facilities over a hat is ludicrous.
I know EXACTLY where this is. Been there before as I grew up in Vancouver. It’s been around since before the 90’s.
Too pricey, snobby waiters but good food. Overpriced.
Vancouver is a lefty city, which can make San Fran a run for its money. Yelp down the restaurant to a half star if possible folks..
Like my post, it’s in Vancouver BC CANADA. I’m from there and they “mostly” hate Americans.
You know how stupid my former city is? EVERY TIME we lose the Cup, we destroy our OWN city.
I have counted 36 countries I have traveled to. Most do not “hate” Americans. What they do not like is Americans are brash and not shy about flouting the US$$, especially in days when $ was so strong.
Some such as the French resent if you make no attempt to speak French. Canadians resent how small their economy is compared to US. Likewise many Western European countries. Americans are best liked in almost all of Asia from Kazakhstan to Iran to India to Hong Kong to Japan. Americans are also liked in Eastern Europe.
Turning people away from public facilities over a hat is ludicrous.
And its only 2 steps from shooting Congressmen at a baseball game.
LOL. They’ll start to riot!
Right. And if a MAGA hat guy ever shot a liberal (black) congressman or woman, it would be the news equivalent of the Kennedy assassination. While the Scalise shooting was a ho-hum 2 day sidebar.
To be fair they did promptly fire the idjit.
They sure love our money though, don't they?
That’s a shame. We really enjoyed eating at the Teahouse when our daughter lived in Vancouver.
Our daughter lived in Vancouver for three years and we visited her several times. I never got any feeling of hatred of Americans. Nor did our daughter during her time there.
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