A gay waiter in Kentucky has said a customer wrote “I don’t tip faggots” on a receipt with the handy tip that he should “turn to god.”
Kyle Griffith told WDRB that his interactions with the two female customers were pleasant, so he was shocked to discover they had not only declined to tip but went out of their way to leave a hateful message.
“To see that coming from someone so much younger than me, just the hate instilled within them, it hurt me very deeply.
“It said ’Sorry I don’t tip faggots,’ and then said ’#UNeedJesus. It just crushed me that someone could say something like that.
“I want to be able to tell everyone that this is not a lie, that this is truth. This is an everyday happening. It’s got to stop. The hate has to stop. There’s no reason for it.”
Griffith added that one of the women later apologised on Facebook for what she called a joke.
His management at Buffalo Wild Wings has been supportive, and the chain released a statement on Tuesday emphasizing the importance of creating a welcoming environment for all.
“Because Buffalo Wild Wings is about creating a great guest experience, we feel strongly that our restaurant environment needs to be respectful in order to provide the experience that our guests and team members expect and deserve,” the chain said.