Courtesy of CBC:
The manager of a popular Vancouver tourist restaurant has been fired after refusing service to a supporter of Donald Trump.
A man wearing one of the U.S. president’s “Make America Great Again” hats was refused service at the Teahouse in Stanley Park on Tuesday by Darin Hodge.
According to the restaurant’s general manager, the man was seated on the patio that evening when Hodge, the floor manager at the time, confronted him.
“[He] took over the table and requested that he take the hat off,” said Andy Crimp.
“[The customer] said he had a right to wear it. [Hodge] said if you don’t take the hat off, we won’t serve you. And the man left.”
The Sequoia Company, which runs the restaurant, says Hodge was fired for not following its “philosophy of tolerance.”
The manager as it turned out was unrepentant:
“I stand by my decision,” he wrote via Facebook. “The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, [and] homophobia.”
Since this is Canada I have no doubt that this ethical gentleman will soon be gainfully employed again.
And maybe if the Canadians keep rejecting these red-hatted racist motherfuckers they will not have the rampant racism that we are now enjoying here in America.
P.S. Oh, and by the way, happy Canada Day!