Can anyone think that a red hat labeling “Make America Great Again” can stir a debate strong enough to get featured in news tabloids? Well, this has happened. A manager of the popular B.C. restaurant refused to serve his customer because he was wearing a red hat which had a title reading, “Make America Great Again.”
The news story has been reported by Kristen Robinson from Global News Ca. The manager at Vancouver’s Stanley Park Teahouse restaurant did something awkward to one of his customers by refusing to serve him any eatable. The MAGA hat instigated the difference and the manager became angry enough to refuse his customer.
The red colored baseball caps are an important element of the Trump’s election campaign. During the 2016 campaign, the majority of Trump’s supporters wore similar caps.
The red caps are famous for Trump’s association with them. During his election campaign, the red baseball caps were worn by his supporters. These red caps stirred a lot of controversies as some people deemed these caps promoting bigotry.
The manager of the restaurant got fired after authorities found that he had refused a customer due to his pre-formed beliefs. Daring Hodge, the fired manager, had asked the customer to take off his hat. In his statement, he said that he would do it again if need be.
I stand by my decision to ask the patron to remove his hat. The MAGA hat has come to symbolize bigotry and race favouritism […..] as a person with strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while at my former place of work – statement of fired restaurant manager.
The restaurant manager felt nothing after he got fired. He thought that he did a noble work. He further said, “Absolutely no regrets.”
Eva Gates, Vice president of Restaurant’s Human Resource Division described the entire incident. She accepted that a customer appeared wearing MAGA hat. The manager asked him to remove the hat to which the customer responded in negative. The customer said that he had a right to wear the hat under freedom of expression.
The manager then refused to serve him and later he got fired for his stringent behavior. According to the human rights lawyer, David Brown, the companies can actually fire employees for reasons beyond their performance unless stated otherwise in the contract.