Customers leave note telling waiter they cannot tip him because he’s gayBy Mason White 10:49 AM October 27, 2013
|Carrabba’s Italian Grill|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) Customers thanked a waiter for his great service, but explained that they cannot leave a tip to a homosexual man.
The 20-year-old gay waiter, who works at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kansas, got a homophobic message instead of a tip.
The young man’s mother, who also works at the same restaurant, was very upset by what was written on the back of the bill after her gay son served a couple.
“Thank you for your service, it was excellent. We cannot in good conscience tip you for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God,” the customers wrote.
“We hope you will see that your choice made you lose out on the tip, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for God’s love. May God have mercy on you,” the note states.
Many people on social media were angered over the discrimination against the gay man. People believe that his gay lifestyle should not be an issue at his workplace, especially when his service was so great.
After the incident went viral on the Internet, people went to the restaurant to support the man and to give him money.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill owner said in a statement that the company does not tolerate discrimination by employees or guests.
“We celebrate diversity and believe in treating everyone with respect,” the company said.
However, Carrabba’s officials did not say what action, if any, would be taken if the anti-gay couple returned.