100 men kiss one another at Burger King after security guard ordered gay couple to leave restaurantBy Mason White 5:38 PM December 10, 2014
|Gay kiss-inn at Burger King|
By: Chan Yuan
A group of men stormed a Burger King in Spain, and staged a kiss-in protest after a security guard allegedly ordered a gay couple to leave the restaurant.
About 100 men participated in the kiss-in protest that took place in Madrid, after an LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual) rights group filed a complaint against the security guard.
The security guard ordered the couple to leave after a married man and father of three children complained about them kissing in front of his kids.
Burger King staff and customers applauded the 100 gay men as they were kissing.
The fast food chain admitted that the expulsion of the two young men was an isolated incident, which does not reflect the long history of Burger King’s support of the LGBT community.
Diners who were present when the security guard told the couple to leave, said that they urged them not to leave. However, the couple left as they were angry and hurt.
The restaurant manager said Burger King supports diversity, and in no way support any homophobic behavior by a member of its staff.
He stated that the security guard had acted without his permission, and he encouraged the young couple to return to the store so he could apologize to them in person.