The owner of a San Francisco eatery who banned pro-Trump apparel from his restaurant apologized Friday; saying his remarks only served to “amplify the anger” taking place across the country.
Celebrity chef and cookbook author J. Kenji Lopez-Alt posted the apology on social media days after he came under fire for banning the famous ‘MAGA’ hats from his property.
Here’s my statement about the comment I tweeted the other day. https://t.co/A84kK9Pwex
— J. Kenji “Individual Fun” López-Alt (@kenjilopezalt) February 1, 2019
“My message was intended to reject anger, hate and violence, and indicate that these shouldn’t be welcomed in our society and aren’t welcome in our community,” he posted.
“I understand that many interpreted my words in a different context, and construed a message of hate directed at them. This was not my intent in any way, and I am sorry for my recklessness,” he added.
MAGA FREE NYC: Images of 'Trash' Trump Supporters Appear on Manhattan Garbage Cans
Caricature images of “average Trump supporters” appeared on garbage cans in the Big Apple this week; with the hateful artwork referring to GOP voters as “trash” in the nations’ largest city.
According to Fox News Insider, “Images of Trump supporters and Boston sports fans have turned up on garbage can and train station posters in New York City under the slogan ‘Keep NYC Trash Free.’ The artwork […] began showing up on trash cans where a public service announcement would normally be.”
One hateful image depicts a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat with a Confederate flag tattoo drinking a beverage from Chick-fil-A.
Another image features a woman wearing the President’s signature red cap while holding a ‘Holy Bible.’
The hateful images come just hours before the NYPD removed a second “suspicious package” from CNN’s New York headquarters.
Read the full report at Fox Business.
'MAGA' FREE NYC: Manhattan Judge Allows Bars to BAN Trump Supporters
A Manhattan judge ruled this week that bar and restaurant owners could ban patrons from wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ caps and other Trump-supporting apparel; suggesting there’s little protection from “political discrimination” in the nation’s largest city.
According to the New York Post, the judge struck down a tourist’s lawsuit against a West Village bar after he was ejected for wearing the iconic ‘MAGA’ hat; adding freedom of religion does not protect one’s freedoms regarding political statements.
“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” said the man’s lawyer. “Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar.”
“Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates,” fired-back the judge.
“Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct,” the ruling states.
Read the full story at the New York Post.