Garland, Texas resident Andy Ternay had quite a day over the weekend and it was all over this t-shirt which reads, “F*ck Trump — and f*ck you for voting for him.” The back of the t-shirt reads,“FUCK THE RACIST ALT-RIGHT.” Ternay was at a First Watch cafe with his partner Mary Ann when a manager approached him to say that customers “were very distressed” by his t-shirt and that “children might see it.” Mr. Ternay detailed what took place in a Facebook post that has gone viral.
“I expressed deep sympathies and let her know that explaining ‘grab ‘em by the pussy’ and golden showers to my daughter was equally unpleasant,” he said.
While being seated again, he said that “she expressed that a particular group of customers was suffering due to my indescribable poor taste” but Ternay said that he didn’t see a problem.
The couple’s drinks were served and their order was taken, then a cook came out to ask him to leave. A customer at another table complained, but not to their server, who was a person of color. The complaint went to a white manager.
“We ask to tip our server for occupying her table, get drinks to go and leave. One table of white people applauds,” he wrote.
Once they were in the parking lot, a black server approached Mr. Ternay to say that he quit just after witnessing the incident. He told the couple: “You should hear these people asking not to be seated near Muslims.”
Ternay got into his car and started to leave when the Richardson police suddenly pulled up.
“I stop the car and ask the officer if she is there over a t-shirt,” he writes. “She affirms this to be true and asks my name which I respectfully decline to give; she starts in on the shirt – whereupon I cite Cohen v. California, 1971, in which the Supreme Court upheld the right to wear a T-shirt saying: FUCK THE DRAFT.”
The officer just looked at Ternay and said, ‘Just leave, okay?’
Ternay told The Daily Beast that the only comments he had gotten were positive and from people of color. “[A] Latino lady at the register thanked me [and] two African American servers said my shirt was awesome.” We, too, happen to think his shirt is awesome.
“I don’t want people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ [people], immigrants to feel alone,” he said. “The proper use of white male privilege is to help lift others. To speak truth to power.”
You can’t vote for a p-ssy grabbing reality show star whose platform is against political correctness, then get offended by the word ‘f-ck’
It’s almost as if this has all happened before.
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