Canadian Restaurant Destroyed On Yelp After MAGA Hat Incident

Trump-hating Canadians flooded the Yelp page of a restaurant with one-star reviews after a manager was fired for ejecting a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) hat, reports The Hill.

Canada's NBC News reported that former manager Darren Hodge, who had worked at the Teahouse in Vancouver's Stanley Park for 18 months, told the customer that he would not be served unless he removed his MAGA hat.

“As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest's choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets," the former employee told CBC News.

The restaurant owners, meanwhile, say that the manager was fired because their actions "did not align with their policy of hospitality and inclusiveness."

“[He] was aware what he was doing was probably contrary to our values and our philosophy as a company,” said the restaurant’s general manager. 

Angry Canadians were having none of it. A few of the one-star reviews: 

  • "Fired a manager for taking a stand against bigotry and white supremacy. Unbelievable!"

  • "wearing a MAGA hat these days is the same thing as wearing a black swazstika arm band."

  • I have enjoyed the Teahouse in the past. Recently the Teahouse fired a manager for refusing to serve an American tourist who was wearing a Make America Great Again. I support that manager 100%. He was right in refusing to serve someone wearing an offensive hat that has become symbol of racism and is very offensive to Canadians.

Oddly, Yelp hasn't removed the politicized reviews as they often do in similar situations.

The "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation the Treehouse finds itself in follows an incident at a Virginia restaurant last week in which the owner of the Red Hen kicked out White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. 

In that instance, Trump supporters flooded the Red Hen website with one-star reviews - which Yelp, in a statement, told the Red Hen it was actively working to remove.

We wonder if the Treehouse will receive the same support? 

Comments

Croesus tmosley Sat, 06/30/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

America's turned into a "Progressive" cesspool of whiney cunts, all competing for their "entitled share" of a shrinking pie. The pie gets smaller, the "entitlement-assholes" cry louder, and everyone who pays the fucking bill for it all is supposed to just stfu, for fear of being labelled "racist", or "xenophobic", or worse, an "Antisemite".

The Libtards can FOAD.

I honestly can't wait for the veneer of civilized society to disappear completely...so we can finally get down to it, and put an end to this bullshit, once and for all.

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philipat Croesus Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:17 Permalink

Politics apart, when I read a restaurant review, I want to know about, you know, restauranty things like the service and food quality. Sad reflection of the present state of affairs.

Although, perhaps Yelp has become not a restaurant review guide but a service to identify the political affiliations of a restaurant and its owners?

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Pernicious Gol… philipat Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:32 Permalink

Yelp has been completely fake from the beginning. It is full of fake reviews from competitors. Their business model is to show negative reviews near the top for businesses that haven't paid Yelp, and extort money from these maligned businesses by pushing negative reviews down the page after the business pays up.

 

Edit: Sorry, Chris2, I posted this before seeing your earlier post. We say almost exactly the same things.

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SACRED-COW Stan522 Sun, 07/01/2018 - 08:32 Permalink

The only thing I hate more than political bantering among the sheep, are the politicians themselves.

Buying into phony political parties needs to become irrelevant.

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Stan522 SACRED-COW Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:23 Permalink

Are you saying Trump is defined by your statement above?

If so, I disagree..... I would say that Trump understands the game he must play within the two party system and has so far worked it best in his favor. I would also state that there are those who wish to divide us and keep us at each others throat. 

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Jeffersonian Liberal Stan522 Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:21 Permalink

I don't think that's what he/she was saying.

I think he/she was defining 99% of those who map their lives to occupy positions of power in politics.

That includes those who also join the military not to serve and defend but for good photo ops and as a resume enhancer for when they run for office.

These are the people who 'seek power' that our Founding Fathers warned us not to trust with power.

The 1% who don't play the game like that are usually the ones who do not get elected or, if they do, are soon destroyed politically.

While I'm sure that DJT knows how to play politics, his attitude has been (for the overwhelming majority of his time and actions) contrary to playing this game.

One of the reasons that the left hates him with such venom is that he is part of the 1% that has succeeded in pushing them aside.

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glenlloyd emmalisa403 Sun, 07/01/2018 - 13:23 Permalink

I fail to see how Trump in any way has supported bigotry and white supremacy, and I would dare say if you corner the liberals on how he's done so you'd get nothing as a response. All they can do is say the words, they can't support their case, and my guess would be that if you dug deep enough you'd find a Soros backed paycheck in their pocket for standing there and saying things they don't even comprehend.

It's very easy to call someone a bigot, it's far harder to support your case. As for the white supremacy again from where I sit I don't see it, and I'm really taken aback by those who spout such gibberish.

Now if the libs are trying to equate enforcement of constitutional law (illegals etc) by a white male president, who's job it is to enforce the laws of this country, then I would suggest you go back and take some courses on the history of the constitution / bill of rights before you start talking about things you know nothing about, and clearly you know nothing about it.

 

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Itdoesntmatter glenlloyd Sun, 07/01/2018 - 13:34 Permalink

another fucking moron....ignoring the flaming bullshit in front of his face...fuck you fuckers are fucking stupid....obviously, or even obliviously, you claim you know something about a constitution that says "all men are created equal"....fuck i can't believe how stupid you fucks are...a total embarrassment...i'm glad Trump got you dummies to out yourselves so that others could see how fucking biased, racist, and bigoted you are....goofs

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GeezerGeek Itdoesntmatter Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:06 Permalink

About that crack about a constitution that says "all men are created equal": I thought that was the Declaration of Independence.

And I was taught it meant that all men (and women, too) had equal rights under the law. There is no way I was ever even remotely equal to any of those oversized basketball players when it came to dunking a basketball. And few of them were even remotely equal to me when it came to cybersecurity. Only in the eyes of the law should we be considered equals, although sports starts do tend not to be held to the same standards as the majority of us.

Sorry, but it does matter. Apply your opening statement to yourself.

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dirty fingernails Stan522 Sun, 07/01/2018 - 08:35 Permalink

Hahahaha, you fuckers whine because someone did the same thing as the anti-gay baker, but since it hurts your feelings, its bad. SMH. Do you people have no lives?

Every single division reinforcing article on ZH gets hundreds of comments of frothing, impotent rage and yet the articles that actually say something important get 40 comments.

 

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Stan522 dirty fingernails Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:03 Permalink

Hey you condescending MSNBC and Huff Post-indoctrinated, constitution-contemptuous, traitorous, racist, sexist, baby-butchering, sodomy-celebrating, marriage-devaluing, rights-from-government-not-from-God believing, 2nd Amendment-hating, innocents-murdering, criminal and domestic terrorist-empowering, illegal alien foreign invader enabling, societal-parasite-pandering Tyranny Party excrement-bagger's who smear the constitution, and the blood of those who died to defend it, with the pathogenic excreta of elitist fascist contempt drawn from their ever-present, power-and-control-greedy, liberty-hating, slavery-to-the-state-supporting, government-is-god, philosophical bag of egalitarian, neo-Marxist feces, you seem to have clicked on the wrong website. Aren't you usually on Mother Jones?

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FBaggins Ajax-1 Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:27 Permalink

So first commenter directaction gets 153 to 45 votes on hating Canada because it also has narrow-minded libtards like in the US. The Tea House manager was fired for telling the guy to remove his hat. Even lefties interviewed on the video said it was against free speech. How about in the US? Things like that go on all the time and no one is fired.  

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GeezerGeek FBaggins Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:11 Permalink

You are correct in asserting that the US is filled with libtards.

Attacks on Canada and Canadians are a continuation of the theme initiated by Eric Cartman of South Park. It's just one of those things frequently seen on ZH. As for no one in the US getting fired, that dame who owned the Red Hen lost one of her other jobs, the dumb cluck.

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cbxer55 BeansMcGreens Sun, 07/01/2018 - 19:22 Permalink

I've got  three ball caps. Two of them are naked of any emblems whatsoever. One is white and black, I'll wear it occasionally when driving my white and black Ford Lightning. The other is just black, nothing else. I'll wear it when I'm dressed in all black, including Levi's black 505's. 

The one with advertising isn't even attempting to sell anything, it has a picture of the aircraft I work on, the U.S. Navy E-6 Mercury. And our crews motto, repairing critical holes, it's what we do!

Other than that, you couldn't give me a hat with advertising on it. I'd throw it in the round-open-top-file. 

I don't do sports either, so take your sports had and FOAD!!!

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