- Jul 11, 2003
Sadly, I think we have some regular posters in here who think this cretin should be allowed to get away with this. How sad that this has gone on for decades and the town condones it.
See video here.
See video here.
ENID, Okla.- A restaurant in Enid is getting heat after one of its patrons posted a pretty strong message on social media about discrimination.
The restaurant and bar has been open for more than four decades and carries quite the reputation.
We want to warn you, this story does feature some graphic language.
Gary James, owner of Garys Chicaros, said, Ive been in business 44 years, I think I can spot a freak or a ******.
He added, I dont deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare.
James said, If I reached over there and slapped the sh** out of you, you should be offended. But to call someone a chink or someone call me a bigot, that doesnt bother me.
Now, a wave of comments on Facebook claim James refuses to serve African-Americans, Hispanics and people with disabilities, like Matt Gard.
Gard said, He doesnt like certain people of race, color, ethnicity.
Gard was a regular at Garys Chicaros restaurant for years.
He says he turned a blind eye to the owners choice of customers, until recently.
Gard said, Now, he tried to find a weak excuse not to let me in with my wheelchair or the weak excuse of having loud people with me.
After getting turned away for a steak dinner, Gard says its about his disability.
James claimed thats just not the case.
James said He created an issue. You only have one time here. You create an issue, youre out forever.
Gard and at least 140 others posted on a Facebook page that said James attitude has crossed the line to discrimination.
Even the business t-shirt is viewed as offensive.
The shirt features derogatory slogans against homosexuals, it has the N-word on the front and threatens violence against Muslims, minorities and democrats.
James says he is proud to wear that shirt.
He said, I really dont want gays around. Any man that would compromise his own body would compromise anything.
Gard said, The people who still go back and patronize his business are condoning his behavior in how he treats others.
James said, Well if you work, you own a business, pay your taxes, youre more than welcome here. If youre on welfare, stay at home and spend my money, there.
Strong words in a small town where no one has challenged his business practices.