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Houston restaurant apologizes to customers who complained ‘f*ggot’ waiter was too gay

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A server in a Houston restaurant says that he feels angry and humiliated after his employers apologized to customers who called him a “faggot” and complained that his flamboyance ruined their meal.

Houston’s ABC Channel 13 reported Tuesday about an ugly incident at the restaurant Kelley’s Country Cookin’ last Wednesday in which a customer complained about 19-year-old waiter Blake Butler.

“Don’t want to listen to a f*ggot through my whole meal,” the angry customer wrote on their receipt.

Butler said he found the sentiment on the receipt “disgusting,” but what followed was even worse. His manager apologized to the customer.

“Instead of having my back and be like, you know, ‘That’s my employee. I can’t have you talking about my employees like that.’ She was, like, ‘Oh. It’s OK. I’m sorry,'” said Butler to Channel 13.

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The restaurant owner told ABC13 that the incident placed his manager in a difficult position, but had he been there, he would have had words with the customer.

Butler said that he has brushed off negative comments in the past, but that this instance stuck with him, to the point that he felt it was necessary to come out to his parents before going public.

“I recently came out to my parents today because I didn’t want them to find out on the news. I just finally said it,” he said.

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Butler says the restaurant fired him in the wake of the incident, but Kelley’s claims that he quit. He said that in the future, he hopes to work in a more tolerant environment.

Watch video about this story, embedded below via Houston’s ABC Channel 13:

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‘Pure and simple evil’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika destroy Trump’s ‘racist and illegal’ taunts against Omar

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski warned that President Donald Trump's attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were both illegal and racist -- as well as an incitement to violence.

The "Morning Joe" co-hosts were appalled by the crowd's reaction -- chanting "send her back" -- to Trump attacks at a Greensboro, North Carolina, rally.

"Republicans shamed themselves by not calling racism, racism," Scarborough said. "I saw some people actually write columns that used to be respected trying to excuse the president's language and saying it's not racist, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that Donald Trump oversees that enforces laws against discrimination, specifically outlined such language that the president used last night and that his crowd used last night as an example of bias."

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Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed

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Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.

The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.

"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.

"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.

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Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP

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Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.

Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.

"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."

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