When Andy Temay woke up that morning, the only thing he had to look forward to for the day was a visit to the First Watch café in town. The man from Richardson, Texas, has been looking forward to the meal with his partner all week and was excited to get the menu in his hand to play his order. However, as soon as he was about to order, the restaurant manager came right over to him and told him something that shocked Temay out of his socks – he was ordered to leave immediately.
What had Temay done to offend the manager and the other customers in the café? Apparently, Andy Temay had been wearing a deeply offensive T-shirt that was simply not allowed inside the Texas establishment. Hurt and offended himself, Temay turned to Facebook to share his pain and seek the sympathy of likeminded people who could feel his hurt and help him mend the wounds the interaction caused him. He was deeply hurt.
“First, we were approached by a manager who let us know that customers were very distressed by my shirt and that children might see it. I expressed deep sympathies and let her know that explaining ‘grab ’em by the p***y,’ and golden showers to my daughter was equally unpleasant.”
The front of Temay’s shirt had an aggressive anti-Trump message. It said, “F**k Trump and f**k you for voting for him.” The back of the shirt said, “F**k the racist alt-right.”
The message was printed in all capital letters and had offended many customers in the Texas establishment because they had voted for Trump and felt that the T-shirt – which Temay felt was his first amendment right to wear – was too direct for their taste.
The manager told Temay that a group of customers was so offended by his T-shirt that they were “suffering due to my indescribable poor taste.” In other words, the words on his shirt were so deeply offensive to these people in the Texas café that they could not bear to endure it for a moment longer. Oh, dear!
Because Temay refused to leave when the female manager confronted him, a male cook from the back of the restaurant came out and threatened him and his partner.
“We ask to tip our server for occupying her table, get drinks to go, and leave. One table of white people applaud.
When Temay was kicked out for expressing his views on Trump, a black employee could not bear it. The person quit the restaurant, knowing that freedom of speech was being squelched and told Temay that they supported his right to express himself.
“He told us, ‘you should hear these people asking not to be seated near Muslims.’”
Temay immediately became a local celebrity. By speaking out against Trump in a conservative neighborhood, he was contacted by the Daily Beast for an interview. He said that many people complimented his shirt but that the people at the restaurant were hurt by it.
“(A) Latino lady at the register thanked me (and) two African-American servers said my shirt was awesome.”
Temay maintained that it was his first amendment right to wear the shirt.
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