A café in Honolulu, Cafe 8 1/2, gets great reviews raving about the food like their stir fry. It was a typical friendly mom-and-pop shop until they put this up for customers to read.
This café put up a bright yellow sign stating that people who voted for Donald Trump were not welcome to eat in their restaurant, as per Fox News.
They claimed that “Nazis” were not welcome there as if Trump supporters are the horrible militant organization that swore to kill all Jews. Uh, if you haven’t noticed, Trump is the one defending Israel right now! How’s Obama doing on that front you think?
A picture of the note was posted on the café’s Facebook page and was liked by at least 40 people, and it was appreciated by many liberals on the internet.
“…The next time you’re in Honolulu, eat lunch here, not only are they on the right side of things, the food is delicious and reasonable,” Facebook user Ariel Agor stated in the photo’s comments. Others were not as happy with the sign.
Many view this sign as unprofessional, childish, and also very hateful. And many are choosing to boycott this restaurant who aren’t even Trump supporters — they just don’t like hateful rhetoric against people over their political choices!
Willes Lee, the former chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party and currently the president of National Federation of Republican Assemblies, claimed that the sign is discriminatory and similar to the “racist and hate-filled” days before Hawaii became a U.S. state.
“Remember when Filipinos couldn’t go in certain places, or Japanese wouldn’t be allowed [in] many homes? And it didn’t matter who they voted for,” Lee claimed, who is of Japanese descent. And he thinks this restaurant’s hate is an echo of that racial hate.
This all begs the question—how will the restaurant know how people voted? Are they just going to bar any white person who wants to come in and eat, keeping to liberal stereotypes that Donald supporters must be white?
The café’s owners, Robert and Jali Warner, are currently trying to downplay the sign, claiming they don’t ask people if they’re Trump supporters and that if consumers are wearing any Trump merchandise, they “don’t put anything different [in their] food.”
The fact they felt the need to clarify they don’t spoil their food makes me suspicious that they’ve had staff do it. Plenty of liberals are petty and vindictive, and I definitely wouldn’t put it past them.
The election is over now, and there is nothing liberals can do but pick up and move on with their lives because Donald Trump is the president-elect and soon will be inaugurated to serve for at least the next four years. People need to boycott this restaurant. They’ll see what their “principles” get them when they go bankrupt from the loss of business!