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Waitress’ ‘don’t tip black people’ note on receipt shows signs of possible hoax

Attorneys say the “racist” note given to waitress Kelly Carter was forged.

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Another “racist” incident bleated by mainstream media has turned out to be a likely hoax.

Kelly Carter, an African-American waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Virginia, made headlines after claiming a white man had stiffed her tip by leaving a racist note claiming he doesn’t “tip black people.”

Carter claimed the white customer left her no tip on a $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote, “Great service, don’t tip black people” on the receipt.

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The customer’s lawyer, Daniel Hebda, said the note was a forgery (handwriting experts can attest to this), WTOP reported. Heba said his client had left Carter a one-cent tip because of her poor service, not because she is black and did not write that he “don’t tip black people.”

“Our client did not nor would he ever write anything about refusing to tip African Americans because of their race,” Hebda. “Our client has no ill feelings towards African Americans. Our client tipped $0.01 out of his own conviction against tipping well for poor service.”

Kelly Carter’s story immediately went viral, as liberal media outlets used it to push their fake news narrative tying a spike in phony “racist” incidents to President Trump’s election (see below).


The NAACP and mainstream press including NBC, the HuffingtonPost, and the Associated Press cooed its support for victimized waitress Kelly Carter. A fundraising page was set up for Carter, who received thousands of dollars in donations even thought there were numerous clues her story didn’t add up.

For one, her “racist” receipt looked like a reprint of the original receipt. And second, the receipt she posted online was printed hours after Anita’s New Mexico Cafe had closed. These actions suggest someone had reprinted the receipt and wrote over it.

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Even though the “racist” incident turned out to be a possible hoax, the NAACP still stands behind the waitress. “It’s sad any way it goes,” said an NAACP rep. It’s unclear what will happen to the $3,674 Kelly Carter scammed from unsuspecting donors.

Samantha Chang


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