The anti-Trump bigotry of liberals literally continues to grow by the day.
Only a day after a Texas thug assaulted a teenager for wearing a MAGA inside a WhatABurger restaurant, a New York liberal store cashier refused service to a gay hairdresser because of his pro-Trump views.
The hairdresser was Brandon Straka, who recently became famous for starting the #WalkAway movement. He had been at an electronics store in downtown Manhattan last Thursday quickly selecting equipment he needed for his work when a customer had recognized him.
“I saw you on Tucker!” the customer said to him, referencing the activist’s recent appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “You’re that Walk Away guy!”
The customer then asked for a picture, so Straka graciously complied. Afterward the customer left and he returned to shopping. No big deal, right? Except that a cashier observed this whole encounter, and it just so happened that the cashier was a far-left radical.
In an interview with the Epoch Times, the #WalkAway founder said that when he approached the cashier to purchase a microphone, the cashier refused.
“He stared at me with this kind of dead-pan expression,” Straka explained. “And he said: Are you planning to use this equipment for alt-right purposes?’”
I’m shaking right now. I just went into a camera store to buy a camera and a light and mic, etc. and they recognized me from tv. I was refused service because they said it was for “alt right” purposes. That literally just happened.
— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) July 5, 2018
As Straka tried to grasp what was happening, the left-wing cashier continuing talking, saying, “I’m not comfortable selling to you. You’re welcome to talk to someone else in the store but I’m not going to sell to you.”
Long story short, it took another 20 minutes of wandering through the store and speaking with other cashiers, but Straka finally got his microphone — just not from the far-left radical who had accused of him being affiliated with the “alt right.”
“I was shaking. I was hurt. I had this huge adrenaline rush. I felt embarrassed and I also felt nervous,” he said to the Times, describing how he felt when he finally made it out the store.
“At every station of the store, I’d given them my personal information. What if this kid decides to go into the computer and dox me? I am not a guy who has a lot of money. I can’t have people going to my apartment and harassing me.”
Yet despite what happened to him, Straka has no interest in seeing the cashier be punished or fired, let alone harassed.
“My instinct is telling me to practice compassion and forgiveness here. I don’t want to see this guy getting fired. I don’t want anything bad to happen to him. I don’t want people harassing him,” he said.
Nor does he want anyone to boycott the electronics shop.
Favor- PLZ do not retaliate against this camera shop. All of the other employees could not have been nicer. The reason I decided 2go forward w/ the story is because I hope 2open a conversation between me &gays on the left. I’m about EMPOWERING gay people. https://t.co/ICsiyXOXA5
— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) July 6, 2018
As for the shop, Adorama, it released a statement on Twitter last Friday expressing regret over the incident and pledging that what happened was “being taken seriously and is being addressed with the highest priority.”
The Adorama Management Team deeply regrets the incident involving an employee in our store. Please know this is not who we are, and does not reflect the position of our owners or other staff members. This is being taken seriously and is being addressed with the highest priority.
— Adorama ? (@adorama) July 6, 2018